Straight from the Senate - Issue 38
4.43pm | June 22, 2018
1. Last week the Liberal National Conference voted to privatise the ABC. The ABC is a national institution that millions enjoy and a cornerstone of our democracy. Labor will never privatise the ABC.
2. I joined parliamentary colleagues to honour the memory of Eurydice Dixon and at least 30 other women who have been killed this year. Women should not have to live in fear. Stopping violence against women should be a national priority.
3. Malcolm Turnbull told aged care workers to “get a better job”. This is disgraceful. Caring for the elderly is invaluable work. Aged care workers deserve a pay rise, not the contempt they receive from the Coalition.
This week the Coalition with One Nation Senators and Senators David Leyonhjelm, Cory Bernadi, Brian Burstonm Derryn Hinch and Fraser Anning introduced $144 billion worth of tax cuts over the next 7 years.