March 12, 2013
I support the National Disability Insurance Scheme, an inportant issue for local residents and local disability providers such as Bedford Industries, Minda and the Sunedin School. ... Read more »
February 14, 2013
I raise concerns about the current Government's forecasted attack on superannuation, which many of you have spoken with me about. ... Read more »
February 11, 2013
I speak on the very important issue of tobacco control in Australia. ... Read more »
November 28, 2012
I am pleased to support the money for the extra 450 gigalitres of water for the Murray Darling Basin, for permanent environmental water entitlements and for infrastructure improvements.
I have been interested in creating a sustainable Murray the whole time that I have been a member of parliament and I put on record my support for all three of the acts we are currently considering, which represent the culmination of a six-year journey which started in 2007 with John Howard and Malcolm Turnbull.
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November 28, 2012
I call on the Mitcham Council to show leadership on the issue of ongoing maintenance of the Balyana Swimming Pool. ... Read more »
November 26, 2012
I would like an explanation as to why the Government decided to rename the Divisions of General Practice to Medicare Locals a few years ago, when they had nothing to do with Medicare.
Especially as that decision meant that all 61 of those bodies are now in breach of the Human Services (Medicare) Act, as a result of doing what they were asked by the government.
The simple and prudent fix would have been for the Minister to admit the mistake and change the name of these organisations, particularly when no-one wants the name 'Medicare Local'.
Instead, they have tried to bring this legislation before the parliament to hide their errors ... Read more »