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October 3, 2022

Helen Haines welcomes introduction of National Anti Corruption Commission legislation

This is a momentous day and it has been a long time coming. It is the first time a Government has introduced a bill for an integrity watchdog to Parliament. Until now, all Bills had come from the crossbench or the Greens.

October 3, 2022

Jobs and Skills Australia Bill 2022 – Consideration in Detail

We cannot lose sight of the unique needs and opportunities in regional Australia in developing labour markets, skills, training needs and VET training.

October 3, 2022

Death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and accession of His Majesty King Charles III

It’s an honour to rise today as a representative of the people of Indi to pay tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, to her life spent in service to the Commonwealth and to the way she fulfilled her duty with dignity, honour and good humour.

September 26, 2022

Joint Statement – Crossbenchers committed to delivering anti-corruption commission with teeth

As members of the crossbench in the House of Representatives and the Senate, we were elected by our communities for our commitment to fight for integrity in politics and hold the Government to account when it comes to delivering a federal integrity commission.

September 9, 2022

Aged Care Amendment (Implementing Care Reform) Bill 2022

It’s heartening that this government is moving quickly on the recommendations arising from the royal commission into aged care.

September 7, 2022

National Anti Corruption Commission

This is a once in a generation opportunity to implement an integrity commission that holds politicians to account and creates a better level of transparency and governance at the federal level.

 

September 7, 2022

Jobs and Skills Australia (National Skills Commissioner Repeal) Bill 2022

Across the board, in our large regional centres, in our bustling tourist hotspots, in small towns, employers are struggling to find staff.

September 7, 2022

Fair Work Amendment (Paid Family and Domestic Violence Leave)

Family and domestic violence is an epidemic in our society and this is just one of many measures the government must take to address an issue that leaves a wide and deep scar across the lives of too many people, predominantly women and children.

September 7, 2022

Climate change and the Pacific

Nowhere is the impact of climate change more dramatic than on the frequency and the intensity of extreme weather events in Fiji.

September 7, 2022

Regional Housing is in crisis

We do not just have an affordability problem; we have an availability problem.

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