December 8, 2023

Haines presses Government to act on regional mobile phone coverage

Independent Federal Member for Indi Helen Haines has backed recommendations of a parliamentary inquiry into regional mobile phone coverage.

December 7, 2023

Project 365, promoting positive mental health

Project 365 promotes positive mental health. They encourage us to talk about ‘the elephant in the room’ – a message that many people across rural and regional Australia can relate to.

December 7, 2023

Childcare shouldn’t be forgotten in regional Australia

As a midwife and academic who researched maternal-child outcomes, and remembering my own experience in returning to the workforce and balancing work and care, I know the importance of support for parents in those early years.  

December 6, 2023

Vale Peta Murphy

It’s a privilege to rise today to express gratitude for the life and to lament the loss of our much loved and admired colleague and friend Peta Murphy, the member for Dunkley.

November 29, 2023

Australian Citizenship Bill2023

As legislators, we should come to this decision with our eyes wide open. This bill, the Australian Citizenship Amendment (Citizenship Repudiation) Bill 2023, is allowing judges, not the executive, to repudiate citizenship in the event a dual citizen commits a serious offence.

November 29, 2023

Now more than ever, FoodShare is vital to regional communities

Foodshare provides food relief to those who need it when they need it– it literally puts food on the table for families, young people and pensioners.

November 29, 2023

The Government needs to act on the regional housing crisis

Today, I am raising the voices of more than 2,000 regional Australians who have added their name to this petition calling on the Prime Minister to back my Bill.

November 28, 2023

When we listen, we get better results

This bill should embed evidence in decision-making processes and therefore should make a substantive difference in the lives of people who rely on government support payments.

November 27, 2023

We must bring communities on the energy transition journey

We need constructive solutions to deliver positive outcomes for all Australians, and I’m working hard to do just this, by listening to my constituents and working with communities and experts at all levels of government to shift Australia onto the path of a renewable energy transition done right.

November 27, 2023

Process is important and vital to upholding good governance

I can’t continue to support government contingent motions that ask us to rush through legislation with the narrowest opportunity to engage with the legislation in any meaningful way.


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