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Estimates: Economics Legislation Committee: Jobs and Innovation Portfolio: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Gene drive project (GBIRd)

Senator RHIANNON: I wanted to ask questions about the gene drive work that you're undertaking at the present time. How much is the CSIRO being funded by the US military's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency as part of the genetic biocontrol of invasive rodents?

Dr Marshall: I will bring up Dr Steele to address that.

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Estimates: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee: Defence Portfolio: Australian War Memorial

Wednesday, 30 May, 2018

War Memorial 

Senator RHIANNON: Dr Nelson, I want to ask some questions about sponsorship and financial contributions. Can you provide the committee with a total figure for the value of contributions that the Australian War Memorial received from military and defence firms in the year to date?

Senator Payne: On notice, Senator?

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Estimates: Community Affairs Legislation Committee: Health Portfolio

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

PFAS contamination

Senator RHIANNON: I'd like to go back to your work on the PFAS contamination.

CHAIR: We're going back to PFAS? That's fine. Can I interrupt there for a second. We have got confirmation that the TGA are no longer required, so they are released, along with those in program 5.1 who are not needed for a later outcome. Sorry, Senator Rhiannon, I just wanted to let people go home when they can.

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Estimates: Education and Employment Legislation Committee: Jobs and Innovation Portfolio

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Josh Park-Hing

CHAIR: Senator Rhiannon, you've got the call.

Senator RHIANNON: Thank you very much. I want to go to the issue of Josh Park-Fing's death. Shortly after his tragic death, the minister said a report would be published within a month. Is it correct that the report has still not been made public? And, if so, why hasn't it been made public?

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Lee's Travel Expenses January - April 2018

Lee Rhiannon 6 Jun 2018

Lee's duties as a Senator for NSW and a portfolio holder for the Australian Greens require her to travel both within NSW and interstate. Senate related travel is paid for using parliamentary allowances.

As Australian Greens spokesperson for democracy Lee has long campaigned for more scrutiny of how MPs use allowances and  for this information to be made public as close to real time as possible.

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Caps on donations and greater transparency key to saving our democracy from big business influence: Senate Inquiry

The Australian Greens today called upon Labor and the Liberals to back reforms to cap political donations and increase transparency to help restore the public’s faith in our democracy, following the release of a blockbuster report into the influence of these donations in Australia.

Leader of the Australian Greens Dr Richard Di Natale, who served as Chair of the Senate Select Committee into the Political Influence of Donations, said the report threw open a curtain on the sordid underbelly of influence peddling in Canberra.

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