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Motion: Condolences Mr Eddie Funde

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (18:21): I move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

   (i) Mr Eddie Funde, the first diplomat to be appointed to the African National Congress's Mission to Australasia and the Pacific, died suddenly last month,

   (ii) Mr Funde built a broad-based grassroots anti-apartheid movement across Australasia and New Zealand made up of unions, student groups and a range of community groups that engaged in a boycott and sanctions campaign,

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Motion: Social housing

Lee Rhiannon 20 Jun 2018

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (16:30): I, and also on behalf of Senator Cameron, move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

   (i) the latest census data indicates that there has been a 13 per cent rise in homelessness since 2011,

   (ii) a well-functioning social housing system that is affordable for tenants is important in reducing homelessness,

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Speech: Animal Export Legislation Amendment (Ending Long-haul Live Sheep Exports) Bill 2018: Second Reading

Monday, 18 June 2018

Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (11:15): I'm very pleased to co-sponsor the Animal Export Legislation Amendment (Ending Long-haul Live Sheep Exports) Bill 2018 today with Senators Derryn Hinch and Tim Storer. This bill sets out a framework over five years to transition away from the very worst of the live-export sea voyages, those long-haul live sheep and lamb shipments that sail into the Northern Hemisphere summer months and into the riskiest of shipping routes through the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf.

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Motion: Bangladesh

Monday, 18 June 2018

Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (16:33): I move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

   (i) this year marks the 5th anniversary of the one of world's worst mass industrial manslaughter incidents in Dhaka, Bangladesh, which resulted in the deaths of 1,133 garment workers and more than 2,500 injuries, when their factory collapsed,

   (ii) most of the victims of this tragedy were women,

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