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Motion: Promoting a secular Parliament

Lee Rhiannon 27 Jun 2018

Notice of Motion - Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales)

I give notice that I will move:

  1. That the following proposed amendments to standing order 50 be referred to the Procedure Committee for inquiry and report by 22 August 2018:

(a) in the first paragraph, omit all words after "following", substitute "invitation to prayer or reflection: Senators, let us in silence pray or reflect upon our responsibilities to all people of Australia and to future generations";and

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Speech: Middle East

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (16:19): I ask that general business notice of motion No. 891 standing in my name for today relating to Ms Khalida Jarrar be taken as a formal motion.

The PRESIDENT: Is there any objection?

 Senator McGrath: Yes.

The PRESIDENT: There is an objection to formality being granted.

 Senator RHIANNON: I seek leave to make a short statement.

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Speech: Live Animal Exports

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (16:24): I seek leave to make a short statement.

The PRESIDENT: Leave is granted for one minute.

Senator RHIANNON: The live sheep export trade is in crisis. Of two export companies, one has been suspended, one has suspended itself. It's estimated two-thirds of the sheep usually exported in this year will not now be exported.

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Adjournment speech: The Greens New South Wales

Monday, 25 June 2018

Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (22:08): The Greens New South Wales is the party I joined in 1990. It is the party I'm very proud to be a member of, the party that has consistently shown what a well-organised, small, left-wing party can achieve. I want to put some of our electoral achievements on the record, as our results have been misrepresented in ways that have contributed to the false narrative that the Greens New South Wales is underperforming. In fact, the opposite is the case.

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Motion: Australian Government Procurement

Monday, 25 June 2018

Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (17:08): I move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

   (i) the Australian Government's hire of public sector workers and purchase of goods and services makes it the largest single spender in Australian markets,

   (ii) in 2016-17, $47 billion in Australian Government procurement contracts were reported,

   (iii) government objectives differ from profit-driven firms, and

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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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