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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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Estimates: Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee: Agriculture and Water Resources Portfolio: Australian Livestock Export Corporation Limited

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Awassi sheep/Live export

Senator RHIANNON: Mr Thompson or Ms Clegg, I want to ask about mortality figures. Do you believe that the mortality figures reported to the department from the each shipment are accurate? What I'm trying to understand is on what you base this belief, considering crew are throwing carcasses into hoggers or overboard?

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Estimates: Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee: Agriculture and Water Resources Portfolio: Meat & Livestock Australia

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Live export

Senator RHIANNON: Mr Norton, did you watch 60 Minutes on 8 April?

Mr Norton : Yes.

Senator RHIANNON: What was your response?

Mr Norton : I thought it was quite shocking.

Senator RHIANNON: Considering your position at MLA, in that context, what was your response?

Mr Norton : Again, I thought that the whole situation was quite shocking to watch.

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Motion: Housing affordability

Lee Rhiannon 6 Jun 2018

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (16:04): I, and also on behalf of Senator Cameron, move:

That the Senate:

(a) notes that:

   (i) according to the Anglicare Australia 2018 Rental Affordability Snapshot, only 6% of surveyed rental properties nationwide were affordable and appropriate for households on government income support payments,

   (ii) the same research showed that for households on the minimum wage only 28% of surveyed rental properties nationwide were suitable, and

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