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Estimates: Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee: Infrastructure and Regional Development Portfolio: Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

Lee Rhiannon 24 May 2017

Monday 22 May

Senator RHIANNON: Can I just check if my questions can be asked here?

ACTING CHAIR: Certainly, Senator Rhiannon.

Senator RHIANNON: My questions are about the National Housing Infrastructure Facility. Can I ask them in this section?

Mr Mrdak: No, we have not been involved in that program, Senator, I am sorry.

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Estimates: Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee: Infrastructure and Regional Development Portfolio: Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

Monday 22 May

Senator RHIANNON: I want to return to the Australian National Audit Office's report on WestConnex. Where are you at with it? Is it something there have been discussions on, some lessons learnt and reflections on, or is it that it is gathering dust on the bookshelf and you are thinking, 'Well, we escaped that bullet'? Where does it sit for you?

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Motion: Food Labelling

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (17:34): I move:

That the Senate—

(a) recognises that:

(i) many Australian consumers deliberately choose free range labelled eggs to avoid the horrific cruelty of factory-farmed eggs,

(ii) the Model Code of Practice for Domestic Poultry reflects consumers' expectations that eggs labelled as free range are laid by chickens kept at a maximum density of 1500 chickens per hectare,

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Speech: Fair Work Amendment (Pay Protection) Bill 2017: Second Reading

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (15:41): I move:

That this bill be now read a second time.

I seek leave to table an explanatory memorandum relating to the bill.

Leave granted.

Senator RHIANNON: I seek leave to have the second reading speech incorporated in Hansard.

Leave granted.

The speech read as follows—

The attack on the wages of our lowest paid people in this country is relentless.

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Motion: Fair Work Amendment (Pay Protection) Bill 2017: First Reading

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (15:40): I move:

That the following bill be introduced: A Bill for an Act to amend the law in relation to workplace relations, and for related purposes.

Question agreed to.

Senator RHIANNON: I present the bill and move:

That this bill may proceed without formalities and be now read a first time.

Question agreed to.

Bill read a first time.

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Motion: Ministerial Standards

Lee Rhiannon 5 Apr 2017

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (15:56): I move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

   (i) on 23 November 2016, the Senate passed a motion known as Senate Order 20C ("the Order") requiring rolling disclosure of meetings between current ministers, senior officials and former ministers,

   (ii) the purpose of the Order is to ensure that the Prime Minister's Statement of Ministerial Standards is adhered to,

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