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Adjournment speech: Australian Security Intelligence Organisation

Tuesday 15 August

Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (21:10)  Mr John Wilson made a submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services inquiry into whistleblower protections in the corporate, public and not-for-profit sectors. That submission was not accepted and, as far as I know, Mr Wilson didn't receive any explanation for that. This is despite the fact that the terms of reference to the inquiry included:

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Adjournment Speech: Palestine

Tuesday 8 August

Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (21:21): I recently returned from a self-funded fact finding trip to Palestine. As well as visiting Australian aid projects in the West Bank, I met with organisations and Palestinians living inside the 1948 borders of Israel. This was a very informative visit. I do thank Union Aid Abroad and EuroPal for their assistance.

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Adjournment speech: Timor Sea Treaty

Wednesday 14 June

Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (19:27): Today I had the opportunity to meet with a number of members from the Timor Sea justice alliance. Many of them came to Canberra from across the country to take up the very important issue of justice for the people of East Timor over the Timor oil issue. The Timor Sea justice alliance explains that they believe Australia is being unfair to Timor-Leste about sharing oil and gas in the Timor Sea. That is certainly an issue that I agree with them strongly on.

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