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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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Estimates: Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee: Agriculture and Water Resources Portfolio: Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

Tuesday, February 27

Market access for kangaroo products

Senator RHIANNON: I have some questions about kangaroo products in relation to overseas and local markets. What are you telling your trading partners with regard to kangaroo exports—and also local markets— with regard to the mass mortality events that have been occurring in kangaroo populations since 2016?

CHAIR: I didn't hear the last part of your question. I'm interested in this obviously.

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Motion: Support for Local Rail Industry

Lee Rhiannon 8 Feb 2018

Wednesday 7 February 2018

Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (15:58): I, and also on behalf of Senator Carr, move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

(i) the New South Wales (NSW) Government has awarded $4 billion in contracts to build the Intercity and Waratah train fleets overseas, and

(ii) this decision by the NSW government will impact local rail manufacturers and supply chain businesses, and puts up to 15,000 existing jobs across Australia at risk; and

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HMAS Albatross PFOS contamination - call for mandatory blood testing for all military personnel and base workers

MEDIA RELEASE - 10 November 2017

HMAS Albatross PFOS contamination - call for mandatory blood testing for all military personnel and base workers.

All military personnel, staff and base workers who may have been exposed to toxic firefighting foams should be provided with blood tests, Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon said today.

“The Defence Department should offer free blood tests to all military personnel and base workers associated with HMAS Albatross, along HMAS Creswell and the Jervis Bay Range Facility,” Senator Rhiannon said.

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Senator Rhiannon condemns AWU raids as political act by desperate PM

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