Federal Member for Kingston

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Shadow Minister for Defence Personnel

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SPEECH - RISHWORTH - LEGACY AUSTRALIA NATIONAL CONFERENCE - WEDNESDAY, 18 OCTOBER 2017

Thank you for the invitation to speak today at this important congress; it is a pleasure to be here.

I would like to begin today by acknowledging the traditional owners on whose land we meet and pay my respect to their elders both past and present. 

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BRODTMANN & RISHWORTH - TIME FOR THE TURNBULL GOVERNMENT TO TAKE REAL ACTION - THURSDAY, 12 OCTOBER 2017

Today the Turnbull Government passed the buck when it came to the responsibility of our national security.

Christopher Pyne’s own comments that this breach was not the Turnbull Government’s responsibility only proves the Turnbull Government is willing to shirk responsibility when it comes to national security. 

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Transcript - AMANDA RISHWORTH - TELEVISION INTERVIEW - SKY NEWS - TO THE POINT - THURSDAY, 12 OCTOBER 2017

SUBJECT/S: CFMEU Picket, US Politics, Government Division, Labor’s plan to better protect Australians in their homes and workplaces by improving fire safety in buildings, Access to abortion; Young people and pornography.

KRISTINA KENEALLY: Joining us now live to discuss the political issues of the week, Labor MP Amanda Rishworth- Amanda thank you for coming on the program.

SHADOW MINISTER FOR VETERANS’ AFFAIRS, AMANDA RISHWORTH MP: No worries, thanks for having me. 

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OPINION PIECE - TURNBULL GOVERNMENT MUST NOT REVERSE THE GOOD WORK OF THE ADF ON IMPROVING OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN - THURSDAY, 12 OCTOBER 2017

It has been an embarrassing past few weeks for the Turnbull Government when it comes to dealing with issue of gender equality.

It began with Liberal MP Luke Howarth, in his anger-fuelled on-air expletive, when asked about a question put to the Prime Minister about women’s representation in the Liberal National party. On the same day, this attitude was reflected by Liberal MP Craig Kelly, describing the changes to allow breastfeeding in parliament as ‘over the top’. 

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GOVERNMENT MUST COME CLEAN ON PLANS TO REDUCE ADF PROTECTIONS - FRIDAY, 22 SEPTEMBER 2017

The Turnbull Government must come clean about its plans to exempt the Australian Defence Force from the Sex Discrimination Act and its guidelines.

Reports this afternoon suggest Minister for Defence Personnel, Dan Tehan has gone behind Minister for Defence, Marise Payne’s back to remove safeguards under the Sex Discrimination Act for our ADF personnel. 

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FARRELL & RISHWORTH - GOOD LUCK TO OUR 2017 INVICTUS GAMES TEAM - FRIDAY, 22 SEPTEMBER 2017

Labor wishes the best of luck to the 43 serving and ex-service men and women representing Australia at this year’ Invictus Games in Toronto.

The Australian Invictus Games Team, supported by our Australian Defence Force (ADF) and National RSL, will come up against fierce competition and determination from service personnel athletes from across the globe. 

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SPEECH - RISHWORTH - ADDRESS TO THE NATIONAL RSL CONGRESS - THURSDAY, 21 SEPTEMBER 2017

Thank you for the invitation to speak today at your national congress; it is a pleasure to be here.

I would like to begin today by acknowledging the traditional owners on whose land we meet and pay my respect to their elders both past and present. 

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Transcript - AMANDA RISHWORTH - RADIO INTERVIEW - ABC 891 ADELAIDE - WEDNESDAY, 20 SEPTEMBER 2017

SUBJECTS: Nick Xenophon Team, Coalition dysfunction, Marriage Equality, Xenophon High Court Challenge on Citizenship

ALI CLARKE: We are joined by Anne Ruston Australian Liberal and Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources.

SENATOR ANNE RUSTON: Hi.

CLARKE: Also, Member for Kingston and Shadow Minister for Defence Personnel and Veterans’ Affairs- good morning Amanda Rishworth.

SHADOW MINISTER FOR VETERANS’ AFFAIRS, AMANDA RISHWORTH MP: Good morning, it is great to be here. 

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REMEMBERING THE BATTLE OF PASSCHENDAELE - WEDNESDAY, 20 SEPTEMBER 2017

Today marks the Centenary of Australia’s contribution to the Battle of Passchendaele, also known as The Battle of the Ypres, when Australia’s infantry took part in the Battle of Menin Road and subsequently the Battle of Polygon Wood.

The Battle of Menin Road lasted from September 20 – 26, 1917 and was the first involvement of Australian units in The Battle of Passchendaele.  

SPEECH: Defence Legislation Amendment (2017 Measure No.1) Bill 2017

Ms RISHWORTH (Kingston) (10:42): I rise to speak on the Defence Legislation Amendment (2017 Measures No. 1) Bill 2017. This bill contains four schedules, which seek to smooth processes, increase protections for reservists, realise a recommendation from the First Principles Review of Defence, add contemporary definitions and enable reclassification of those who leave Defence and later find they were eligible for a medical discharge.

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