Ms RISHWORTH (Kingston) (19:29): I am rising tonight to speak about an issue that is very critical to my electorate and is indeed a critical issue facing this country: protecting penalty rates and the terrible impact that the Fair Work Commission's decision will have on people in my electorate.
Labor has been working tirelessly to safeguard protections and deliver better outcomes for veterans since the Government introduced the Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (Digital Readiness and Other Measures) Bill 2016.
Labor is supportive of measures within this legislation that could make the claims process smoother and it easier for veterans’ to deal with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA).
Ms RISHWORTH (Kingston) (16:47): I thank the minister for his comprehensive coverage of a number of significant events. There are many commemorations taking place of significant parts of our military history. It is important that we acknowledge and pay tribute to the brave men and women who have served and sacrificed for our country.
Ms RISHWORTH (Kingston) (18:24): I have to say I get a sense of deja vu debating this bill, the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Omnibus Savings and Child Care Reform) Bill 2017, because we have seen all of this before. In 2014, despite the then Abbott government going to the election and clearly saying: 'We're not going to do anything drastic; we're not going to hurt families; we're not going to attack vulnerable people,' we then got the 2014 budget.
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, the Ngunnawal people.
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 the Ngunnawal people.
Job creation and a strategic industry plan after the exit of Holden from Australia were the centre of discussion at the Southern Jobs Taskforce last night.
Representatives from local business, schools, universities, training providers and Government all came together to talk about what the future holds for the South following the loss of the automotive industry, and to develop a way forward for the region.
The Turnbull Government has once again misled the veterans and ex-service community on mental health services which are available to them.
Labor is always supportive of initiatives which look to provide support to veterans who are suffering from mental health issues, but will not sit idle on broken promises.
SUBJECT/S: Kate Ellis not contesting next election, South Australian Government’s Energy Announcement, Veterans’ Affairs Digital Readiness Bill
PETER VAN ONSELEN: She joins us now, live from Adelaide- and the lights are on- thanks for company.
SUBJECT/S: Elon Musk power supply solution, WA election
KEIRAN GILBERT: We are going to go live now to Labor frontbencher, Amanda Rishworth. Your thoughts on the discussion between the Prime Minister and Elon Musk, the head of Tesla; that instability in South Australia’s power system could be fixed and fixed sooner than many people might have thought.