SUBJECTS: Anti-vaccination scare campaign in SA, immunisation in child care centres
DAVID BEVAN: Amanda Rishworth, good morning.
SHADOW MINISTER FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT, AMANDA RISHWORTH MP: Good morning David.
BEVAN: What do you make of this story that Tory Shepherd and Brad Crouch have written? I reckon they are onto something here.
I congratulate the new South Australian Minister for Education, John Gardner, on his appointment today. It is critically important the new minister gets straight to work and continues the excellent work Susan Close did to promote and deliver early education to South Australian children.
It is vital the new minister continue this commitment.
SUBJECTS: Veterans’ employment program
SHERIDAN STEWART: Let’s have a look now at what happens to our veterans when they return to civilian life. Our next guest is here to talk about a proposal which will help defence personnel transition back to home and into a job outside of the defence force. I’d like to welcome to the program, Shadow Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Amanda Rishworth, good afternoon.
SUBJECTS: Veterans’ Employment Policy, Tathra fires
SHADOW MINISTER FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT, AMANDA RISHWORTH: It’s great to be here today with Steve at Spearpoint a local provider of protective equipment and uniforms to our ADF but also importantly to our emergency services. They have been developing and working with companies to produce the most innovative gear, to make sure our defence personnel as well as our emergency services have the best possible gear. This is really important so thank you so much for having us here today. It’s also great to be here with Mike Kelly the Member for Eden Monaro and also Gai Brodtmann the Member for Canberra
SUBJECT/S: Veterans Employment Policy
LAURA JAYES: Today Labor has announced a plan to get veterans back to work, hoping to provide greater support for defence personnel as they transition to civilian life. Labor say it will commit $121m to help veterans into jobs and do more to boost recognition of their skills and experience. Currently best estimates have veterans’ unemployment at 30 percent, joining me now is the Shadow Veterans’ Affairs Minister, Amanda Rishworth, Amanda thank you so much for your time. Amanda this is about 5 times the rate of unemployment in Australia, why is it so high?
If the national unemployment rate was 30 per cent, it would be a scandal. Any government that presided over an unemployment figure that high would rightly be chased out of office.
And yet, that’s the situation veterans are currently living with.
SHORTEN & RISHWORTH - MEDIA RELEASE - MORE SUPPORT TO HELP VETERANS GET JOBS - WEDNESDAY, 21 MARCH 2018
A Shorten Labor Government will commit $121 million to a comprehensive Veterans Employment Policy to provide greater support to our defence personnel as they transition to civilian life.
Labor’s plan will help our veterans into good jobs by doing more to boost recognition of their significant skills and experiences, and better support veterans moving into the civilian workforce.
Three Veterans’ Affairs Ministers in three months.
This is what the Turnbull Government have delivered to our veterans and ex-service personnel.
It is unclear what will become of the Veterans’ Affairs portfolio under the Turnbull Government’s chaos.
In announcing his Deputy Prime Minister yesterday, Malcolm Turnbull made no reference as to who will be responsible for the portfolio of Veterans’ Affairs.
The chaos and dysfunction of the Government has gotten to the point where one of the oldest and most important portfolios of government is now facing uncertainty.