SUBJECT/S: Veterans’ Affairs legislation, Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation should be included in the Terms of Reference for the Banking Royal Commission
STEVE AUSTIN: Listening to that was the Opposition Spokesperson on Veterans’ Affairs, Amanda Rishworth. Amanda Rishworth, are you surprised to hear that the Minister say the RSL and the Australian Defence Service Organisation haven’t raised their concerns about the Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation with him.
Ms RISHWORTH (Kingston) (19:01): I'm not sure how many big multinational companies are based in the seat of Chisholm. They certainly will benefit from this government's budget, but average Australians—Australians who rely on public hospitals, Australians who rely on decent investment in education and Australians who are doing it tough and haven't seen a significant wage rise for some time—will certainly not be doing better under the Turnbull government.
Ms RISHWORTH (Kingston) (19:30): I rise today to talk about the mismanagement by this government of the delivery of the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Last week, we saw the Commonwealth Ombudsman's scathing report on the NDIS plan review system. Sadly, it is no surprise to me. Families are coming to my office every day, desperate for help. It is clear that we are reaching crisis point. People with disabilities and their families simply are not receiving the services and support they sorely need and—might I say—were promised. It is absolutely vital for this government to get on with the job of properly delivering the NDIS and fixing the broken plan review system.
Ms RISHWORTH (Kingston) (10:41): Having three levels of government in this country has been important in providing a lot of local services, but it can also be very confusing for local residents. That's why I have taken it upon myself, as a local community advocate, to make sure that no matter what level of government a local resident needs advocacy for, I will take that cause up for them.
Ms RISHWORTH (Kingston) (16:23): I was incredibly disappointed to see in the recent budget no new real investment in infrastructure in South Australia. There was some money repurposed, but where did the promise of finishing the north-south corridor within 10 years go? It is just not there in the budget papers in front of us. That was a promise that the new Liberal government made, and they are failing to deliver.
MARLES & RISHWORTH - MEDIA RELEASE - REPORTS ON SEXUAL ABUSE IN ADF DEEPLY CONCERNING - THURSDAY, 24 MAY 2018
Reports in today’s newspapers of sexual misconduct by members of the ADF are deeply concerning.
Sexual assault or abuse in any workforce should not be tolerated.
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.
I am delighted to be here today as a part of the Tasmania RSL Congress.
It’s always a pleasure coming down to Tassie, and Launnie.
No doubt it has been a busy year for the Tasmanian RSL. They always are, as the task of advocating for your members and the veterans community and ensuring that the memories of the veterans who have gone before you are remembered.
SUBJECT/S: 1 in 6 families worse off in Burnie under Malcolm Turnbull’s unfair child care package.
AMANDA RISHWORTH, SHADOW MINISTER FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT: This is a fabulous centre that provides excellent early education services. What has been really wonderful is to meet the staff and know that some of them have been here for many many years and obviously have a real passion for early education, so it has been great to have a look around and see these young minds becoming really awake.
RISHWORTH, URQUHART & KEAY - MEDIA RELEASE - 1 IN 6 FAMILIES IN BRADDON SET TO BE WORSE OFF UNDER CHILD CARE CHANGES - FRIDAY, 18 MAY 2018
Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Education and Development, Amanda Rishworth has joined Senator Anne Urquhart and Labor Candidate for Braddon, Justine Keay and families in Burnie to talk about the unfair changes to the child care system.
I would like to start by acknowledging the traditional owners of the land in which we meet and pay respect to elders past and present.
Good afternoon and thank you to PwC and to McKell for inviting me here today.