Prime Minister Tony Abbott is determined to cut payments to children of war veterans who have been killed or injured, including children who are orphaned. Read More.
Ms RISHWORTH (Kingston) (12:03): I move:
That this House:
(1) notes: (a) the importance of a well-resourced dental system in improving the oral health of our most vulnerable citizens;
and (b) that well trained and well supported dental graduates are critical to improving the oral health of our nation;
(2) shows extreme concern at the Government's announcement to cut $40 million from the Voluntary Dental
Graduate Program (VDGP); and
(3) calls on the Government to reverse this decision and ensure that the 36 public dental services that were set
to host the VDGP in 2014 are able to do so. Read More.
Ms RISHWORTH (Kingston) (09:53): I rise today to speak about a very important issue in my local community, and that is the Abbott government's failure to recommit funding to the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness, which is due to expire shortly. Read More.