Federal Member for Kingston

Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Education and Development

Shadow Minister for Veterans' Affairs
Shadow Minister for Defence Personnel

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$4.1 MILLION TO ESTABLISH VETERANS HUB IN TOWNSVILLE - THURSDAY, 28 MARCH 2019

A Shorten Labor Government will provide $4.1 million towards Oasis Townsville, to ensure the establishment of a veterans hub in Townsville which provides greater support to veterans’, ex-service personnel and their families.

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TRANSCRIPT - RADIO INTERVIEW - ABC ADELAIDE - WEDNESDAY, 27 MARCH 2019

SUBJECT/S: One Nation Preferences, Christchurch Shootings
 
DAVID BEVAN: Lets welcome Simon Birmingham, Liberal Senator, Minister for Trade. He is on the phone line this morning, good morning Simon Birmingham.
 
SIMON BIRMINGHAM, MINISTER FOR TRADE, TOURISM AND INVESTMENT: Good morning, great to be with you.

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LABOR WELCOMES INQUIRY INTO DFRDB - TUESDAY, 26 MARCH 2019

Labor welcomes the government’s announcement to conduct an independent inquiry into the administration of the Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits Scheme (DFRDB) commutation arrangements.
 
The issue of commutation and its impact on DFRDB recipients has been an ongoing cause of concern for a number of those in the veterans community.

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LABOR IS COMMITED TO EARLY LEARNING IN QUEENSLAND - MONDAY, 25 MARCH 2019

Labor has cemented its commitment to early learning in Queensland this week, talking with parents and providers about our National Preschool and Kindy program and announcing our plans to support local community groups to expand their early learning resources. 
 
Labor’s National Preschool and Kindy Program will see around 130,000 three and four year olds in Queensland have access to early education in the two years before school.

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SHORTEN, PLIBERSEK, BURNEY, RISHWORTH, BROWN, MACKLIN & ELLIS - MEDIA RELEASE - STEPHANIE GOTLIB - SATURDAY, 23 MARCH 2019

Today we recognise Stephanie Gotlib’s incredible dedication and service to the disability community, as she prepares to step down as the CEO of Children and Young People with Disability Australia (CYDA).

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GOVERNMENT DESIGN FAIL ANOTHER SIGN OF A FAILED GOVERNMENT - SATURDAY, 23 MARCH 2019

Reports today reveal the Government is forcing child care providers to act as unpaid debt collectors on parents in the latest stuff up in the government’s new child care system.
 
The Abbott Turnbull Morrison Government’s unfair Child Care Subsidy (CCS) was introduced in July 2018 with a multitude of problems.

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CHALMERS, RISHWORTH & CLANCY - MEDIA RELEASE - LABOR WILL ENSURE UNIQUE CONNECTION IN BOOTHBY IS PRESERVED - FRIDAY, 22 MARCH 2019

A Shorten Labor Government will remember women in war with a $500,000 commitment to the current upgrade of the Women’s Memorial Playing Fields at St Marys.

This commitment from Labor will complete the funding required to ensure the Playing Fields can undergo its comprehensive upgrade and provide world class facilities to local community members. 

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LABOR IS COMMITED TO EARLY LEARNING IN THE WEST - THURSDAY, 21 MARCH 2019

Labor has cemented its commitment to early learning in the West this week, with a number of announcements for local community groups.
 
As part of Labor’s commitment to early learning, we announced that if elected, a Shorten Labor Government will expand community based playgroups and toy libraries with a $6.1 million grassroots grants program.

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TRANSCRIPT - RADIO INTERVIEW - ABC 891 ADELAIDE - WEDNESDAY, 20 MARCH 2019

SUBJECT/S: Christchurch shootings, One Nation Preferences
 
DAVID BEVAN: Lets welcome Simon Birmingham, South Australian Liberal Senator, Minister for Trade and Tourism and Investment- good morning to you.

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TRANSCRIPT - ABC NEWS BREAKFAST - SATURDAY, 16 MARCH 2019

SUBJECTS: Shootings in New Zealand, Neil Prakash
 
JOHANNA NICHOLSON: We are talking now with the Deputy Leader of the Nationals, Senator Bridget McKenzie and also Labor MP Amanda Rishworth. Thank you both for joining us this morning. Bridget McKenzie, I might start with you. The Prime Minister has said that this man who has been arrested in New Zealand is a right-wing extremist, he was not on any watch list. Is Australia doing enough to combat right-wing extremism - our security agencies, but also the rhetoric around right-wing extremism?

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