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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OVER THREE MONTHS LATER AND THE GOVERNMENT FINALLY RESPONDS TO INQUIRY - FRIDAY, 15 MARCH 2019

Labor notes the government’s much delayed response into the Senate Inquiry into Use of the Quinoline anti-malarial drugs Mefloquine and Tafenoquine in the Australian Defence Force.

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VETERANS’ MINISTER MUST EXPLAIN GOVERNMENT'S FAILURE - FRIDAY, 15 MARCH 2019

Reports today of an increase in wait times to the crisis line for our veterans and ex-service personnel raises serious concerns.
 
All veterans, ex-service personnel and their families should have access to the helpline 24 hours a day - this is not debatable.

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TRANSCRIPT - DOORSTOP - ADELAIDE - FRIDAY, 15 MARCH 2019

SUBJECTS: Closure of obstetrics service at Flinders Private Hospital
 
JOURNALIST: Amanda, as a mum who is going to give birth in the next few months, how is this impacted on you as a mum first?
 

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TRANSCRIPT - RADIO INTERVIEW - ABC ADELAIDE 891 - FRIDAY, 15 MARCH 2019

SUBJECT/S: Closure of Flinders Private Hospital
 
DAVID BEVAN: Good morning Amanda Rishworth, Federal Labor MP for the seat of Kingston.
 
AMANDA RISHWORTH, SHADOW MINISTER FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT: Good morning.

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STUDY CONFIRMS NEED FOR LABOR’S FAMILY ENGAGEMENT AND SUPPORT STRATEGY - THURSDAY, 14 MARCH 2019

The release of the Veterans’ Advocacy and Support Services Scoping Study has once again highlighted the need for Labor’s Family Engagement and Support Strategy.
 
The Scoping Study was a recommendation from last year’s Senate Inquiry into Suicide by Veterans and Ex-Service Personnel which Labor was integral in establishing.

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RISHWORTH & GAMBIAN - MEDIA RELEASE - $15,000 GRANT TO PLAYGROUPS NSW - WEDNESDAY, 13 MARCH 2019

Children’s imaginative play and social connections between parents will be nurtured with a $15,000 grant from Labor to Playgroups NSW to expand the St. George zone area, creating greater access to 12 local playgroups for families.

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RISHWORTH & CROSBY - MEDIA RELEASE - $15,000 GRANT TO BURWOOD COUNCIL'S MOBILE PLAY VAN - WEDNESDAY, 13 MARCH 2019

Children’s imaginative play and social connections between parents will be nurtured with a $15,000 grant from Labor to Burwood Council’s Mobile Play Van to improve and expand their resources to two permanent sites in Wangal Park and Woodstock Park.

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RISHWORTH AND LABOR COMMIT FUNDING FOR COASTAL TRAIL AT WITTON BLUFF

A Shorten Labor Government if elected will commit $2.7 million towards completing the coastal trail at Witton Bluff. This project will link Christies Beach and Port Noarlunga with a walking and cycling track around the iconic Witton Bluff.

Labor has listened to the many local residents and businesses who have been asking for the trail to be completed.

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THREE MONTHS ON AND VETERANS STILL WAITING FOR GOVERNMENT RESPONSE TO ANTI-MALARIALS - MONDAY, 4 MARCH 2019

It has now been three months since the Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade handed down its report into the ‘Use of the Quinoline anti-malarial drugs Mefloquine and Tafenoquine in the Australian Defence Force’ and the government is still yet to respond.
 
Labor established this Inquiry after members of the serving and ex-service community continued to raise their concerns around the side effects from some anti-malarial drugs which were taken during their service.

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SCOTT MORRISON FORCED TO INTERVENE CAUSING EMBARRASSING BACK DOWN FROM HIS OWN MINISTER - MONDAY, 25 FEBRUARY 2019

Today’s debacle over the cancellation of the Dawn Service on the Western Front once again highlights that this is a government ridden with division and chaos.
 
Following reports that the government decided to cancel the Dawn Service, Scott Morrison was forced to intervene to intervene and overrule his own Minister.

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