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Shadow Minister for Veterans' Affairs
Shadow Minister for Defence Personnel

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RISHWORTH, SNOWDON, GOSLING & MCCARTHY - CHILDREN IN THE TOP END SET TO BENEFIT FROM EXTENSION OF PRESCHOOL ACCESS  - FRIDAY, 16 NOVEMBER 2018

Labor’s National Preschool and Kindy Program will see a $20 million investment for children in the Northern Territory and deliver two years of subsidised early learning.
 
Last month Labor announced our plans to extend preschool access to three year olds and commit to ongoing funding for four year old preschool.

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RISHWORTH & GOSLING - DOORSTOP INTERVIEW - DARWIN - THURSDAY, 15 NOVEMBER 2018

SUBJECT: Labor’s announcement of $4.9 million for a veterans support centre for the Top End
 
MEMBER FOR SOLOMON, LUKE GOSLING OAM MP: Thanks everyone for coming down here. It is great to be here at the Cenotaph in Darwin but also to welcome Amanda Rishworth the Shadow, Federal Shadow Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel. But also Pam Palmer who has come along here; obviously Scott’s mum. 

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RISHWORTH & GOSLING - TRANSCRIPT - RADIO INTERVIEW - MIX104.9 KATIE WOOLF - THURSDAY, 15 NOVEMBER 2018

SUBJECT: Labor’s announcement of $4.9 million for a veterans support centre for the Top End, Northern Territory City Deal
 
KATIE WOOLF: We know as well that there are Labor pollies here also and joining us in the studio this morning, Amanda Rishworth- of course, the Minister- the Shadow Minister, I should say for Veterans’ Affairs as well as the Shadow Minister for Defence Personnel; good morning.

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RISHWORTH & GOSLING - TRANSCRIPT - RADIO INTERVIEW - TERRITORY FM - THURSDAY, 15 NOVEMBER 2018

SUBJECT: Labor’s announcement of $4.9 million for a veterans support centre for the Top End, HMAS Darwin
 
MEL LITTLE: It is nice to have you back and it is lovely that you have brought in with you, Amanda Rishworth- of course- the Shadow Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel. If you have had a look at today’s paper there is a fantastic story in there, I am so excited to have you in with us, Amanda- good morning.

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RISHWORTH, GOSLING, SNOWDON, MCCARTHY - MEDIA RELEASE - $4.9 MILLION VETERANS SUPPORT CENTRE FOR THE TOP END - THURSDAY, 15 NOVEMBER 2018

A Shorten Labor Government will invest in the health and wellbeing of our veterans in the Top End by establishing the Scott Palmer Service and Veterans’ Support Hub.
 
The Scott Palmer Service and Veterans’ Support Hub will be a dedicated centre to provide support to our current and ex-serving defence personnel, first responders and their families.

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MARLES, RISHWORTH & SNOWDON - MEDIA RELEASE - REMEMBRANCE DAY - SUNDAY, 11 NOVEMBER 2018

Each year on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month we pause to remember those who have died or suffered for Australia's cause in all wars and armed conflicts.
 
This year marks the Centenary of the Armistice and we remember the service and sacrifice of the Diggers of the First World War who served our nation and help to shape our national identity.

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REPORT REINFORCES NEED FOR BETTER TRANSITION SERVICES FOR OUR VETERANS - WEDNESDAY, 07 NOVEMBER 2018

Today’s report by Orygen into Young veterans at increased risk of mental illness and suicide once again highlights the need for better transition services for our ADF personnel as they move into civilian life.
 
Of the recommendations, Orygen points to targeted support hubs for transitioning and young ex-service personnel.

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TRANSCRIPT - TELEVISION INTERVIEW - SKY NEWS - WEDNESDAY, 7 NOVEMBER 2018

SUBJECTS: Military Covenant, Veterans’ transition to civilian life, cost of child care

TOM CONNELL: Joining me for more on what is going on in this area is the Shadow Minister, Amanda Rishworth from our Adelaide studio. Thanks for your time Amanda Rishworth. Let’s start first of all on what Labor is pledging to do; this Military Covenant. Now, this is basically signing something to pledge to make sure that you are going to be aware of any veterans issues and do something about them. How is this actually doing anything, though? Is it the signing of it or the policies that have to come with it?

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TRANSCRIPT - RADIO INTERVIEW - ABC RN DRIVE - MONDAY, 5 NOVEMBER 2018


PATRICIA KARVELAS: The Federal government has committed to a $500 million upgrade of the Australian War Memorial, we were talking a little earlier to Brendan Nelson about that funding. The Federal Government has also raised the prospect of signing a Covenant with the armed forces aimed at providing better support for those who have left active service. Labor has also promised to sign the Covenant if they win government and for more I am joined by the Shadow Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Amanda Rishworth MP, Amanda welcome.

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REAL RESOURCES ARE NEEDED - FRIDAY, 2 NOVEMBER 2018

Veteran’s unemployment is a serious issue which requires concentrated effort and investment.
 
While Labor welcomes the re-announcement by the Prime Minister today of a website to facilitate a commitment from businesses this re-announcement fails to provide real resources to address this issue.
 

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