SPEECH - ADDRESS TO THE FAMILY DAY CARE AUSTRALIA CONFERENCE - GOLD COAST - FRIDAY, 07 SEPTEMBER 2018
Good morning and thank you Andrew for that introduction. It is a pleasure to be here.
I would like to start by acknowledging the traditional owners of the land on which we meet and pay my respects to elders past and present.
Ms RISHWORTH (Kingston) (16:06): I rise today to express the increasing frustration of many of my constituents at the government's lack of real action on live sheep exports. We saw a few months ago some horrific footage of the mistreatment of animals being transported to the Middle East.
Ms RISHWORTH (Kingston) (15:12): I would like to associate the opposition with the words of the minister. I know that many members of parliament went to local services around the country and reflected on the weekend on that service and sacrifice. It is very fitting that we recognise that in the House today and also recognise those families.
Ms RISHWORTH (Kingston) (11:05): I'm very pleased to get the unexpected opportunity to speak on the Enhancing Online Safety (Non-consensual Sharing of Intimate Images) Bill 2018. This bill is a really important step in the right direction. Like the member for Sydney, who spoke earlier, something I did not have to deal with as a young person was the difficulty and some of the challenges posed by having a phone, a camera and the internet. Of course, there are a lot of benefits with the internet, but there are also some risks, and one of those risks is having intimate images of yourself shared when that is out of your control. I've spoken to a number of people to whom this has happened, and they've said that they felt so disempowered. That lack of control has a really big impact, along with shame and along with humiliation—I think those are the right words for it. It is very, very distressing.
Ms RISHWORTH (Kingston) (15:13): This matter of public importance is critically important. There is nothing more important than the early education of our children, and Labor knows this. We have known this for a long time. On this side of the House, we know that quality early education leads to a range of better education, social and health outcomes. It literally lays down the solid foundation for life.
SUBJECTS: Labor’s commitment to sign a Military Covenant
KELLY HIGGINS-DEVINE: There’s a special agreement that the British Government has with its armed forces, it’s called the Military Covenant. It’s sort of a pact to do right by British soldiers, Air Force and Navy personnel once they leave the service. It’s not something we currently have in Australia, but it’s something the Labor Party has announced it wants to introduce if it wins the next election.
SUBJECT/S: Labor’s commitment to sign a Military Covenant; equal pay campaign for early educators
DAVID SPEERS: Labor today has announced plans to sign what it’s calling a military covenant if it comes to office. We’ve seen a similar thing in the UK and the government here says it’s been working towards this with the RSL.
SHORTEN, MARLES & RISHWORTH - MEDIA RELEASE - LABOR'S VOW TO ADF PERSONNEL SET IN STONE - WEDNESDAY, 5 SEPTEMBER 2018
A Shorten Labor Government will put in place a formal agreement to ensure the nation’s armed forces are fully supported during and after their service, and will legislate regular reporting to Parliament on how Australia is supporting military personnel.
OPINION PIECE - WHAT YOU CAN DO IF YOU CARE ABOUT EARLY EDUCATION AND PRESCHOOL - WEDNESDAY, 29 AUGUST 2018
Like so many parents of young children, I am starting to think about how I best support my three-year-old son’s development and learning. I want him to be as ready as possible for primary school in two years.
Scott Morrison has worn a number of hats prior to his appointment as Prime Minister. We all know he was head of the praetorian guard for Australia’s banks. But prior to this, he was also the chief architect of the Abbott-Turnbull-Morrison Governments new child care system – the unfair new system which has now left 1 in 4 families in Australia worse off.