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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SHORTEN & RISHWORTH - MEDIA RELEASE - SCOTT MORRISON: DON’T CUT PRESCHOOL - FRIDAY, 1 FEBRUARY 2019

Around 350,000 four years olds across Australia have begun their first steps of early learning in the past week, as they begin kindergarten or preschool.
 
This is an exciting time for families and their children in 2019.

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TRANSCRIPT - RADIO INTERVIEW - RADIO LARRAKIA - WEDNESDAY, 30 JANUARY 2019

SUBJECTS: Labor investing in the NT, Labor’s National Preschool and Kindy Program
 
KALEM MURRAY: You are on 94.5FM Radio Larrakia and Australian Indigenous Radio going out throughout Australia on the Vast Network. My name is Kalem and in the studio today we have two special guests who are joining us to talk about some important things that are going on in our community for our children and just to have a bit of a chat for the day itself. That is none other than Luke Gosling OAM MP- any other little initials you want to add there, Luke?

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CHILD CARE FEES BACK ON THE RISE UNDER MORRISON - WEDNESDAY, 30 JANUARY 2018

The latest report by the ABS shows that in the December 2018 Quarter child care fees are rising again, with a 1.4 per cent increase for the quarter.
 
After all the empty promises from the Abbott Turnbull Morrison Government about their new child care system, it is now clear that child care fees are going back up under the Liberals. 

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TRANSCRIPT - DOORSTOP - NAKARA, DARWIN - WEDNESDAY, 30 JANUARY 2019

SUBJECTS: What Labor’s National Preschool and Kindy Program means for kids in the Northern Territory
 
AMANDA RISHWORTH, SHADOW MINISTER FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT: It has been an absolute pleasure to visit Nakara Preschool here with the Chief Minister of the Northern Territory, the Minister for Education, the Local Member and of course Luke Gosling, the Member for Solomon. 

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TRANSCRIPT - RADIO INTERVIEW - ABC ADELAIDE 891 - WEDNESDAY, 30 JANUARY 2019

SUBJECTS: Labor’s Fair Go Action Plan to stand up for workers, Liberal chaos and dysfunction, the Murray Darling Basin
 
DAVID BEVAN: We welcome in our studio, Senator Cory Bernardi, Leader of the Australian Conservatives- good morning to you.

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PRESCHOOLERS START THEIR LEARNING JOURNEY – BUT LIBERAL CUTS ARE ON THE HORIZON - WEDNESDAY, 30 JANUARY 2019

Four year olds in the Territory begin their learning journey this week as they start their first week in preschool.
 
This is a happy and exciting time for the 3,882 four year olds and their families in the Territory who will gain a lifetime of benefits from accessing quality early learning in preschools and long day care centres.

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TRANSCRIPT - RADIO INTERVIEW - TERRITORY FM - TUESDAY, 29 JANUARY 2019

SUBJECTS: Labor’s commitment to Darwin Toy Library, Labor’s National Preschool and Kindy Program
 
MEL LITTLE: Amanda Rishworth MP who joins me on the phone now. Hi Amanda.
 
AMANDA RISHWORTH, SHADOW MINISTER FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT: Hi Mel, how’s it going?

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EQUIPPING OUR ADF PERSONNEL WITH GREATER CHOICE

A Shorten Labor Government will give our ADF members choice to select their issued boots for service - our ADF members aren’t one size fits all, and their boots shouldn’t be, either. Our military personnel are our most critical ADF capability. It is vital they are well equipped to perform at their best and deliver on their mission. ADF members work day in, day out, in their kit and, like us, our ADF personnel are not one-size fits all.

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SPEECH: Veterans Employment

Ms RISHWORTH (Kingston) (12:54): I rise to speak on this motion today and to thank everyone who has spoken in this debate—importantly, highlighting the issue around veterans' employment and what we can do better when it comes to supporting veterans to gain meaningful employment after their time in service. This is an issue I have been discussing for some time. It's an issue I have spoken about with veterans in most places around Australia. It's one of the significant issues that comes up. I have often talked about it as an issue—and not necessarily because veterans don't have the skills and experience. There is a lost-in-translation piece, where veterans do find it difficult to explain and summarise the skills that they've gained within the ADF, and employers don't necessarily always know how to interpret them

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SPEECH: Home Care Packages

Ms RISHWORTH (Kingston) (16:13): On Friday, I met with Prith Chakravarti, who lives in one of Adelaide's southern suburbs. I was very disappointed to learn that Prith had been approved for a level 3 home care package in 2016. He was reassessed in 2018 and once again told that he needed a level 3 home care package. But, disappointingly, he still has not been able to access the money that goes along with this assessment.

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