Shadow Assistant Minister for Communications, Michelle Rowland and Federal Member for Kingston, Amanda Rishworth today met with local residents who will miss out on the real NBN and will have to rely on a second rate network. Read More.
Ms RISHWORTH (Kingston) (09:55): I rise today to talk about an issue that is of great concern to me. I am pleased that I have been joined by my South Australian colleagues here in the chamber, because I know it is of deep concern to them. My concern is about this government's lack of vision for jobs in South Australia.
Ms RISHWORTH (Kingston) (19:48): My questions are around the future of Australia's work health workforce. Health Workforce Australia successfully undertook health workforce planning on a national level and produced the first ever long-term national projections for doctors, nurses and midwives in its report, Health workforce 2025. That report found there will be a significant shortage of nurses and a less significant shortfall of doctors by 2025.
Ms RISHWORTH (Kingston) (17:24): The Business Services Wage Assessment Tool Payment Scheme Bill 2014 and the related bill before the House today go to a very complex issue. Labor understands this very well. This bill will establish a payment scheme for supported employees with intellectual impairment in Australian disability enterprises, commonly known as ADEs, who previously had their wages assessed under the Business Services Wage Assessment Tool, commonly known as the BSWAT.
Ms RISHWORTH (Kingston) (13:51): Today I wear the scarf of South Adelaide Panthers Football Club, not the Australian Rules football team but, indeed, the soccer team based at O'Sullivan Beach. I was very pleased to visit and to open the new women's changing rooms at South Adelaide at the weekend.
AMANDA RISHWORTH, SHADOW PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY FOR HEALTH: Well what we've seen here at Flinders Medical Centre is a real improvement in patient care, and a real improvement in waiting times in accident and emergency and I would like to congratulate everyone at Flinders. Read More.