Federal Member for Kingston

Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Education and Development

Shadow Minister for Veterans' Affairs
Shadow Minister for Defence Personnel

Fighting For Us

1 IN 4 FAMILIES STILL YET TO SIGN UP TO UNFAIR CHILD CARE PACKAGE - WEDNESDAY, 20 JUNE 2018

Last night the Turnbull Government confirmed there are still more than 275,000 families who are yet to sign up to its unfair child care package.

This is over 23 per cent - or 1 in 4 families.

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RISHWORTH & GALLACHER - MEDIA RELEASE - SENATE INQUIRY ESTABLISHED TO LOOK INTO THE USE OF ANTI-MALARIALS IN THE ADF - TUESDAY, 19 JUNE 2018  

Today Labor has successfully established the Senate Inquiry into the use of the Quinoline anti-malarial drugs Mefloquine and Tafenoquine in the Australian Defence Force.
 
This Senate Inquiry will provide a transparent and thorough investigation into the concerns of Quinoline anti-malarial drugs in the ADF.

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LABOR NOT ALONE WITH CONCERNS ABOUT CHILD CARE ACTIVITY TEST - TUESDAY, 12 JUNE 2018

Labor has long held concerns over the Malcolm Turnbull’s new activity test and the impact this will have on vulnerable families, and children’s access to early learning.

We are not alone with our concerns. Key industry providers and policy thinkers in the early childhood sector agree:

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MINISTER HAS QUESTIONS TO ANSWER - WEDNESDAY, 6 JUNE 2018

Whilst the clock keeps ticking with only 25 days until the Turnbull Government’s unfair changes to the child care and early education system come into effect, the wheels on the government’s spin machine are starting to get stuck in the detail.

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TRANSCRIPT - RADIO INTERVIEW - ABC 891 ADELAIDE - WEDNESDAY, 6 JUNE 2018

SUBJECT/S: Rock throwing on the Southern Expressway, Loose alliance coalition, Drought in South Australia, Liberal preselection in South Australia

DAVID BEVAN: Lets welcome our Super Wednesday panellists; Anne Ruston is a Minister in the Turnbull Government, right now she is talking to us from Port Augusta, she is a South Australian Liberal Senator- good morning Anne Ruston.

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LABOR ANNOUNCES SENATE INQUIRY INTO THE USE OF ANTI -MALARIALS IN THE ADF

Today, Labor has announced that we will move to establish a Senate Inquiry into the use of the Quinoline anti-malarial drugs Mefloquine and Tafenoquine in the Australian Defence Force.

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TRANSCRIPT - DOORSTOP - BURPENGARY - TUESDAY, 5 JUNE 2018

SUBJECT/S:  Turnbull Government’s unfair child care package, Mefloquine Senate Inquiry

SUSAN LAMB, LABOR CANDIDATE FOR LONGMAN: Thank you, we are here this morning at Goodstart Burpengary, an amazing centre which is providing early childhood education and care for families all across the region including places like Burpengary and Narangba.

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TRANSCRIPT - RADIO INTERVIEW - ABC BRISBANE - MONDAY, 4 JUNE 2018

SUBJECT/S: Veterans clawback, Mefloquine Senate Inquiry

STEVE AUSTIN: I’ve got the Labor spokesperson for Veterans’ Affairs, who just happens to be in Brisbane, thank you for coming into the studio.

AMANDA RISHWORTH, SHADOW MINISTER FOR VETERANS’ AFFAIRS: Great to be with you.

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TRANSCRIPT - TELEVISION INTERVIEW - PM AGENDA SKY NEWS - MONDAY, 4 JUNE 2018

SUBJECT/S: Turnbull Government’s unfair child care package

DAVID SPEERS: Sweeping changes to childcare subsidies will be coming into effect next month which will make a big difference to millions of Australian families even if many of them aren’t entirely aware of it yet. 

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RISHWORTH, CHALMERS & HARDMAN - TRANSCRIPT - DOORSTOP - LOGAN - MONDAY, 4 JUNE 2018

SUBJECT/S:  Turnbull Government’s unfair child care package, Commonwealth Bank settlement, Barnaby Joyce, By-elections

DES HARDMAN, LABOR CANDIDATE FOR FORDE: Good morning, everyone. Thanks for coming along today. My name is Des Hardman, and I am Labor’s candidate for Forde in the next federal election. I’m here today at Goodstart Early Learning Centre in Shailer Park, in the electorate of Forde, with Amanda Rishworth, the Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Education and Development and Jim Chalmers, who is our local Member for Rankin, right next to where we are located here in Forde today.

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