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

TOP 10 ELECTORATES IN NSW TO BENEFIT FROM LABOR’S PLAN FOR PRESCHOOLS - TUESDAY, 11 DECEMBER 2018

Labor’s National Preschool and Kindy Program will see a $509 million investment for children in New South Wales and deliver two years of subsidised early learning.

In October this year, 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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MINISTER CONFIRMS LIBERAL FAILURE - SUNDAY, 9 DECEMBER 2018

Recent reports of families worse off under the Liberals unfair child care changes once again demonstrate how cruel the cuts to families as a result of the government’s child care changes. 

It has been six months since the Liberals changes took place, which means it has been six months since 1 in 4 families across Australia were left worse off. 

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SIR MONASH CENTRE WOULD BENEFIT FROM LABOR'S WESTERN FRONT FELLOWSHIP - WEDNESDAY, 05 DECEMBER 2018

In light of reports today of disappointing numbers to the Sir John Monash Centre, we urge the government to adopt Labor’s Western Front Fellowship program.  
 
Labor supported the establishment of the Sir John Monash Centre to reinforce Australia’s important military history on the Western Front.

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TRANSCRIPT - RADIO INTERVIEW- ABC 891 ADELAIDE - WEDNESDAY, 05 DECEMBER 2018

SUBJECT: Malcolm Turnbull, The Liberals Chaos, National Energy Guarantee, Foreign Policy
 
DAVID BEVAN: It is Wednesday, which means it’s time for Super Wednesday, when we gather the Federal MPs from South Australia- the movers and shakers. Simon Birmingham, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment joins us, good morning Simon Birmingham.

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SENATE INQUIRY TABLES REPORT INTO USE OF ANTI-MALARIAL DRUGS IN THE ADF - WEDNESDAY, 05 DECEMBER 2018

Labor welcomes the report from the Senate Inquiry into the use of the Quinoline anti-malarial drugs Mefloquine and Tafenoquine in the Australian Defence Force and will consider its recommendations.
 
Labor recognised that there were a number of complex issues in relation to anti-malarial drugs which is why we sought to address some of these through the process of a Senate Inquiry.

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LIBERAL CUTS FORCE RURAL AND REGIONAL EARLY EDUCATION SERVICES TO SHUT UP SHOP - WEDNESDAY, 5 DECEMBER 2018

Families from across the Albury-Wodonga Region are searching for vital early education services as it was revealed Albury Wodonga Community College have been forced to shut up shop, leaving families in Mitta, Walwa, Bellbridge, Baranduda, Kergunyah (Victoria), Henty and Walla (NSW)  in limbo.  

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SPEECH - ADDRESS TO FAMILY DAY CARE UNITED – MELBOURNE - SUNDAY, 02 DECEMBER 2018

Good morning and thank you for that introduction.
 
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.

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TRANSCRIPT - DOORSTOP INTERVIEW - CANBERRA - WEDNESDAY, 28 NOVEMBER 2018

SUBJECTS: Liberal chaos and division; Julia Banks, Federal ICAC
 
SHADOW MINISTER FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT, AMANDA RISHWORTH MP: We have seen absolutely, extraordinary chaos in the parliament this week. We have seen division and chaos within the Liberal Party and it will have detrimental impacts on Australia. But of course, we have also seen Julia Banks move to the Crossbench.

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TRANSCRIPT - RADIO INTERVIEW - ABC BRISBANE, DRIVE - TUESDAY, 20 NOVEMBER 2018

SUBJECT: Labor’s announcement of $1 million towards a Veterans Recovery Centre in Ipswich
 
STEVE AUSTIN: Federal Labor has committed to funding a Veterans Recovery Centre in the City of Ipswich, the money was promised by the LNP in the lead up to the last federal election, however, the money never appeared. There are around 16,000 veterans in the region and Amanda Rishworth is the Spokesperson for Veterans’ Affairs, I spoke to her about that commitment earlier on this afternoon.

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TOP 10 QLD ELECTORATES REVEALED OF CHILDREN SET TO BENEFIT FROM LABOR’S NATIONAL PRESCHOOL AND KINDY PROGRAM - 20 NOVEMBER 2018

Labor’s National Preschool and Kindy Program will see a $333 million investment for children in Queensland and deliver two years of subsidised early learning.
 
Last month Labor announced our plans to extend kindergarten access to three year olds and commit to ongoing funding for four year old preschool.

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