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

TRANSCRIPT - DOORSTOP - CANBERRA - THURSDAY, 4 APRIL 2019

SUBJECT/S: Labor’s National Preschool and Kindy Program, Social Media laws, Labor’s commitment to a Voice in Parliament for our First Nation’s Peoples
 
AMANDA RISHWORTH, SHADOW MINISTER FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT: The government’s Budget has a cruel hoax in it for Australian families. That is the fact that it refuses to put in long term funding for four year old kindergarten and has no funding for three year old kindergarten. Now, their government has come up with a lot of excuses about why it can’t fund it but the truth of the matter is, they are not committed to Australian Children and their families. 

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THIRD PARTY DISENDORSEMENTS - THURSDAY, 4 APRIL 2019

Morrison’s Budget is a con job that has fooled nobody in the sector – they all know the Liberals aren’t serious about the education of our children and so does the rest of Australia.

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TRANSCRIPT - RADIO INTERVIEW - 2GB - WEDNESDAY, 3 APRIL 2019

SUBJECT/S: Veterans Mental Health, Veterans’ Employment, Veterans Homelessness, Labor’s commitment to develop a Family Engagement Strategy  
 
STEVE PRICE: On Monday’s program I spoke with Martin Shaw, the voluntary CEO of wounded heroes. Now we have spoken to Martin a couple of times, I spoke to him when I was filling in for Alan Jones on breakfast, and I have spoken to him on the night programs around Australia. They are a national community organisation, they have been established to support Australian servicemen and women and their families. There are some dreadfully sad stories that they have to deal with. They are the only chairyt that provides immediate frontline support for veterans- particularly in Queensland and their families in times of financial crisis. Now, I am going to speak with the Federal Shadow Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, the Labor Member from South Australia, Amanda Rishworth, she has been kind enough to join us tonight. I just want to play for you and Amanda as well a little of what Martin said about one of his recent cases.

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MORRISON HAS FAILED AUSTRALIAN CHILDREN - WEDNESDAY, 3 APRIL 2019

Scott Morrison’s failure to properly fund preschool is a cruel insult to Australian children.
 
This was an opportunity to properly invest in the future of our nation’s children – and Scott Morrison failed.

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MORRISON MUST EXPLAIN CUT TO VETERANS - WEDNESDAY, 3 APRIL 2019

Scott Morrison and the Liberals must explain their $171.6 million cut to DVA and how this will impact our veterans’ and ex-service personnel.
 
This is a cut in plain sight by Scott Morrison and the Liberals need to come clean about what this means for veterans and which of their services will be cut.    

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$4.1 MILLION TO ESTABLISH VETERANS HUB IN TOWNSVILLE - THURSDAY, 28 MARCH 2019

A Shorten Labor Government will provide $4.1 million towards Oasis Townsville, to ensure the establishment of a veterans hub in Townsville which provides greater support to veterans’, ex-service personnel and their families.

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TRANSCRIPT - RADIO INTERVIEW - ABC ADELAIDE - WEDNESDAY, 27 MARCH 2019

SUBJECT/S: One Nation Preferences, Christchurch Shootings
 
DAVID BEVAN: Lets welcome Simon Birmingham, Liberal Senator, Minister for Trade. He is on the phone line this morning, good morning Simon Birmingham.
 
SIMON BIRMINGHAM, MINISTER FOR TRADE, TOURISM AND INVESTMENT: Good morning, great to be with you.

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LABOR WELCOMES INQUIRY INTO DFRDB - TUESDAY, 26 MARCH 2019

Labor welcomes the government’s announcement to conduct an independent inquiry into the administration of the Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits Scheme (DFRDB) commutation arrangements.
 
The issue of commutation and its impact on DFRDB recipients has been an ongoing cause of concern for a number of those in the veterans community.

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LABOR IS COMMITED TO EARLY LEARNING IN QUEENSLAND - MONDAY, 25 MARCH 2019

Labor has cemented its commitment to early learning in Queensland this week, talking with parents and providers about our National Preschool and Kindy program and announcing our plans to support local community groups to expand their early learning resources. 
 
Labor’s National Preschool and Kindy Program will see around 130,000 three and four year olds in Queensland have access to early education in the two years before school.

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SHORTEN, PLIBERSEK, BURNEY, RISHWORTH, BROWN, MACKLIN & ELLIS - MEDIA RELEASE - STEPHANIE GOTLIB - SATURDAY, 23 MARCH 2019

Today we recognise Stephanie Gotlib’s incredible dedication and service to the disability community, as she prepares to step down as the CEO of Children and Young People with Disability Australia (CYDA).

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