SUBJECTS: Shootings in New Zealand, Neil Prakash
JOHANNA NICHOLSON: We are talking now with the Deputy Leader of the Nationals, Senator Bridget McKenzie and also Labor MP Amanda Rishworth. Thank you both for joining us this morning. Bridget McKenzie, I might start with you. The Prime Minister has said that this man who has been arrested in New Zealand is a right-wing extremist, he was not on any watch list. Is Australia doing enough to combat right-wing extremism - our security agencies, but also the rhetoric around right-wing extremism?
Labor notes the government’s much delayed response into the Senate Inquiry into Use of the Quinoline anti-malarial drugs Mefloquine and Tafenoquine in the Australian Defence Force.
Reports today of an increase in wait times to the crisis line for our veterans and ex-service personnel raises serious concerns.
All veterans, ex-service personnel and their families should have access to the helpline 24 hours a day - this is not debatable.
SUBJECTS: Closure of obstetrics service at Flinders Private Hospital
JOURNALIST: Amanda, as a mum who is going to give birth in the next few months, how is this impacted on you as a mum first?
SUBJECT/S: Closure of Flinders Private Hospital
DAVID BEVAN: Good morning Amanda Rishworth, Federal Labor MP for the seat of Kingston.
AMANDA RISHWORTH, SHADOW MINISTER FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT: Good morning.
The release of the Veterans’ Advocacy and Support Services Scoping Study has once again highlighted the need for Labor’s Family Engagement and Support Strategy.
The Scoping Study was a recommendation from last year’s Senate Inquiry into Suicide by Veterans and Ex-Service Personnel which Labor was integral in establishing.
Children’s imaginative play and social connections between parents will be nurtured with a $15,000 grant from Labor to Playgroups NSW to expand the St. George zone area, creating greater access to 12 local playgroups for families.
RISHWORTH & CROSBY - MEDIA RELEASE - $15,000 GRANT TO BURWOOD COUNCIL'S MOBILE PLAY VAN - WEDNESDAY, 13 MARCH 2019
Children’s imaginative play and social connections between parents will be nurtured with a $15,000 grant from Labor to Burwood Council’s Mobile Play Van to improve and expand their resources to two permanent sites in Wangal Park and Woodstock Park.
THREE MONTHS ON AND VETERANS STILL WAITING FOR GOVERNMENT RESPONSE TO ANTI-MALARIALS - MONDAY, 4 MARCH 2019
It has now been three months since the Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade handed down its report into the ‘Use of the Quinoline anti-malarial drugs Mefloquine and Tafenoquine in the Australian Defence Force’ and the government is still yet to respond.
Labor established this Inquiry after members of the serving and ex-service community continued to raise their concerns around the side effects from some anti-malarial drugs which were taken during their service.
SCOTT MORRISON FORCED TO INTERVENE CAUSING EMBARRASSING BACK DOWN FROM HIS OWN MINISTER - MONDAY, 25 FEBRUARY 2019
Today’s debacle over the cancellation of the Dawn Service on the Western Front once again highlights that this is a government ridden with division and chaos.
Following reports that the government decided to cancel the Dawn Service, Scott Morrison was forced to intervene to intervene and overrule his own Minister.