I acknowledge the Elders, families and descendants of the Kaurna people on who have been and are the custodians of these lands. I acknowledge that the land in which we meet was the place of age old ceremonies of celebration, initiation and renewal and that the local Aboriginal peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands. Read More.
Shadow Assistant Minister for Higher Education Amanda Rishworth and Federal Member for Chisholm Anna Burke will today meet with Deakin University and Monash University students and staff to listen to their concerns about the Abbott Government's unfair higher education reforms. Read More.
HANS REIMER: Prime Minister Tony Abbott has all but confirmed the Federal Government intends to purchase 12 Japanese submarines, breaking a key election commitment to build the next generation of subs here in Adelaide. Joining me now to discuss this issue is Shadow Assistant Minister for Education and Higher Education and Federal Member for Kingston Amanda Rishworth. Amanda, good evening to you. Read More.
A year ago, Australians went to the polls with Tony Abbott's promises ringing in their ears. Among them was: "I want to make it absolutely crystal clear. Overall health and education funding will be maintained." Read more.
As voters entered polling booths on Election Day, exactly one year ago today, they were confronted with posters that read – "Liberals will match Labor's school funding dollar for dollar." Read More.
Member for Watson Tony Burke joined Shadow Assistant Minister for Education Amanda Rishworth and Mayor of the City of Canterbury Brian Robson this morning at Canterbury City Council Family Day Care to discuss with staff the Abbott Government's cruel cuts to Family Day Care. Read More.
Shadow Assistant Minister for Higher Education Amanda Rishworth and Shadow Assistant Minister for Communications Michelle Rowland today briefed ethnic media on the Abbott Government's cuts to higher education and the SBS. Read more.
CHRIS HAMMER: Now Christopher Pyne makes the point that at the moment the Government bears 60 per cent of the cost of a university degree and students bear 40 per cent of costs, and the Government plans to shift that 50-50 and says that's reasonable. But is that a credible claim given that we don't actually know what university fees are going to be? Read More.
PETER VAN ONSELEN: Let's talk about Federal politics though now. It's been the second week of the parliamentary sitting post the winter recess; we'll talk about what occurred this week as well as what occurred in Question Time without the Prime Minister of course today. Live out of Canberra now I'm joined by Amanda Rishworth, who is the Shadow spokesperson for higher education. Thanks very much for your company. Read More.