Federal Member for Kingston

Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Education and Development

Shadow Minister for Youth

Fighting For Us

Speeches in Parliament

Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill 2014

Ms RISHWORTH (Kingston) (12:50): Mr Deputy Speaker Mitchell, you will not be surprised to learn that I, along with every member on this side of the House, will oppose the Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill 2014. These reforms are unfair, misguided, ill-conceived and based solely on the ideology of those opposite. These reforms will destroy the opportunity for higher education for many and will laden others with a large and growing debt that will take decades to pay off.
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Hallett Cove Meals on Wheels 22nd Year

Ms RISHWORTH (Kingston) (16:31): I rise today to recognise the work done by the Hallett Cove Meals on Wheels branch who recently celebrated their 22nd year of delivering meals to those in our community who cannot easily shop or cook for themselves. The Hallett Cove Meals on Wheels provide their clients with affordable, nutritious meals but also, very importantly, that friendly social contact for those in the community who may feel otherwise isolated.
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Abbott and Pyne's Unfair Higher Education Changes

Ms RISHWORTH (Kingston) (13:48): We see today another broken promise by this government. Before the election the then opposition said they would make no cuts to education. We have seen a bill in the parliament that cuts education—$5 billion-plus in our higher education system.
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The Vines Evening VIEW Club

Ms RISHWORTH (Kingston) (13:39): We all know volunteers make a huge contribution to our community. Indeed, in the electorate of Kingston that is no different. There are thousands and thousands of volunteers contributing to our local community. I was very, very pleased to see a new volunteer group start up in my electorate—The Vines Evening VIEW Club. They had their inaugural function and I would like to congratulate all those who spearheaded this and have formed this group.
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Treasurer Hockey Is Out Of Touch With Ordinary Families

Ms RISHWORTH (Kingston) (13:49): This week we have seen a whiff of desperation from those on the government backbench about how they can possibly sell their budget, because the Treasurer in the last five weeks has done one of the worst jobs of selling what is inherently an unfair budget. 
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Grievance Speech- Federal Budget

Ms RISHWORTH (Kingston) (16:46): I rise out of great concern for constituents in my electorate and indeed Australians right around this country. In recent months Australians have been reeling from one of the most savage, cruel and brutal budgets ever delivered by a federal government. pdfRead More.

Constituency Statement: Women in Maths, Science and Engineering

Ms RISHWORTH (Kingston) (10:44): I rise to celebrate the groundbreaking work that is done right around this country by women working in the areas of maths, science and engineering, particularly in South Australia. pdfRead More.

South Australian Jobs Speech

Ms RISHWORTH (Kingston) (09:55): I rise today to talk about an issue that is of great concern to me. I am pleased that I have been joined by my South Australian colleagues here in the chamber, because I know it is of deep concern to them. My concern is about this government's lack of vision for jobs in South Australia.
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Australia's Health Workforce Needs

Ms RISHWORTH (Kingston) (19:48): My questions are around the future of Australia's work health workforce. Health Workforce Australia successfully undertook health workforce planning on a national level and produced the first ever long-term national projections for doctors, nurses and midwives in its report, Health workforce 2025. That report found there will be a significant shortage of nurses and a less significant shortfall of doctors by 2025.
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Business Services Wage Assessment Tool Payment Scheme Bills

Ms RISHWORTH (Kingston) (17:24): The Business Services Wage Assessment Tool Payment Scheme Bill 2014 and the related bill before the House today go to a very complex issue. Labor understands this very well. This bill will establish a payment scheme for supported employees with intellectual impairment in Australian disability enterprises, commonly known as ADEs, who previously had their wages assessed under the Business Services Wage Assessment Tool, commonly known as the BSWAT.
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