Federal Member for Kingston

Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Education and Development

Shadow Minister for Youth

Fighting For Us

Speeches in Parliament

Amanda celebrates local volunteers

Late last year it was my absolute pleasure to host the annual Southern Suburbs Volunteer Services awards ceremony. It was an opportunity to recognise 100 local volunteers, who were recognised for going above and beyond what a normal volunteer does. That is a hard one, because volunteers contribute so much in my local area. There are so many people in it. Whether it is providing services to the elderly, helping out at schools and kindergartens or improving the environment in our local area. There are so many. There were 100 local volunteers recognised at two ceremonies pdfRead More.

Adjournment Debate- recent announcements in Southern Adelaide

Over the last five years, I have seen this Labor government deliver in my electorate of Kingston. We have seen this Labor government deliver many services on the ground in my local area, services that were desperately needed and indeed many infrastructure projects that have also been desperately needed for many years pdfRead More.

Appropriation Bill- strong economic management

I am very, very pleased to stand and speak on Appropriation Bill (No.3) 2012-2013, because it gives me an opportunity to speak about the economy and how the work that the government is doing, when it comes to managing the economy, is very positively affecting people in my electorate of Kingston pdfRead More.

National Disability Insurance Scheme

I am very pleased today to speak on the National Disability Insurance Scheme
Bill 2012. All Australians should have the opportunity to realise their
potential, including those who live with a disability pdfRead More.

Workplace Bullying Report tabled

on behalf of the Standing Committee on Education and Employment, I present the committee's report incorporating a dissenting report entitled Workplace Bullying: W e just want it to stop, together with the minutes and proceedings and evidence receiving by the committee. As you can see it is quite extensive.

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Port Stanvac - an opportunity for the South

I would like to raise a local issue which is very important to my electorate of Kingston and about which people have a lot of concern, and that is future of the former ExxonMobil refinery site at Port Stanvac. ExxonMobil is exiting this site and has indicated that, as part of this process, they may demolish the jetty unless another party takes responsibility for its ongoing maintenance. I believe that this would be a very disappointing option...

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Noarlunga Navy Cadets

I am pleased to rise today to speak about a great organisation in my electorate, TS Noarlunga, a Navy cadet unit that meets in the southern suburbs of Adelaide. In particular, I wish to recognise their most recent accomplishment of a training ship which received the Australian Navy Cadets Most Efficient Training Ship Navy League of Australia Award 2012. This is a very prestigious award, and I would like to congratulate them sincerely.

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