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Hasty arrangements and reduced health services at Manus detention facilities
4 April 2018
Refugee accommodation at West Lorengau does not appear to have been finalised at the time of the closure of the Manus Island Regional Processing Centre...
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Show us the money: Government refuses to release report showing resources Family Court needs
28 March 2018
The Family Court in SA is severely under-resourced and needs more funding to relieve the backlog in cases.
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Making palliative care a national health priority
7 February 2018
Australia lacks enough quality palliative care, and I hope to see this situation improve.
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Looking back on a successful year - and ahead to a better one
5 February 2018
With the first sitting day of the new parliamentary year today, it's an appropriate time to reflect on the year now past and our focus...
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Government to produce Manus Island service and construction documents
7 December 2017
My motion, below, was successful (28 v 26 votes), which means the Government will need to produce documentation it has with its Manus Island contractors,...
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MEDIA REFORM MEASURES NEGOTIATED BY NXT
14 September 2017
NXT has negotiated a substantial package of media reforms we believe will help media - particularly smaller and regional publishers - thrive in today's challenging environment.
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Childhood cancer funding
4 September 2017
September is International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
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Rare Cancers Urgently Need More Funding
21 June 2017
The Senate today backed my motion for the Government to urgently put more funding into research for the 186 rare and less common cancers which...
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