RADIO interview - 2CC Canberra - Aged Care Royal Commission

E&OE TRANSCRIPTRADIO INTERVIEW2CC TALKING WITH TIM SHAW Continue reading

Doorstop - Parliament House Canberra - Scott Morrison’s cuts to aged care

E&OE TRANSCRIPTDOORSTOPPARLIAMENT HOUSE, CANBERRAMONDAY, 17 SEPTEMBER 2018 Continue reading

RADIO INTERVIEW - ABC STATEWIDE - Royal Commission into the aged care sector

E&OE TRANSCRIPTRADIO INTERVIEWABC  STATEWIDE  WITH  SARAH  GILLMAN MONDAY 17 SEPTEMBER 2018 Continue reading

Dementia Awareness Month 2018

I rise this evening to speak about Dementia Awareness Month 2018, which runs for the month of September and aims to raise awareness of the leading cause of death amongst Australian women and the second leading cause of all deaths in Australia. Continue reading

Radio interview - 7AD - Senate Inquiry into the Accessibility and Quality of Mental Health Services in Rural and Remote Australia.

SUBJECTS: Senate Inquiry into the Accessibility and Quality of Mental Health Services in Rural and Remote Australia. Continue reading

MPI - The inability of the Turnbull Government to progress any coherent policy or legislative agenda.

This morning the Liberal government's caucus demonstrated to the Australian people once again that they're a disunited rabble. In fact, it goes further than that now. The Prime Minister himself called for a spill of positions; he no longer has the support of the government. Continue reading

ADJOURNMENT - Aged Care Home Care Packages

I rise this evening to speak about the aged-care home-care package waiting list, which is blowing out under this incompetent and inept government.  Continue reading

MPI - Division and dysfunction within the Turnbull government causing policy paralysis.

I too rise to speak about division and dysfunction within the Turnbull government causing policy paralysis that is hurting Australians. Those opposite are up to their eyeballs in dissent, and the government are in despair. Continue reading

Senators' Statement - Home Care Package Crisis

Last month, I was in Townsville with the Labor Medicare Caucus Committee. We met with locals—and I'm sure Senator Macdonald will be interested in this issue—aged-care providers and Friends of Dementia to hear about their concerns for aged care and home care in regional Queensland and what's been happening under the Turnbull government. Continue reading

Restoring Territory Rights (Assisted Suicide Legislation) Bill 2015 - Second Reading

I rise to speak on the Restoring Territory Rights (Assisted Suicide Legislation) Bill 2015. It may be argued that the only question being asked of us within this bill is whether the federal parliament should permit the territories to legislate in this space. However, I believe that this is a misguided view and that it is not the only question being asked of us here. The broader purpose of this bill is to allow the territories the legal right to legislate for euthanasia and assisted suicide. But firstly I want to address that question briefly. Continue reading