Senators’ Statements – Home Care Waitlist Crisis

I can't count the amount of times that I've spoken in this place about the Abbott-Turnbull and now Morrison government’s pathetic record on ageing and aged care. Continue reading

Treasury Laws Amendment (Making Sure Every State and Territory Gets Their Fair Share of GST) Bill 2018

I rise to speak on the Treasury Laws Amendment (Making Sure Every State and Territory Gets Their Fair Share of GST) Bill 2018. Labor supports every state and territory getting their fair share of GST, and Labor supports this legislation. Continue reading

Adjournment - Tasmanian Health Crisis - 13 Nov 2018

I rise this evening to speak about the catastrophic state of the health system in my home state of Tasmania under the incompetent Hodgman Liberal government.  Continue reading

National Apology to Victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse

I rise to contribute some remarks to the debate on the motion of Senator Cormann. I'd also like to acknowledge those of my colleagues who have spoken before me. Our children are our greatest gifts. Their innocence should always be protected. The crimes against these children who were robbed of their innocence have stained our nation. Continue reading

MPI - Health Care - 12 Nov 2018

I rise this afternoon to speak about a plan to fix Australia's hospitals, including more investment in beds, doctors and nurses, ending the Medicare freeze and providing new MRI machines across Australia.  Continue reading

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