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

Statement - Our Turn to Care National Day of Action - Tasmania

A big congratulations to the Health and Community Services Union and all involved on the Our Turn to Care Campaign and today’s National Day of Action. Continue reading

TV Interview - Sky News Live - Labor's Plan for a Fairer Taxation System

SENATOR HELEN POLLEYSHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER TO THE LEADER (TASMANIA)SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR AGEINGSENATOR FOR TASMANIA   E&OE TRANSCRIPTTV INTERVIEWSKY NEWS LIVEFRIDAY, 16 MARCH 2018 SUBJECTS: Labor’s plan for a fairer taxation system, the Turnbull Government’s failure on home care packages, foreign affairs Continue reading

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Week

I rise this evening to speak about ovarian cancer, as I do each February for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Continue reading

TV Interview - WIN Television - Turnbull Visit to Tas

SUBJECTS: Malcolm Turnbull’s visit to Tasmania and his failure to put funding on the table or answer key questions about GST/university funding.   Continue reading

Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre

Adjournment Speech - Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre.   Continue reading