It is a great honour to serve the people of Queensland as one of our state's 12 Senators in the Australian Senate, and the people of Australia as the Shadow Minister International Development and the Pacific.
This website is designed to keep you informed and up-to-date about my work in the Senate and the community. Please do not hesitate to contact my office if you have any feedback or require assistance.
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Commonwealth Marine Reserves
I have been receiving many emails which have raised concerns about the Turnbull Government's proposal for the Commonwealth Marine Reserves.
I have spoken with Tony Burke, Labor's Shadow Minister for the Environment and Water, and he has provided me with information on Labor's policy for the oceans and marine reserves which does not support the Government's proposal.
The Government's plans to cut marine parks are currently in the Senate.
Labor moved to disallow them but the disallowance votes were defeated 34-28.
Labor has moved another disallowance of the Government's plans. We expect this to be voted on in August. We still have a chance to block the process if the cross bench joins us.
Read more here or sign Labor's petition: Protect Our Oceans!
Stop Unfair Labour Hire Practices
Labour hire workers often find that without a permanent job with decent wages, they can be locked out of the housing market, unable to buy their own family home.
Insecure labour hire work makes it harder for workers to pay the bills and make ends meet.
The best way to stop dodgy firms engaging in unscrupulous labour hire practices is to hear from workers who find themselves in this situation.
PLEASE SHARE YOUR STORY
What impact have unfair labour hire practices had on you, your family and your local community?
Sharing your story will help put pressure on the Turnbull Government to take action.
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Don't forget to sign the petition to help us fight this unfair change.