Education and Employment Legislation Committee
EDUCATION PORTFOLIO - Australian Research Council
You know how sometimes parents tell their children to eat something they don’t like because kids in Africa are starving?
I tried this on my 4-year-old once and she asked me how we could get her dinner to those children, and whether we could make some more.
I was reminded of this when Tony Abbott spoke at an event in Parliament House this week marking International Women’s Day.
Greens Deputy Leader, Adam Bandt, has hit back at claims from Gina Rinehart that Australia needs a dose of Thatcherism.
"Gina Rinehart is a threat to Australian egalitarianism," said Mr Bandt.
"Gina Rinehart is full of suggestions about how to balance the budget, but none of them involve her paying a fairer share of tax and all of them involve getting the rest of us to pay more."
Senator WRIGHT (South Australia) (15:44): As Chair of the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee, I present the report on a claim of public interest immunity raised over documents, together with the Hansard record of proceedings and documents presented to the committee.