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- MEDICARE LEVY INCREASE TO FUND DISABILITYCARE AUSTRALIA PASSES THE PARLIAMENT
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- Search for Hidden Treasures in rural NSW in National Volunteer Week
Tag Archives: social justice
21st March is Harmony Day! It’s a day to celebrate Australia’s diversity. It is a day of cultural respect for everyone who calls Australia home – from the traditional owners of this land to those who have come from many countries around the world. Continue reading →
As a genuine Irish emigrant ( born in Wicklow) I am very proud to chair the Australia-Irish Parliamentary Friendship Group. This post contains Continue reading →
The Community Affairs Committee has handed down its report into the Inquiry into Forced Adoptions Policies and Practices. It makes significant recommendations for redress, apologies and support. The galleries were filled with women who had endured horrible abuses, some have never found the children taken from them. Here’s my speech in support of the Report. Continue reading →
It was wonderful to witness the celebration of ABILITY at the Gala Dinner lin Parliament House for the 2011 National Disability Awards, where nine outstanding individuals and organisations were honoured for their work to improve the lives of people with disability These awards are one of the highlights of my parliamentary year – they acknowledge outstanding Australians working and advocating in an important area of Social Inclusion.
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Today Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd launched a new initiative to help support efforts to assist with the drought and famine in the Horn of Africa. The Government will match donations made to AusAid NGOs until 30 November 2011. Every donation will help the desperate efforts to assist the people caught up in this unfolding catastrophe. Continue reading →