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11 Dec 2014
Statement on Retirement

Senator John Faulkner, Canberra, 11 December 2014... Full Story


07 Nov 2014
Data retention legislation

Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014... Full Story


05 Nov 2014
The Honourable (Edward) Gough Whitlam, AC QC

State Memorial Service, Sydney Town Hall, 5 November 2014... Full Story


24 Oct 2014
Surveillance, Intelligence and Acountability: an Australian Story

As intelligence agencies seek more muscle to combat the enhanced terrorist threat, scrutiny of them must also keep pace, to ensure a balance between security and personal freedom... Full Story


21 Oct 2014
Edward Gough Whitlam AC, QC

Australian Labor Party Caucus Condolence Motion, 21 October 2014... Full Story


Government News

19 Nov 2014
Australia must not shirk its regional responsibilities

The Abbott Government's announcement that it will no longer take refugees from Indonesia after July 1 of this year raises serious questions about the implementation of Australia's humanitarian program... Full Story


28 Oct 2014
Labor Senators call for rejection of Higher Education Bill

The provisions in this legislation will see $100,000 degrees become the reality... Full Story


07 Oct 2014
Labor is listening on cost of living

Leader of the Opposition, Bill Shorten today officially launched Labor's new Cost of Living Caucus Committee... Full Story


05 Oct 2014
How is your mental health?

Mental Health Week (5 - 11 Oct 2014) is an opportuity to promote better mental health... Full Story


14 May 2014
Budget abandons young people looking for work

From 1 January next year, people under 30 who need Newstart and Youth Allowance will be forced to wait six months before receiving any support.... Full Story