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The revolving door of Transport Ministers

In December, I first wrote to the Minister for Transport, Darren Chester, requesting a meeting to discuss the reasons behind flight cancellations to and from Canberra.

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When will Dutton take Home Affairs cyber security seriously?

“All government agencies take their cyber security responsibilities very seriously” according to the Department of Home Affairs Secretary Mike Pezzullo during Senate Estimates.

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Wishing Australia's Defence Personnel a Merry Christmas

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE: BRODTMANN, MARLES, RISHWORTH, KELLY & SNOWDON

The Federal Labor Defence team would like to wish all of our ADF personnel a happy and safe holiday season.

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Where's the promised "solution"?

It shouldn’t take the fear of a Senate inquiry for the Turnbull Government to announce a research program to tackle PFAS.

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Inquiry into Government's mishandling of PFAS contamination

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE - BRODTMANN, MARLES & MCCARTHY

The Turnbull Government’s debacle of a response to PFAS contamination across 23 Defence sites will be under the spotlight after Labor yesterday ordered an inquiry through the Joint Standing Committee of Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade.

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Turnbull Government continues to fail on PFAS

The Turnbull Government’s response to PFAS contamination has hit a new low.

Not only has the Turnbull Government failed to provide a nationally consistent, coordinated approach to support communities living near PFAS affected areas, it is now involved in a public stand-off with the NSW Environment Protection Agency. 

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Submission on the Digital Economy Strategy White Paper

Dear Minister,

As Shadow Assistant Minister for Cyber Security and Defence I welcome the opportunity to comment on the consultation paper Digital Economy: Opening up the conversation produced by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science. 

Any serious effort towards improving our nation’s cyber security must involve everyone. It must focus on educating the community about the risks of this rapidly changing environment, and it must empower the community to mitigate these risks to realise the benefits and potential of the digital economy.

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Give Katherine PFAS Blood Tests

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE - BRODTMANN, KING, SNOWDON & MCCARTHY

Federal Labor continues to call on the Turnbull Government to extend blood testing for PFAS to residents in Katherine.

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It's a Yes from Canberra

As an advocate for Marriage Equality, I’m delighted the ACT recorded the highest number of yes voters in Australia.

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Remembrance Day

Today on Remembrance Day we pause to commemorate over a century of service, encompassing all wars, conflicts and peace operations in which Australia has been involved. 

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