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Reports Reiterate Need for a National Approach to PFAS Contamination

JOINT RELEASE - MARLES AND BRODTMANN

Labor once again calls on the Turnbull Government to implement a national, coordinated, consistent response to PFAS contamination in light of the weekend’s reports

Right now, communities are uncertain about their futures, confused by mixed messages from multiple sources and deeply distressed.  

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Local program helping our Veterans

It is with great pleasure that I rise to speak in support of the Veterans' Affairs Legislation Amendment (Veteran-centric Reforms No. 1) Bill 2018.

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Australia must play its part in prosecuting war crimes

I second the motion. I thank the member for Dunkley for bringing attention to this very important issue. Last September I brought forward a similar private members' motion and I spoke strongly against the use of sexual violence in conflict and the need for the perpetrators of such violence and evil to be held to account.

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Emerging crime is challenging our existing legal framework

As the shadow assistant minister for cybersecurity and defence, I welcome the proposed amendments to the Crimes Legislation Amendment (International Crime Cooperation and Other Measures) Bill 2016.

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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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Report into Veteran Suicide long overdue

This is a long overdue and very worthwhile report, and I commend the committee that did such a comprehensive review. 

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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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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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