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Transcript: Interview with Tim Shaw

SUBJECTS: Donations from Party leaders to their own political party; trade union movement and donations; jobs; apprentices and training

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Why I support marriage equality

Over a number of years I have spoken in Parliament about my beliefs when it comes to same sex marriage. 

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My latest recipes

As you know, my family takes food seriously - and in the case of my middle sister, Meg, wine. We learnt the basics from Mum and we all love to cook.

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New beginnings

January is the month of new beginnings. A time when we take a break, catch our breath, spend time with the people we love and reflect on the last 12 months. It's a time when we make plans on what we want to do differently and what we want to do better in the coming year. And a time when we start making those plans happen.   

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2014 School Legends

One of the highlights of my job is acknowledging the success of Canberra’s quiet achievers through my School Legends program.

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My tribute to Gough Whitlam

If it was not for Gough Whitlam, I do not believe I would be standing here today representing the people of Canberra.

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This fortnight in Parliament

This fortnight in Parliament the debate has been dominated by the situation in Iraq and issues of national security. I spoke about the reasons we need to act in Iraq, highlighting the systematic campaign of sexual violence against women that is being perpetrated.

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Parliament and the use of force

There is no more serious decision for Government than to commit Australian forces to conflict. It is not, I believe, one that is ever taken lightly. But, should it be ceded to both houses of parliament?

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Ageing Well

I recently spent a week in Melbourne caring for my mother who had just had a hip replacement. At 75, Mum is generally fit and healthy, and as a single mother she is incredibly independent. So it was a real a shock for me to see her in a vulnerable position, in need of support and care.

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This fortnight in Parliament

After a five week break, it was good to be back at Parliament to get on with the job of holding the Abbott Government to account for its horror Budget.

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