"I dread the weekends."
That's the view of Andrea, one of my constituents, in response to the drone trial that is currently taking place in Bonython in my electorate.Read more
I was recently contacted by Elliot, a member of my community who works in the IT industry, about the NBN in his apartment block.Read more
I move that this House:
1. notes that:
(a) 15 October marks International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day;
The drone delivery trial in Bonython is still going and residents are getting increasingly fed up.
Since I did a callout last month, feedback about the drone trial has not slowed down. In fact, it has increased dramatically.Read more
Over the next two days you will be discussing: Cyber security and what it means for your workforce, cyber security and what it means for your workplace and your workplace culture, cyber security and what it means for micro, small and medium businesses, cyber security skills, cyber crime, cyber laws.Read more
Each year, like so many of my colleagues, I take great pleasure in hosting a member of the Australian Defence Force as part of the parliamentary exchange program. Each year I am always amazed at the quality and calibre of our fine service men and women.
This year is no different. Meet Squadron Leader Lucas Khawam from RAAF Base Edinburgh.Read more
It has been more than a month since a Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit public hearing heard revelations from Department of Defence officials that 85 percent of critical security clearances, including the ‘Positive Vetting’ level, are conducted by private contractors.Read more
JOLENE LAVERTY, HOST: Gai Brodtmann is the Member for Canberra and met with Qantas last night. Hello, Gai Brodtmann.
GAI BRODTMANN, MEMBER FOR CANBERRA: Good morning, Jolene.
LAVERTY: Good morning. What happened last night, and what was this meeting about?Read more
On average one woman a week is killed by a partner or former partner. And, at the current rate of progression, we won't achieve gender equality in parliament until 2046. The gender pay gap has been stagnant for two decades, and gender equality against many of the markers appears to have stalled in Australia.Read more