Entries for May 2013

Private Health Insurance Amendment (Lifetime Health Cover Loading and Other Measures) Bill 2012, Private Health Insurance Legislation Amendment (Base Premium) Bill 2013; Second Reading

No wonder politicians are held in such low regard in Australia today. Every day the cause of democracy is being weakened. There is a complete lack of trust. We have seen 5½ years of betrayal of trust. Mr Deputy Speaker, you could—anyone could—go into the street and ask people what they think of the ... ... more

Appropriation Bill

I rise to speak on the Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2013-2014. Five budgets, five record deficits and then another $20 billion blow-out. This year's budget figures make a mockery of the manipulated and over-optimistic document the Treasurer presented to the parliament 12 months ago. Shifting of expend... ... more

Living Longer Living Better Aged Care Bill

I rise to speak on this cluster of Living Longer Living Better bills. We have had six years of this government, or five and a half years at least, and now they are desperately trying to leave a legacy, something they can hang their hat on. But six years is more than enough. They are trying to make l... ... more

Army Cadets Funding 90 sec statement

Mr RAMSEY (Grey) (13:54): For a very long time, the Australian Army Cadets have been a force for good amongst our youth populations and a source of recruits for our defence forces. So it was with great disappointment that I heard the news last year that the heavy cuts to Defence had resulted in Defe... ... more

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