Archive for Campaigns

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013 @ 9:14PM

Thank you

I would like to thank the Canberra people for re-electing me to represent them in the Senate. Over the past six years we have had a strong record of reform and implemented policies that made a positive difference to Australians lives. We saved Australia from the Global Financial Crisis, invested…

Friday, September 6th, 2013 @ 2:05PM

Kate’s Digital Economy Blog 5 – Liberal Party takes axe to ICT Research & Australia’s Digital Economy

Earlier in this election campaign I had the privilege to visit the National ICT Australia (NICTA) headquarters to announce that the Rudd Labor Government would be investing a further $42 million into NICTA; a $42 million investment in the important and transformation the work that NICTA does for Australia’s ICT…

Friday, September 6th, 2013 @ 9:52AM

Internet Filter Shambles Shows Why Coalition Can’t Be Trusted With Government

The Coalition’s policy chaos over its planned internet filter is a stark example of why they can’t be trusted with government. Liberal MP and chair of the Coalition’s Online Safety Taskforce Paul Fletcher was giving interviews yesterday supporting an internet filter on all Australians, telling ZDnet: “What we intend to…

Thursday, September 5th, 2013 @ 9:56PM

Tony Abbott will filter the internet and cut the NBN

Under the cover of releasing their so-called costings and only 36 hours before election-day, the Coalition has today dropped a bombshell promising to impose an internet filter on all Australians. Liberal Spokesperson for Cybersafety Paul Fletcher has told ZDnet: “What we intend to do is work with the industry to…

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013 @ 3:39PM

The Rudd Labor Government’s Commitment to Multicultural Affairs

Australia is multicultural by definition. Successive waves of migrants have made Australia home. With respectful acknowledgement of our first Australians, our Indigenous peoples, with whom the journey of reconciliation continues, we are all migrants of one generation or another. In this way, multiculturalism is inclusive of all Australians and our…

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013 @ 2:55PM

Severe mental illness support service launched in the ACT

The Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, Senator Jacinta Collins joined Senator for the ACT, Kate Lundy and Federal Member for Fraser, Andrew Leigh to launch the Partners in Recovery program in Dickson today. Partners in Recovery, a key plank of the Rudd Labor Government’s $2.2 billion mental health reform…