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Adjournment – School Chaplains – 16 October 2017

Senator REYNOLDS (Western Australia) (22:17): Tonight I rise to speak about the important role chaplains play in young Australian lives in schools, particularly in my home state of Western Australia. All too often in this place, as we have just heard from Senator Rhiannon, we focus on things that are sad or tragic and are not […]

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Regional Investment Corporation Bill 2017 – 16 October 2017

Senator REYNOLDS (Western Australia) (21:23): I too rise to support and heartily commend this government for this initiative, which seeks to establish the Regional Investment Corporation to support farm businesses. It is yet another example of the differences between those on the two sides of the chamber. We are committed to keeping our promises and to […]

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Statements by Senators – Democracy – 13 September 2017

Senator REYNOLDS (Western Australia) (13:23): As a proud senator for Western Australia and having worked for many Australian and international democratic institutions over the course of my career, I’ve often had cause to reflect on the nature and the health of our democracy, and never more so than now in my role as Chair of the […]

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Matters of Public Importance – Environment – 12 September 2017

Senator REYNOLDS (Western Australia) (16:24): I too rise to speak on this so-called matter of public importance. But, unlike those opposite, what I would like to do is begin by expressing my deepest condolences to the victims of the recent natural disasters that have been cited, which have tragically claimed the lives of several thousand people […]

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Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Broadcasting Reform) Bill 2017, Commercial Broadcasting (Tax) Bill 2017 – second reading – 12 September 2017

Senator REYNOLDS (Western Australia) (13:35): I too rise to commend and applaud the Turnbull government on the Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Broadcasting Reform) Bill 2017. Before I get into the reasons why I particularly support this bill, I would like to commend the speakers who have just preceded me, in particular Senator Hinch. There is no-one in […]

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Adjournment – Western Force, Australian Rugby Union – 17 August 2017

Senator REYNOLDS (Western Australia) (18:45): Woe betide anyone who tries to mess with Western Australia. Tonight I rise to address an outrage perpetrated on Western Australia’s large and vibrant sporting community—one we are all taking very, very personally—and that is the Australian Rugby Union’s disgraceful decision to cut the Western Force from the national competition. I […]

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Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters Report – 17 August 2017

Senator REYNOLDS (Western Australia) (18:13): I rise to speak on the third interim report of the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters. As the chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters, I was very proud of this bipartisan report that the committee presented. I believe that in every functional and robust democracy an effective […]

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