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BILLS – National Security Legislation Amendment (Espionage and Foreign Interference) Second Reading – 27 June 2018

  Senator REYNOLDS (Western Australia) (19:10): I too rise to speak in support of these bills, the National Security Legislation Amendment (Espionage and Foreign Interference) Bill 2018 and the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Bill 2018. There is no greater responsibility for any national government in Australia or for the parliament than the safety and security […]

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Defence – 20 June 2018

Senator REYNOLDS (Western Australia) (14:46): My question is to the Minister for Defence, Senator Payne. Can the minister update the Senate on how Australia is strengthening defence cooperation with our Pacific partners? Senator PAYNE (New South Wales—Minister for Defence) (14:47): I thank Senator Reynolds for her question. Australia is of course very committed to supporting […]

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Budget – 10 May 2018

Senator REYNOLDS (Western Australia) (16:42): I rise to support this government’s budget measures this year. I think it is an outstanding budget. It is an outstanding budget for our nation and it is also an outstanding budget for the future and for our children. It is a particularly good budget for my home state of […]

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Questions Without Notice – 9 May 2018

Senator REYNOLDS (Western Australia) (15:07): I’d like to take note of the ministers’ comments, but, first of all, I’d like to congratulate the Treasurer and the Minister for Finance on an outstanding budget that, as the Treasurer said today, is all about the future that not only we will live in; it is the economy […]

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Adjournment – Moora Residential College – 9 May 2018

Senator REYNOLDS (Western Australia) (19:35): I rise tonight to place on record my utter dismay at the Western Australian state government’s forced and completely unnecessary closure of Moora Residential College. It is a shocking and completely inexcusable decision. I believe, as I know everybody in this chamber believes, that all children deserve to have the […]

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Western Australia – Lithium – 28 March 2018

Senator REYNOLDS (Western Australia) (13:35): As I’ve reflected on many times in this place, Western Australia is no stranger to pioneering new, globally competitive and commercially successful industries. You just have to look at our resource and agricultural sectors, and now our rapidly developing defence and space industries. So today I rise to speak about […]

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BILLS – Intelligence Services Amendment (Establishment of the Australian Signals Directorate) 2018 – Second Reading – 27 March 2018

Senator REYNOLDS (Western Australia) (13:57): As Chair of the Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee I too rise to speak on the Intelligence Services Amendment (Establishment of the Australian Signals Directorate) Bill 2018. There is no greater responsibility for any government and for any parliament than to ensure the safety and security of […]

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MATTERS OF URGENCY – Politics and Sport – 26 March 2018

Senator REYNOLDS (Western Australia) (16:10): I, too, rise to speak on this matter of public importance. Australia is a proud sporting nation. Integrity and honesty are critically important attributes for the grassroots local clubs through to our nation’s largest sporting teams, both professional and community. All of our sporting teams, no matter what the level, […]

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