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Long Tan Speech to House of Representatives

August 26, 2011

Long Tan Speech to House of Representatives 18:20 Wednesday 24th August 2011   I join others in supporting this motion. As a patron of the Goulburn Valley Vietnam Veterans Association and also as the proud mother of an Australian Army officer, I can say that I have some sense of what it must have been like for the mothers, the wives and the sisters of the Vietnam veterans as they returned ... Click here for full story

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Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

August 23, 2011

11.59): I seek leave to amend the motion relating to foetal alcohol spectrum disorder in terms as circulated to honourable members. Leave granted  I move that the motion be amended to read—That the House: (1)    notes that: (a)    Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is an overarching term used to describe a range of physical, mental, behavioural, lea... Click here for full story

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CUSTOMS AMENDMENT (NEW ZEALAND RULES OF ORIGIN) BILL 2011

July 6, 2011

Dr Stone (Murray) (13.08): I too wish to stand to make a contribution to the debate on the Customs Amendment (New Zealand Rules of Origin) Bill 2011. The bill amends the Customs Act 1901, which addresses the rules of origin requirements under the Australia-New Zealand Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement, which came into force in 1983. The requirements are outlined in article 3 and annexe G t... Click here for full story

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INDIGENOUS EDUCATION (TARGETED ASSISTANCE) AMENDMENT BILL 2011

July 6, 2011

Dr Stone (Murray) 10:17 I too rise to speak to the Indigenous Education (Targeted Assistance) Amendment Bill 2011, which amends the Indigenous Education (Targeted Assistance) Act 2000 by extending the existing funding arrangements, including indexation, for the 2013 calendar year. The bill extends funding totalling $133.5 million for non-Abstudy payments, including a number of Indigenous scho... Click here for full story

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Inquiry into Australia’s relationship with the Countries of Africa

July 6, 2011

Dr Stone:18:25 I am also rising to speak on the inquiry into Australia's relationship with the countries of Africa. This was an inquiry undertaken by the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade. The inquiry commenced in late October 2009. Elections obviously intervened and so we did not finally have this report until June 2011, but it has been delivered at a time when A... Click here for full story

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Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service

June 23, 2011

Dr STONE (Murray) (09:55): There are massive increases proposed for Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service packing shed registration charges. This is an extraordinary increase in cost to our packing shed operators. It is so substantial that a lot of our growers and packers are saying: 'The job is too hard. We will have to walk away.' Growers currently pay $330 per annum to register packing s... Click here for full story

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Doing time—time for doing: Indigenous youth in the criminal justice system.

June 20, 2011

Report: Doing time—time for doing: Indigenous youth in the criminal justice system.   Dr STONE (Murray) (20:16): I concur absolutely with the remarks of our very able chair in presenting this report Doing time—time for doing: Indigenous youth in the criminal justice system. It is, as our chair said, a very tragic situation in Australia. Far from us being able to present a trend showing ther... Click here for full story

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Carbon Credits (Carbon Farming Initiative) Bill 2011

June 16, 2011

Dr STONE (Murray) (10:57): This is a debate that we should be having in Australia, and indeed globally, regardless of the discussion that is also raging about climate change. We all know that we have declining productivity in our soils, we have declining biomass and we have biodiversity problems right across the globe. There is no doubt that we must address problems that have been brought about by... Click here for full story

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Live animal exports

June 15, 2011

Dr STONE (Murray) (19:20): I wish to put on the record my deep concern that any animals could ever again be tortured in the way that we saw recently on ABC television. Nothing could excuse the behaviour of the workers in the slaughterhouses, who clearly could not humanely restrain or manage the Australian cattle, typically three times the size of their local Indonesian cows that are raised quietly... Click here for full story

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Main Committee National Sorry Day

June 1, 2011

Dr STONE (Murray) (18:33): I too wish to rise to acknowledge Sorry Day, which was last week. I had the privilege of growing up in northern Victoria surrounded by the physical evidence of the traditional owners in that part of the world, the Dja Dja Wurrung. Unfortunately, there were no people left; just the kitchen middens, the scarred trees, some spearheads and so on. So I have to say that, growi... Click here for full story

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