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WOMBAT MANGE CALL FOR ACTION

I rise to today to speak about a terrible outbreak of sarcoptic mange in the north of my electorate, which is affecting the wombat population in the Narawntapu National Park. Ninety four per cent of wombats in the national park have died since 2010, and I am now informed that fewer than 10 animals remain in this national park. These beasts are a wonderful tourism drawcard—many tourists go there to see them—and this a terrible disease. These animals die a slow and painful death.

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CENTRELINK MOTION - DEMANDING A HALT TO THE ROBO-DEBT SYSTEM

I move:

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RECOGNISING KOBE BENNETT AND DEIRDRE FLINT

Today I rise to talk about the remarkable Kobe Bennett, who was last month awarded the title of Young Citizen of the Year in the city of Brighton, in my electorate. Kobe has a real commitment to his community and to creating positive social change.

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BLACK TUESDAY FIRES (SPEECH TO PARLIAMENT)

In the late spring and early summer of 1966, Tasmania experienced wet weather followed by hot, dry conditions that turned lush green growth into a crisp golden brown. The addition of a hot howling wind on this very morning, 50 years ago today, provided the final fatal ingredient for what is now known in Tasmania as Black Tuesday.

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PENSIONERS NEXT IN LINE FOR CENTRELINK LETTERS

In the next few weeks it will be aged and disability pensioners who’ll be getting debt recovery letters in the mail, similar to those issued over Christmas to students and the unemployed.

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CENTRELINK PROSECUTION

IMMEDIATE INVESTIGATION REQUIRED INTO LATEST CENTRELINK DEBT SCANDAL

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