Welcome to my website.

Thank you for visiting my website. It is an honour to represent the people of Tasmania in Canberra and I consider myself extremely privileged to do so.
I believe it is important to never lose sight of the fundamental values that inspired me to accept the role of Senator. Values such as honesty, diversity, tolerance and a fair go for all Tasmanians make up the core of Labor Party policy and it is these values that I hold close to my heart.
Anyone who knows me would know that I am no stranger to hard work and that I will always do my best for the people I represent. I want to see this beautiful island state that we all call home prosper and grow. Not just for us, but for the future generations of Tasmanians as well.
With the aid of this website I hope to remain accessible to my constituents at all times. It will also serve to keep you informed about Labor Party policy and my roles within the Senate and on Senate committees.
It will also provide you with a means of asking questions and communicating your ideas to me. I sincerely hope that you take advantage of this because knowing how you think and feel about certain topics can assist me in reaching better outcomes for us all.

Federal Liberals All At Sea On West Coast Tasmanian Jobs

Labor Senator for Tasmania Anne Urquhart used a debate in the Senate to highlight the lack of action on West Coast Tasmanian jobs from the Federal Liberal Member for Braddon, Mr Whiteley.

“I commend the leadership demonstrated by the Australian Workers’ Union Officials Robert Flanagan and Ian Wakefield, and the Tasmanian Labor Leader, Bryan Green, in calling for a community-led Federal-State West Coast Tasmania Employment Taskforce to provide leadership, work with business and the community, and create jobs on the West Coast of...

Posted on Thursday, July 10, 2014
read more

Whiteley needs to take it up to Abetz on Fair Entitlements Guarantee

Tasmanian Labor Senator Anne Urquhart noted with interest that Liberal Member for Braddon, Brett Whiteley, was spruiking the benefits of the Federal Government’s Fair Entitlements Guarantee in today’s The Advocate.

“Mr Whiteley would do well to acquaint himself with his Government’s own Budget, which rips $87.7 million of support for workers on advice from the Commission of Audit,” Senator Urquhart said.

The current Fair Entitlements Guarantee, was introduced by the former...

Posted on Thursday, June 5, 2014
read more