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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.

Vale Gough Whitlam

Former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam has left an enduring legacy upon our country.

His list of achievements are incomparable in Australian politics.

The introduction of the Family Law Act 1975 allowed for no fault divorce, freeing thousands of Australians from the tortuous blame game when a relationship has broken down.

The introduction of free healthcare with Medibank and free university education saved lives and gave Australians regardless of their economic background the opportunity to learn.

As a teenager...

Posted on Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Abbott Government Must Reinstate Funding for Youth Connections

Today, the Senate Committee into the Abbott Government’s Budget Cuts held its first public hearing in Canberra.

I am particularly concerned by evidence from Anglicare, representing the Youth Connections National Network, and Dr John Falzon, CEO of the St Vincent de Paul Society, regarding the Abbott Government’s axing of funding for the Youth Connections program, which will...

Posted on Thursday, October 16, 2014
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