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Report Tabling - Inquiry into Commonwealth Advertising

Senator FIFIELD (Victoria) (4.24 p.m.)—I seek leave to incorporate my speech. Leave granted. The speech read as follows— I wish to first congratulate the committee staff on their tireless assistance and advice, namely Alastair Sands and Sarah Bachelard, and committee deputy chair Senator Watson. ...

Launch of Parliamentarians for an Australian Head of State

Speech to the launch of Parliamentarians for an Australian Head of State 11:00am Thursday 1 December 2005 House of Representatives Alcove Parliament House Welcome to the launch of Parliamentarians for an Australian Head of State. I'd firstly like to acknowledge Professor John Warhurst, the outgo...

2nd Reading - Workplace Relations Amendment (Workchoices) Bill 2005

Senator FIFIELD (Victoria) (9.12 p.m.)—At the last election, the people of Australia put their trust in this side of the house. When they did so, they had a pretty fair idea that we would lower tax, that we would try to liberalise Australia’s labour market and that we would privatise Telstra. Senat...

Take Note of Answers - Workplace Relations

Senator FIFIELD (Victoria) (3.19 p.m.)—Senator Ludwig’s opening bat was that the current industrial relations system has stood the test of time and that because it is there it should be treated as a given. On that basis we would not have moved away from CB radios or LPs or horses. Just because somet...

Matters of Public Importance - Poverty

Senator FIFIELD (Victoria) (4.00 p.m.)—I think something which is often missing from discussions about poverty is a recognition that good social policy and good economic policy are not mutually exclusive. That is something that Senator Lightfoot recognises. They are often presented as though they ar...

Take Note of Answers - Workplace Relations

Senator FIFIELD (Victoria) (3.12 p.m.)—This is really a debate about the culture of Australian workplaces today and into the future. Do we want an Australian workplace to be a place of conflict, where it is employer versus employee? Do we want it to be a place of confrontation? Do we want it to be a...

2nd Reading - Australian Technical Colleges (Flexibility in Achieving Australia’s Skills Needs) Bill

Senator FIFIELD (Victoria) (12.49 p.m.)—I also rise to speak on the Australian Technical Colleges (Flexibility in Achieving Australia’s Skills Needs) Bill 2005. This bill honours a commitment made by the coalition at the 2004 election to establish 24 Australian technical colleges operating as year 1...

Matters of Urgency - Taxation

Senator FIFIELD (Victoria) (4.29 p.m.)—Cutting tax is a topic very dear to my heart, to Senator Ronaldson’s heart, to Senator Colbeck’s heart and to Senator Egglestone’s heart—indeed, to the hearts of all coalition senators on this side of the chamber. Under the economic stewardship of the Treasurer...

Take Note of Answers - Voluntary Student Unionism

Senator FIFIELD (Victoria) (3.30 p.m.)—One of the principles that separate senators on this side of the chamber—be they Liberal or be they Nationals—and senators on the other side of the chamber is the principle of freedom of association. Senator Lundy—Don’t hide behind freedom of association! Sen...

2nd Reading - Skilling Australia's Workforce Bill 2005 & Related Bill

Senator FIFIELD (Victoria) (12.26 p.m.)—I rise to speak on the Skilling Australia’s Workforce Bill 2005 and the associated Skilling Australia’s Workforce (Repeal and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2005. These bills embody the government’s commitment to the national training sector. The government is ...

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