Fuel Prices

Mrs SUDMALIS (Gilmore) (13:49): I am angry, and that does not happen often. It is about my local fuel prices, and many of my Gilmore residents are angry too. Peter says: Once again Nowra is stuck in the high price cycle for petrol and for far too long. Shellharbour has…

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Domestic and Family Violence

Mrs SUDMALIS (Gilmore) (16:08): Last week, many community groups around Australia held some sort of event for White Ribbon Day. They definitely did that in Gilmore. They have been doing it for years. Australia leads the world in raising awareness of domestic violence. Recently, I was privileged to meet Delilah…

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Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Media Reform) Bill 2016

Mrs SUDMALIS (Gilmore) (13:04): As I sit in this room and listen to some of the comments being made about changing the media laws, they refer back to the Howard years and to this government, and somehow or other there were six years missing in there when nothing happened. That…

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Country to Canberra – Elise Toyer

Mrs SUDMALIS (Gilmore) (11:16): Yesterday, a number of quite inspiring young women gathered in parliament to meet their MPs. They were the winners of the Country to Canberra 2016 leadership competition. This is an Australian not-for-profit organisation that empowers young women from regional, remote and rural areas to reach their…

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Go Nic Maddinson!

Mrs SUDMALIS (Gilmore) (13:44): As anyone will tell you ‘particularly my family ‘ I am usually not much of a cricket watcher. However, when parliament closes on Thursday, I will be searching for the cricket highlights, because Nic Maddinson will make his debut for Australia in the third test against…

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UNICEF 70th Anniversary

Mrs SUDMALIS (Gilmore) (11:16): As chair of the Population Growth and Population Development Committee, I have recently had the opportunity to visit Papua New Guinea, where I saw the work of many groups all working toward the advancement of women and children, their protection, their rights, their education and their…

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Remembrance Day

Mrs SUDMALIS (Gilmore) (13:31): I rise today to speak of Remembrance Day tomorrow, for each one of us will be commemorating Remembrance Day at the 11th hour on 11 November. It is a most important moment for all of us. Recently, I had the unexpected privilege of going to the…

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Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development

Mrs SUDMALIS (Gilmore) (19:52): Sometimes in the different roles we take on as parliamentarians we have the rare privilege to visit other countries to see the work of our government in delivering foreign aid, where it is being directed, to see the work of the international non-government organisations and to…

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Youth Jobs PaTH: Prepare, Trial, Hire

Mrs SUDMALIS (Gilmore) (17:25): I would like to start this discussion on the Social Security Legislation Amendment (Youth Jobs Path: Prepare, Trial, Hire) Bill 2016 with a real-life scenario that has occurred in many homes in Gilmore. In discussions with different provider services, their conversations have gone something like this…

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