Preserving Indigenous Languages

PARLIAMENT HOUSE, Canberra:  I rise to speak just very briefly on the report entitled Our land, our languages, which has been tabled. I would firstly like to commend the committee members of this report for taking the time in having hearings in many different places and putting together a very thorough and good report. I…

Helping not hindering – AUSTRALIAN CHARITIES AND NOT-FOR-PROFITS COMMISSION BILL 2012

PARLIAMENT HOUSE, Canberra: I rise also to speak on the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Bill 2012 and the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (Consequential and Transitional) Bill 2012. Everyone in this House no doubt shares the view that charities and non-profits do vitally important work across the community. They run many of our great…