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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.

ALP News Flash

Federal Approval for Shree Minerals’ Nelson Bay River Mine

It is good news for North West Tasmania that Minister Burke has decided to approve Shree Minerals’ Nelson Bay River Magnetite and Hematite Mine.
This proposal is expected to bring up to 125 much needed new jobs for our region.
Shree Minerals have completed a thorough assessment under an Environmental Impact Statement with the Federal Environment Department and there has been extensive opportunity for public consultation. Only one...

Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2012
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GAVI Alliance Visit to Myanmar (Burma)

19 million children in developing countries do not receive life-saving vaccines that parents in wealthy nations take for granted. Each year 1.7 million children die from a vaccine-preventable disease.

Vaccines are one of the best ways to ensure a child has the opportunity of a healthy life as they prevent disease and by preventing disease, are far more cost-effective than hospitalisation.

The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI Alliance) was launched in 2000 to fund vaccines for children in the world’s 70...

Posted on Tuesday, November 27, 2012
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