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Speeches

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Bioregional Plans) Bill 2011 (second reading speech)

Senator EDWARDS (South Australia) (24/11/11 11:49): I rise to speak on the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Bioregional Plans) Bill 2011. Let me say from the outset that the coalition support a balanced approach to marine conservation. I noted in Senator Furner’s earlier address on this issue that he referred to the Howard government […]

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The Cost of the Labor/Greens Ban on Cattle Exports to Indonesia

The full cost of the Gillard/Brown Federal government’s ill-thought out ban on live cattle exports to Indonesia are becoming more apparent. South Australian Liberal Senator Sean Edwards said today that a Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) response to questions on notice indicated the high price Australians were paying for the Labor/Greens mismanagement of […]

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Senator Sean Edwards standing by regional smallgoods manufacturer & 20 jobs – And where is Labor’s Nick Champion?

The issue of the Gawler small goods manufacturer, Wintulichs, being hit with a 1700% Federal Labor government export licensing fee was raised at a Senate Committee in Canberra by Liberal Senator Sean Edwards last Tuesday. The South Australian senator as a member of the Parliamentary Rural Affairs and Transport Reference Committee was inquiring into the […]

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Novita Children’s Services (adjournment speech)

Senator Edwards (South Australia) (22:20): They were very fine words from Senator Faulkner about the SCG. It was nice to reminisce with him. The organisation I rise to speak about tonight is pertinent in light of Australia’s recent pledge of $50 million to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, which seeks to eliminate the remaining global […]

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