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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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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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Steel Transformation Plan Bill 2011 (second reading speech)

Senator EDWARDS (South Australia) (19:50): I rise to join with my colleague Senator Barnaby Joyce to speak against the adoption of the Steel Transformation Plan Bill. Of all the unnecessary pieces of legislation that have ever been introduced into the Senate, the Steel Transformation Plan Bill is one of the worst. Why? It is because […]

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Clean Energy Bills 2011 (second reading speech)

Senator EDWARDS (South Australia) (20:28): Just over a month ago I attended the Paskeville field days on the Yorke Peninsula in my home state of South Australia. I attended the third and final day of this successful event. The field days have a major focus on agriculture and, by implication, its profitable future. The event […]

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First Speech 25 August 2011

Thank you, Mr President, and I congratulate you on your re-election as President. I am honoured to be elected to serve the people of South Australia as the 25th Liberal senator for that state since the formation of our party in 1944. I have been a proud member of the South Australian Liberal Party for […]

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