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Debates and Speeches in Parliament

Sport Raising Awareness of Violence against Women

- 27 May 2015

1.    Notes that NRL team Paramatta launched its  No More initiative at their game on the 17th May to raise awareness of violence against women;

2.    Notes that at the game the players and fans linked arms to demand an end to family violence;

3.    Notes that Paramatta is one of a number of NRL Clubs partnering with the No More and White Ribbon campaigns;

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Samoa: 100% Renewable by 2017

Cassy O'Connor MP - 27 May 2015

NOTICE OF MOTION

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Cassy O’Connor MP on tomorrow to move -

That the House:

1. Congratulates our close Pacific neighbour, Samoa, on the agreement to build the country's second windfarm;

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Ireland Says Yes to Marriage Equality

- 26 May 2015

1.    Notes that in last Friday’s historic referendum on same sex marriage 62.1% of Irish voters said ‘yes’;

2.    Notes that Ireland has become the 19th country to allow same sex marriage and that same sex marriage is also legal in 32 US states.

Tags: Marriage Equality


Gender Equality in the Australia Defence Force

Cassy O'Connor MP - 26 May 2015

NOTICE OF MOTION

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Cassy O’Connor MP on tomorrow to move -

That this House:

1. Recognises the contribution to the Australian Army of Lieutenant-General David Morrison, after his 36 years of service;

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Rise for Olga

Cassy O'Connor MP - 26 May 2015

NOTICE OF MOTION

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Cassy O’Connor MP on tomorrow to move -

That the House:

1. Understands that 39 women have been killed by men in Australia this year;

2. Acknowledges with deep sadness the death of 37 year old, Olga Dizon, on the 14th of May last;

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