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LEGAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL AFFAIRS LEGISLATION COMMITTEE - 08/02/2010 - ATTORNEY-GENERAL’S PORTFOLIO - Australian Customs and Border Protection Service

Senator Hanson-Young -Thank you, Chair. I have only got a few questions but I think they are important. They are in relation to the cargo ship that is holding 240-odd asylum seekers who boarded in Merak and, specifically, what happened before the Indonesian government intercepted that particular boat. Have we got everybody at the table that we need to answer those questions?

Mr Carmody -Yes.

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Missing Voters Could Hold Key To Election - Greens

The Greens have launched a campaign to encourage first-time voters to enrol, as the Coalition vows to block legislation in the Senate to keep the electoral roll open for seven days after an election is called.

"It's disappointing to see the Coalition under Tony Abbott using this Howard-style tactic of trying to disenfranchise younger voters," said the Greens Spokesperson for Youth Senator Sarah Hanson-Young, who launched an online video today encouraging first-time voters to enrol.

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FINANCE AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION LEGISLATION COMMITTEE - 25/05/2010 - PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET PORTFOLIO - Australian National Audit Office

Senator Hanson-Young -I am not sure if I have got every body that is needed at the table, but let me know. My question relates to legal advice that was either sought, or perhaps not sought, in relation to the government's decision in early April to suspend asylum seeker applications from Afghanistan and Sri Lanka. My question is: was legal advice sought?

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EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT AND WORKPLACE RELATIONS REFERENCES COMMITTEE - 19/05/2010 - Primary Schools for the 21st Century program

Senator Hanson Young -Let me know if you have already answered any of the questions I ask. I apologise: I am jumping between two committees today. I have gone from paid parental leave to Building the Education Revolution. Usually you would assume that they should seamlessly mould into each other!

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EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT AND WORKPLACE RELATIONS REFERENCES COMMITTEE - 18/05/2010 - Primary Schools for the 21st Century program

Senator Hanson Young —Thank you to all of you for your submission and coming along today. It seems pretty clear that we are talking about intimidation of individual school communities and principals, the sheer frustration of people not being able to get information they wanted in the beginning and the lack of follow-through as projects rolled out.

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EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT AND WORKPLACE RELATIONS REFERENCES COMMITTEE - 18/05/2010 - Primary Schools for the 21st Century program

Senator Hanson Young -Just following on from that line of questioning, obviously there are reports in today's paper. I am sure in your preparation for coming today you would have seen claims and concerns in relation to 35 per cent of a particular project, $1.2 million worth, being spent on management fees-it lists them all.

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