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EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT AND WORKPLACE RELATIONS REFERENCES COMMITTEE - 17/05/2010 - Primary Schools for the 21st Century program

Senator Hanson Young -Obviously, it seems as if, because of the way you have been able to project manage each of the different upgrades and infrastructure spends and projects yourselves, you obviously have a longstanding process in place to do that because you have had to administer capital grants funding for decades, and I totally understand that.

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EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT AND WORKPLACE RELATIONS REFERENCES COMMITTEE - 17/05/2010 - Primary Schools for the 21st Century program

Senator Hanson Young -It seems to be clear from your submission, your verbal presentation and your answers to questions that you feel frustrated that you have been left on your own, so to speak, to manage this web of bureaucracy. Is there anybody that you have spoken to aside from the federal education department, the minister's office and anyone in the state education department?

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EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT AND WORKPLACE RELATIONS REFERENCES COMMITTEE - 17/05/2010 - Primary Schools for the 21st Century program

Senator Hanson Young -Has the union been involved at all in helping and giving advice to your various members, whether it has been putting forward their applications, knowing who to speak to or resolving any of those issues at that grassroots level before it has gone through to the department or the minister's office?

Mr Watt -The short answer is no.

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COMMUNITY AFFAIRS LEGISLATION COMMITTEE - 14/05/2010 - Paid Parental Leave Bill 2010; Exposure draft of legislation implementing the government's announced paid parental leave scheme

Senator Hanson Young -In the submissions given by the ACTU and Unions South Wales, and in your verbal submissions as well, both of you indicated that there were significant improvements that you would be looking for in the future. I do pick up on the points you have made about wanting to strengthen the current legislation now in connection to the workplace, and that is something that we need to tease out a bit further.

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SA Needs Another Progressive Voice in the Senate

Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young has said she looks forward to the prospect of working with another progressive woman from South Australia, Penny Wright, in Federal Parliament after the next election.

Senator Hanson-Young, Greens Senator for South Australia, congratulated Ms Wright, an experienced lawyer and mediator, on her selection as the Greens' lead Senate candidate in South Australia for the upcoming Federal Election.

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LEGAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL AFFAIRS LEGISLATION COMMITTEE - 16/04/2010 - Anti-People Smuggling and Other Measures Bill 2010

Senator Hanson-Young -Part of your submission talks about the concerns you have with the amendments in the current bill in relation to material support. Would you agree with the previous witnesses that the way this is drafted is too vague and it is quite incomprehensible for somebody to actually understand exactly what 'material support' means?

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