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Presenting you the 5 best and 5 worst MOMENTS of the Parliamentary sitting week
If we’d won I was going to stop calling the email the #5and5 and turn it into the #6and4 because more good things happen under a Labor Government.
This was a week when the contrast couldn't be greater. Bill Shorten ready to lead, Scott Morrison ready to shout.
The Senate team led a lot of the news reports this week with some extraordinary work in Senate Estimates. The questioning of the Federal Police, Foreign Affairs, and Finance kept exposing more and more failings by the Government. And each new piece of evidence gathered in the Senate found its way straight to the floor of the House of Reps.
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Walk for Respect
WALK FOR RESPECT DRAWS CROWDS FROM ALL CULTURES
Almost 3,000 Australians from all cultural backgrounds walked together in Lakemba on March 31 for the ‘Walk for Respect’.
Changes to 18C failed in the Senate within the preceding 24 hours, and multicultural Australia celebrated the triumph of respect over racist hate speech.
We’ve responded to racist hate speech with a celebration of modern multicultural Australia.
It’s the second time we’ve held the Walk for Respect, and it’s the second time we’ve won the battle against weakening section 18C of Racial Discrimination Act.
The people who are wanting to give permission for more racist hate speech need to understand that it is not what modern Australia is about.