Categories ArchivesDecember 2016

3 Lambie Senate investigations into Defence and Vet. affairs still open for submissions standard

Independent JLN Senator for Tasmania Jacqui Lambie has called for Australian Defence Force Personnel, Veterans and their Families to continue to make submissions to 3 special Senate Committees. “To some Australians, because of a lack of mainstream media attention, it may come as a surprise that the Senate established 3 separate investigations into important Defence and Veterans Affairs matters.  I urge all people affected by these matters to make a submission.” said Senator Lambie. 1 Suicide by veterans and ex-service personnel http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Foreign_Affairs_Defence_and_Trade/VeteranSuicide On 1 September 2016 the Senate referred the following matter to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee for inquiry and report by 30 March 2017 2 Operation of the Australian Defence Force’s (ADF) resistance to interrogation (RTI) training http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Foreign_Affairs_Defence_and_Trade/ADFRTI On ...

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S&P Questions during Senate Estimates Committee Hearings standard

Thursday 20 October 2016 Source : Senate Hansard, Economics Legislation Committee Participants:  Senator Lambie & Mr Wayne Byres – Chairman of the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA). Senator LAMBIE: In his effort to repair the budget, the Treasurer warned us about the risk to Australia’s AAA credit rating. I think this morning he talked about visiting the ratings agency S&P—or Standard & Poor’s. Do you know if that is correct? Mr Byres: I know it is correct that he talked about it, and I understand that, when he was in New York, he did so, but I was not there for the discussion, so I cannot confirm that. Senator LAMBIE: From your perspective, do you trust the rating assessments of ...

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