Doorstop Parliament House

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DOORSTOP

SENATE COURTYARD

PARLAMENT HOUSE CANBERRA

WEDNESDAY, 11 FEBUARY 2014

 

SUBJECT/S: Australia’s submarine and ship building industry.

 

GLENN THOMPSON: I’m Glenn Thompson, Assistant National Secretary and I’m here with 14 ship builders from around the country who work on the building of our surface vessels, the maintaining our surface vessels, and the maintaining of our submarines from our defence force.

 

We are here this week to talk to Coalition MP’s and the government about standing behind their promise to build the Future Submarine in South Australia.

 

We are here to send the message – as we have done over the last 18 months – to the government that they need to act decisively to ensure a rolling build of naval vessels, to ensure 1,400 jobs which are at risk over this year, are disappearing off the face of this earth if this government doesn’t make a decision around patrol boats, stand by the Senate estimates recommendation that the contract for the supply ships should be re-opened, and the bringing forward of the Anzac frigate replacement .We are asking the government to move and move decisively.

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Transcript ABC Radio National AM

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RADIO INTERVIEW
ABC RADIO NATIONAL AM
MONDAY, 24 NOVEMBER 2014

SUBJECT/S: Abbott Government’s unfair automotive cuts

ALEXANDRA KIRK: The Opposition says it, the Greens, crossbenchers Nick Xenophon, John Madigan, Ricky Muir and the Palmer United Party senators are all expected to veto Government cuts to the Automotive Transformation Scheme.

SENATOR KIM CARR, SHADOW MINISTER FOR HIGHER EDUCATION, RESEARCH, INNOVATION AND INDUSTRY: The Government has done all it can to drive the automotive industry from Australia.

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Second Reading Speech on the Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill 2014

Senator KIM CARR (Victoria) (18:12): This is a debate that concerns millions of Australian students in higher education today. It is about the 1.2 million Australians with outstanding HECS debts. It is about the millions currently in school or in the workforce who are hoping to study at university. Australians know how important this debate is to their future and their nation's future. Australians understand that this bill will take away the foundation stones of a fair go. Australians believe that access to higher education should not be based on the circumstances of their birth or where they live but, rather, on the clear principle of merit.

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Doorstop, Parliament House

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DOORSTOP INTERVIEW
PARLIAMENT HOUSE
WEDNESDAY, 29 OCTOBER 2014

SUBJECT/S: Abbott Government’s plan to commercialise research; Higher Education Bill before the Senate; Stance of the PUP; Senator Nova Peris; ASIO comments on banning the burqa; Labor’s support for the security legislation.

KIM CARR: I draw your attention to statements the Government has made overnight – an unscrupulous device whereby they release a report, which is a general public report, to a few journalists – concerning the commercialisation of research. The Government that parrots the very worthy aspiration that we should have greater cooperation between our business community and our university community, and says that they’re going to launch a review of their $9.2 billion program and have it all concluded, basically by Christmas time. They've got a month for consultation and then they’ll take three weeks to come forward with deliberations.

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Doorstop interview, Parliament House

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PARLIAMENT HOUSE DOORS
TUESDAY, 28 OCTOBER 2014

SUBJECT: The Abbott Government’s unfair changes to higher education.

KIM CARR:  Today the Senate will receive the Higher Education Committee Report into the Government’s very, very flawed Higher Education bill. And today we have heard from Mr Clive Palmer that PUP senators will not be voting for this legislation.

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Radio Interview, Radio National Drive with Jonathan Green

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RADIO INTERVIEW
RADIO NATIONAL DRIVE, WITH JONATHAN GREEN
TUESDAY, 14 OCTOBER 2014

SUBJECT/S: Abbott Government’s Competitiveness Agenda, Shipbuilding Inquiry, Future Submarine Contract, ALP Senate preselections.

JONATHAN GREEN: Converting ideas into commercial profit: that is the aim of a $400 million competitiveness package announced today.

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ABC News 24 Interview, CAPITAL HILL, 2 October

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TV INTERVIEW
ABC News 24, CAPITAL HILL
THURSDAY, 2 OCTOBER 2014

SUBJECT/S: Risk to Australia’s university rankings under Abbott Government higher education changes; Timing of higher education legislation.

LYNDAL CURTIS: The organisation responsible for ranking the world’s universities has questioned the Government’s plan to deregulate fees. Twelve Australian universities have improved their positions in the latest rankings. Eight of them are now in the top 200. But the Times Higher Education magazine, which compiles the rankings, says fee deregulation could harm Australia’s smaller universities. To discuss this I was joined in the studio a short time ago by the Opposition’s Higher Education spokesman, Kim Carr.

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ABC News Radio Interview with Steve Chase, 2 October 2014

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RADIO INTERVIEW
ABC NEWS RADIO, WITH STEVE CHASE
THURSDAY, 2 OCTOBER 2014

SUBJECT: Risk to Australia’s university rankings under Abbott Government higher education changes; Timing of higher education legislation

HOST: The Opposition says the strong showing of our universities in the World University Rankings risks being undermined by the Government. Eight local tertiary institutions have made the top 200 in this year’s Times Higher Education World Rankings. Education Minister Christopher Pyne says the rankings are a clarion call to the Senate to support higher education changes or risk condemning our universities to a slow decline. The Minister’s office declined a News Radio request for an interview. The Shadow Minister for Higher Education and Research, Senator Kim Carr, disagrees with the Government’s response to the rankings.

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Radio Interview, The World Today, with Alexandra Kirk

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RADIO INTERVIEW
THE WORLD TODAY, WITH ALEXANDRA KIRK
THURSDAY, 2 OCTOBER 2014

SUBJECT/S: World rankings show Australian universities are doing well; Pyne likely to defer higher education legislation

ELEANOR HALL (HOST): The Opposition says that the latest Times World University Rankings prove that Australia already has a world-class university system and the Government should not put that at risk. The Government’s deregulation bill is struggling to get enough support to pass the Senate, and Labor’s higher education spokesman, Kim Carr, has told the World Today that he understands the Government is now looking to defer its bill, which could blow another hold in its budget. Kim Carr spoke to Alexandra Kirk, beginning with the latest university rankings.

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Interview 2CC Canberra

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RADIO INTERVIEW
2CC CANBERRA, WITH CHRIS McLENAGHAN
FRIDAY, 26 SEPTEMBER 2014

SUBJECT/S: Abbott Government’s unfair changes to higher education; submission by University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor; Christopher Pyne’s Ernie award; AFL Grand Final.

CHRIS McLENAGHAN: There’s been plenty of talk about the education reforms or some people would say education destruction that’s going on, depending on your point of view, regarding the education changes being pushed through or attempted to be pushed through the Parliament by Education Minister Christopher Pyne, and of course this is resulting in what will be massive increases in the cost of university degrees, no matter what you’re studying.

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