Senator Linda White

The Coalition extends its sympathy to the family and friends of Senator Linda White, following her untimely passing.   We also extend our sympathy to Senator White’s staff, those who worked with her, her colleagues across the union movement and the Labor Party.   Elected to the Senate in 2022, in Senator White’s short time…

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The message is clear – support Ukraine

Remarks at the National Press Club today by Ambassador of Ukraine, Vasyl Myroshnychenko and Kateryna Argyrou, representing the Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organisations, delivered a powerful message today – Ukraine needs support from Australia. Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs Senator Simon Birmingham said the stark message delivered today reiterated the desperate calls Ukraine has been…

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Indonesian Election

Joint media statement: The Hon Peter Dutton MP, Leader of the Opposition The Federal Coalition congratulates Prabowo Subianto on his election as the next President of Indonesia. The sustained prosperity of Indonesia holds immense importance and benefit for our region. Australia has long had a deep connection to Indonesia as one of our nearest neighbours.…

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Additional assistance to Ukraine

Joint statement: The Hon Andrew Hastie MP, Shadow Minister for Defence The Coalition welcomes the announcement of an additional $50 million contribution to the International Fund to Ukraine (IFU) as we approach two years since the beginning of Russia’s illegal and immoral war against Ukraine. The Opposition wholeheartedly supports Ukraine’s defence against Russia and recognises…

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Labor leaves our sailors in the lurch

Joint statement: The Hon Andrew Hastie MP, Shadow Minister for Defence   In yet another failure of leadership, Defence Minister Richard Marles was a no-show when it came to standing up for our brave sailors who were attacked by a People’s Republic of China destroyer in November last year. Senate Estimates revealed today that while…

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Labor buries the truth about Taipans

Joint statement: The Hon Andrew Hastie MP, Shadow Minister for Defence The Hon David Fawcett, Senator for South Australia The Albanese Government must immediately clarify why it will not respond to new evidence and instruct Defence to pause the burial of Australia’s MRH-90 Taipan helicopters. Labor has made various excuses as to why Australia is…

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Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC

Service to Australia is in Linda Reynolds’s DNA and I acknowledge the significance of her decision to not recontest the next election.   With a distinguished career spanning the military and political realms, Linda has built a track record of dedicated service, leadership, and advocacy.   From her service in the Australian Army to her…

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