Senator Eric Abetz

Liberal Senator for Tasmania


75th Anniversary of Battle of Koepang

Today marks 75 years since the Battle of Koepang where the 2/40th Infantry Battalion, the only battalion of the Australian Imperial Force recruited almost entirely from Tasmania, as a part of Sparrow Force sought to defend Koepang in Dutch Timor.

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Netanyahu's visit should start Australia-Israeli FTA discussions

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to Australia this week is a crucial opportunity to build deeper relations with the most stable and democratic nation in the Middle East and to open a dialogue towards achieving a Free Trade Agreement between our two nations.

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Human Rights Commission in La La Land

Evidence presented to a Joint Standing Committee by Human Rights Commission President Gillian Triggs that it owes no apology over the QUT case demonstrates once again how out of touch the institution has become.

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Tasmanian Employment Rate

The Labour Force figures, released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, show that there has been a 2.2 point reduction in the Tasmanian unemployment rate since the Federal Liberal Government was elected in 2013.

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This section contains a selection of speeches prior to 2010 and more comprehensive additions from the resumption of Parliament in 2010. Full collection of speeches can be found on ParlInfo

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