Senator Eric Abetz

Liberal Senator for Tasmania

Press Releases

Labor want to expand victimhood industry

Reports today that Labor has hatched a secret plan to make it an offence to “offend” or “insult” a whole new cohort of people is a sad attempt to expand the victimhood industry according to Liberal Senator Eric Abetz.

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Labor running interference for ACTU boss

Despite Bill Shorten seeking to distance himself from Sally McManus’ comments that “when the law is unjust, I don’t think there’s a problem with breaking it”, Labor Senators have today used Parliamentary tactics to avoid even discussing the following straight-forward motion:

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Free Speech reforms

Tasmanian Liberal Senator Eric Abetz has welcomed the Government’s commitment to free speech with its announcement on reforming the Australian Human Rights Commission and section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act.

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Union dishonesty knows no bounds

Claims from Labor and the Unions that the Fair Work Commission’s decision was a factor in the Western Australian State Election highlights the depth of dishonesty to which Labor will sink given Western Australia substantively operates under its own industrial relations system.

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SBS Chief Executive must explain political activism

The Chief Executive Officer of the taxpayer funded SBS must explain why he has both signed and defended a political activism letter to the Prime Minister and whether his actions have breached the SBS’s policies and editorial independence.

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