Construction work has commenced on the Liberal Government funded $8m walkway connecting the Queens Domain with the Cenotaph with an official sod turning ceremony today.
While the will of the Australian people to change marriage has been implemented, it is a matter of deep regret that the Parliament has not seen fit to provide basic protections to ensure freedom of speech, religion, conscience as well as parental rights and safeguards for charities.
The 4-1 High Court decision handed down yesterday that overturns an earlier decision by the Federal Court and clarifies the difference between protected and unprotected industrial action has been welcomed by former Employment Minister Eric Abetz.
Liberal Senator Eric Abetz has welcomed the appointment of former Labor Minister Gary Johns as the new Commissioner of the Australian Charities and Not for Profits Commission and called on the new boss to crack down on militant political fronts that masquerade as charities.
Liberal Senator Eric Abetz has expressed serious concerns over a filing in the Federal Court by former Australia Post boss Ahmed Fahour that appears to directly contradict evidence that was provided at Senate Estimates.
Labor’s claims that Justine Keay took ‘all reasonable steps’ to the best of her knowledge has been totally smashed by the revelation that Ms Keay worked for the UK Government in the powerful Department of Constitutional Affairs.
Liberal Senator Eric Abetz has welcomed Labor Leader Bill Shorten finally taking steps to dismiss Kristina Keneally’s mate Senator Dastyari from Labor’s leadership group but said it must go further.
I have said all along that the Marriage Bill needs strong protections for freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of conscientious objection and parental rights.
Former Public Service Minister Eric Abetz has welcomed the State of the Service report released today that shows that the size of government is once again shrinking.