Full Name: Cory Bernardi.
Title: Senator.
Electorate: SA.
Political Party: Australian Conservatives
Entered House: 2017-02-07
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Order! The time allotted for consideration of this bill has expired. I will now put the questions required to conclude consideration of this bill. The first question is that amendments (1) and (2) on sheet TK154 moved by the government be agreed to. Question agreed to. The CHAIR I remind senators that we are following the orders that were passed earlier in the day. The question now is that...
2019-11-14

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One at a time please. It's a rhetorical flourish.
2019-11-14

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As no amendments to the bill have been circulated I shall call the minister to move the third reading unless any senator requires that the bill be considered in Committee of the Whole.
2019-11-14

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The committee is considering the National Disability Insurance Scheme Amendment (Streamlined Governance) Bill amendments (1) and (2) on sheet TK154.
2019-11-13

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I seek leave to make a short statement.
2019-11-13

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I support the building of dams but I do not support expensive and wasteful boondoggles that are designed to change the climate. A little known fact is that JJC Bradfield's original scheme was to pump water into Central Australia in the hope of altering Australia's climate. I have stood against climate change schemes which waste taxpayer dollars pumping water through mountain ranges over...
2019-11-13

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Minister Paul tells me he's not happy with his jobactive provider. He wants to move to a provider that is closer to his home and one that is more interested in helping him rather than helping themselves. He's worried that he's going to be penalised if he does this. Is this true and what do I say to Paul who just wants to get into the workforce?
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Minister I met recently with a young man—I will call him Paul—who has been unemployed for some time. He informed me that under jobactive he's referred to as 'stream C' which I understand means he needs the most support to get work. He says he feels that his jobactive provider is not supporting him with the services he needs given the barriers he faces and is simply interested...
2019-11-13

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My question is to the Minister for Employment Skills and Small and Family Business Senator Cash. My home state of South Australia currently has an unemployment rate of 6.3 per cent which is higher than the national average. I've been speaking to a number of people who are desperately trying to get into the job market and finding it very difficult. Whilst I acknowledge the government's...
2019-11-13

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I'm not sure that some of the language used in that question has been used repeatedly in Hansard.
2019-11-13

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I won't labour the point but some of the language used in that question has been ruled out of order by temporary chairs in the past and secondly— Honourable senators interjecting—