Full Name: Cory Bernardi.
Title: Senator.
Electorate: SA.
Political Party: Australian Conservatives
Entered House: 2017-02-07
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Just on a point of order and in the interests of getting to question time without having to listen to too much more from Senator Cameron— The CHAIR Senator Bernardi please get to your point of order. I'd like you to reflect upon whether saying that Senator Whish-Wilson is stupid which is what I think Senator Cameron just suggested is appropriate. The CHAIR Senator Bernardi I was...
2018-02-15

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I move That the following bill be introduced A Bill for an Act to repeal the Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986 and for related purposes. Australian Human Rights Commission Repeal (Duplication Removal) Bill 2018. Question agreed to. I present the bill and move That this bill may proceed without formalities and be now read a first time. Question agreed to. Bill read a first time.
2018-02-15

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I move That this bill be now read a second time. I seek leave to present an explanatory memorandum relating to the bill and to have the second reading speech incorporated in Hansard. Leave granted. The speech read as follows— The intent of this Bill is to end the duplication between states & territories and the Commonwealth regarding human rights. Efforts to address human rights...
2018-02-14

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As a senator for South Australia it is one of the great privileges to travel around my home state to visit the regional communities to identify and understand what the challenges are in a state where the local government is very city centric. It's not good enough quite frankly for state governments to focus on the inner city masses. There needs to be an equal focus an understanding and a...
2018-02-14

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I come to this debate relatively late in the piece. My interest in the health and wellbeing of the Murray-Darling Basin system was piqued by the Four Corners report into the allegations of theft and corruption upstream. That's why I joined with most of my South Australian colleagues to say there needed to be a royal commission into the Murray-Darling Basin allegations and the theft. In not...
2018-02-14

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This is an important motion because in around a month's time the South Australian people will face an election critical to the future and good fortunes of my state. This is effectively the last opportunity we will have in this place to bell the cat about some of the issues that are confronting South Australia and to examine some of the solutions or non-solutions that haven't been put...
2018-02-14

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I move That the Senate— (a) commends our current and former armed servicemen and servicewomen for their service to our country; (b) condemns cowardly senators who use parliamentary privilege to make allegations of criminality or racism against those personnel and thereby bringing our armed forces and personnel into disrepute without presenting immediate proof of their claims; and (c)...
2018-02-14

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I seek leave to make a very brief statement.
2018-02-14

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Mr President I can only throw the lures out; I can't help if the fools bite. Question agreed to.
2018-02-14

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I move That the Senate— (a) holds that human life is more important than animal life; and (b) calls upon the Government to prioritise human life in all portfolio areas including the environment portfolio when balancing fire prevention against biodiversity conservation.
2018-02-14

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I move That the Senate— (a) notes that the South Australian state election will occur on 17 March 2018 in which the Weatherill Labor Government will be asking voters to endorse it to serve 20 continuous years in office; (b) encourages all South Australian voters to carefully analyse the policies track record voting record and political ideology of party leaders participating in that...