Senator Alan Eggleston

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16 March, 2012
Senator EGGLESTON (Western Australia) (10:35): The Minerals Resource Rent Tax Bill 2011 is a very important bill with very grave consequences and I have some important points to make in criticising it. The government's proposed minerals resource rent tax, or mining tax as it has become known, is lik... more
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14 March, 2012
Senator EGGLESTON (Western Australia) (13:36):I have here a report, Indonesian l anguage in Australian universities : strategies for a stronger future,authored by David Hill from the Murdoch University Asia Research Centre. Professor Hill makes the point that, although two-way trade between Indonesi... more
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14 March, 2012
Senator EGGLESTON (Western Australia) (18:37): I have to say, by way of an opening, that plans to means-test the 30 per cent private health insurance rebate threaten to strangle Australia's health system, will directly affect an estimated 2.4 million health fund members and will mean a return to ove... more
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28 February, 2012
Senator EGGLESTON (Western Australia) (19:06): The distribution of GST, as has been said, is very inequitable at the moment. Western Australia is carrying the Australian economy with its enormous resource projects. Oil and gas, iron ore and magnetite projects are boosting our export income and balan... more
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10 November, 2011
Senator EGGLESTON (Western Australia) (17:59): I have to concede from the beginning that I am an ex‐smoker. When I was a medical student, all medical students and all nurses smoked. If you went to a hospital dining room, there would be a smell of tobacco there. But I do not think many health profess... more
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09 November, 2011
Senator EGGLESTON (Western Australia) (12:59): We are fortunate in this country that health care is, by and large, free and available to all. From last week, however, a needy section of our community does not have that facility and is not resting so easily. On 1 November changes made to the Medicare... more
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08 November, 2011
Senator EGGLESTON (Western Australia) (17:35): The Steel Transformation Plan Bill 2011 is one of the bandaids on the bullet wound inflicted by the carbon tax on the people of Australia. It will establish a legislative framework for a transformation plan for the steel industry which will provide an e... more
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08 November, 2011
Senator EGGLESTON (Western Australia) (15:12): Senator Cameron says that we do not believe in climate change. That is quite wrong, Senator Cameron. I came from the south‐west of Western Australia, and I assure you that I believe in climate change. There has been a great decline in rainfall over the ... more
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