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Claire's latest speeches

These are the Hansard transcripts of my latest speeches which have been made in 2015 and during the 44th parliament which first met on 12 November 2013.

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ADJOURNMENT Child Sexual Abuse 13 Sep 2016
Senator MOORE (Queensland) (20:33): In this place in August 2004, our Senate said to people who had been in institutions that they would no... 

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ADJOURNMENT Garland, Canon David John, OBE 19 Apr 2016
Senator MOORE (Queensland) (21:14): This Friday, at Kangaroo Point Cliff Park in Brisbane, there will be a ceremony to honour the work of... 

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BILLS;Customs Depot Licensing Charges Amendment Bill 2015, Customs Amendment (Fees and Charges) Bill 2015, Import Processing Charges Amendment Bill 2015 15 Oct 2015
Senator MOORE (Queensland) (12:45): I rise to speak on the Customs Depot Licensing Charges Amendment Bill 2015, the Customs Amendment (Fees... 

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BILLS;Social Services Legislation Amendment (Low Income Supplement) Bill 2015;Second Reading 15 Oct 2015
Senator MOORE (Queensland) (13:48): Labor is supporting the abolition of the low-income supplement today. The supplement was a payment... 

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COMMITTEES;Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee;Meeting 15 Oct 2015
Senator MOORE (Queensland) (09:37): by leave-I think Senator Fifield has raised a procedural issue in terms of receiving notice of this... 

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MOTIONS;WestConnex 15 Oct 2015
Senator MOORE (Queensland) (12:06): I seek leave to make a short statement. The DEPUTY PRESIDENT: Leave is granted for one... 

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ADJOURNMENT;Carers 14 Oct 2015
Senator MOORE (Queensland) (19:30): This week is National Carers Week where we get a chance in the community to show that we care for the... 

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BILLS;Social Security Legislation Amendment (Debit Card Trial) Bill 2015;In Committee 14 Oct 2015
Senator MOORE (Queensland) (17:43): On the same point, in terms of the decision-again, it is a clarifying point, and I know a lot of this is... 

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BILLS;Social Security Legislation Amendment (Debit Card Trial) Bill 2015;In Committee 14 Oct 2015
Senator MOORE (Queensland) (17:38): This is on a different issue, Senator Siewert. Going back to the community panels that we talked about... 

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BILLS;Social Security Legislation Amendment (Debit Card Trial) Bill 2015;In Committee 14 Oct 2015
Senator MOORE (Queensland) (17:30): Minister, before you answer that question, I have a supplementary question to that one. It is in terms of... 

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BILLS;Social Security Legislation Amendment (Debit Card Trial) Bill 2015;In Committee 14 Oct 2015
Senator MOORE (Queensland) (11:47): I think it is a point, in terms of clarifying exactly the position of where we proceed, that he... 

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BILLS;Social Security Legislation Amendment (Debit Card Trial) Bill 2015;In Committee 14 Oct 2015
Senator MOORE (Queensland) (11:36): Senator Siewert's question was relating to whether you did have any process in place. In the letter that... 

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BILLS;Social Security Legislation Amendment (Debit Card Trial) Bill 2015;In Committee 14 Oct 2015
Senator MOORE (Queensland) (11:31): In response to that, will the costing be clearly identified so that when we are looking at how much this... 

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BILLS;Social Security Legislation Amendment (Debit Card Trial) Bill 2015;In Committee 14 Oct 2015
Senator MOORE (Queensland) (11:29): Minister, on this point, these are the same questions we asked at the Senate community affairs hearing... 

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BILLS;Social Security Legislation Amendment (Debit Card Trial) Bill 2015;In Committee 14 Oct 2015
Senator MOORE (Queensland) (10:36): Minister, following up on Senator Lines's questions, it would not seem to me to be too difficult for the... 

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BILLS;Social Security Legislation Amendment (Debit Card Trial) Bill 2015;In Committee 14 Oct 2015
Senator MOORE (Queensland) (10:12): I also have a question. Minister, if you remember, at the Senate inquiry we asked questions about the... 

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BILLS;Social Security Legislation Amendment (Debit Card Trial) Bill 2015;In Committee - 14 Oct 2015
Senator MOORE (Queensland) (10:18): Minister, in the committee hearing we were told that this particular funding would come out of a... 

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MOTIONS;Infrastructure 14 Oct 2015
Senator MOORE (Queensland) (15:41): I seek leave to make a short statement. The PRESIDENT: Leave is granted for one... 

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ADJOURNMENT;International Day of the Girl Child 13 Oct 2015
Senator MOORE (Queensland) (21:24): Sunday, 11 October was the International Day of the Girl Child, an opportunity to recognise the rights of... 

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BILLS;Social Security Legislation Amendment (Debit Card Trial) Bill 2015;Second Reading 13 Oct 2015
Senator MOORE (Queensland) (13:48): The Social Security Legislation Amendment (Debit Card Trial) Bill 2015 is important because it looks at an... 

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BILLS;Social Security Legislation Amendment (Debit Card Trial) Bill 2015;Second Reading 13 Oct 2015
Senator MOORE (Queensland) (16:37): As I was saying in my previous contribution to this debate on the Social Security Legislation Amendment... 

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MOTIONS;International Day of the Girl Child 13 Oct 2015
Senator MOORE (Queensland) (15:37): I move: That the Senate- (a) notes that: (i) Sunday, 11 October, is internationally recognised as the... 

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MOTIONS;National Carers Week 2015 13 Oct 2015
Senator MOORE (Queensland) (15:38): I, and also on behalf of Senator Siewert, move: That the Senate- (a) notes that: (i) National Carers... 

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OTIONS;Royal Queensland Bush Children's Health Scheme 13 Oct 2015
Senator MOORE (Queensland) (15:38): I move: That the Senate- (a) notes that: (i) BUSHkids, is the Royal Queensland Bush Children's Health... 

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MOTION: National Bilby Day 17 Sep 2015
Senator MOORE (Queensland) (12:10): I move: That the Senate- (a) notes the second Sunday of September is Australia's National Bilby... 

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MOTION: Sport: Women's Cricket 17 Sep 2015
Senator MOORE (Queensland) (12:09): I, and also on behalf of Senators Peris, McKenzie and Waters, move: That the Senate- (a) notes... 

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ADJOURNMENT: Girl Guides 15 Sep 2015
Senator MOORE (Queensland) (21:08): Yesterday Girl Guides came to parliament. While there were significant numbers of Girl Guide biscuits,... 

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MOTIONS: Domestic Violence 15 Sep 2015
Senator MOORE (Queensland) (15:33): I, and also on behalf of Senator Lazarus, move: That the Senate- (a) notes that: (i) the... 

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ADJOURNMENT: Human Rights - Morocco 8 Sep 2015
Senator MOORE (Queensland) (20:26): The Australia Western Sahara Association works for self-determination for the Saharawi people, raising... 

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ADJOURNMENT: Equal Pay Day 7 Sep 2015
Senator MOORE (Queensland) (21:59): Showing the shared commitment to Equal Pay Day, I also want to talk about the fact that Friday, 4... 

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BILLS: Social Services Legislation Amendment (No. 2) Bill 2015 - Second Reading 7 Sep 2015
Senator MOORE (Queensland) (13:36): I note the minister's passionate speech in favour of a bill that we were agreeing to; I am a bit worried... 

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BILLS: Social Security (Administration) Amendment (Consumer Lease Exclusion) Bill 2015 - Second Reading 20 Aug 2015
Senator MOORE (Queensland) (10:28): I wish to congratulate Senator Cameron for drawing the attention of so many in this place and also in the... 

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COMMITTEES: Community Affairs References Committee - Out Of Home Care 20 Aug 2015
Senator MOORE (Queensland) (18:01): I want to make some comments on the report that was presented yesterday in this place on out-of-home... 

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COMMITTEE REPORT: Finance and Public Administration References Committee - Domestic Violence in Australia 20 Aug 2015
Senator MOORE (Queensland) (16:04): I think you can tell from the contributions made by a few of the people who have had the honour to be... 

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MOTIONS: Lyme Disease 20 Aug 2015
Senator MOORE (Queensland) (12:13): I move: That the Senate- (a) notes the hard work of the Lyme Disease Association of Australia in... 

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ADJOURNMENT: Youth with a Mission: Medical Ships Australia 18 Aug 2015
Senator MOORE (Queensland) (21:30): This evening I want to talk about a wonderful group of people who offer services to communities across... 

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BILLS: Social Services Legislation Amendment (Youth Employment and Other Measures) Bill 2015 - Second Reading 13 Aug 2015
Senator MOORE (Queensland) (13:32): We often say in this place that we wish the government would listen to what the people are saying. This... 

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ADJOURNMENT: Workplace Gender Equality Agency 12 Aug 2015
Senator MOORE (Queensland) (19:35): I want to make some comments this evening on the Workplace Gender Equality Agency, which as all of us... 

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GREENS MOTION: Marriage Equality 12 Aug 2015
Senator MOORE (Queensland) (09:55): Labor are not supporting this Greens motion this morning. We think it is a stunt in terms of getting some... 

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BILLS: Social Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 - Second reading 10 Aug 2015
Senator MOORE (Queensland) (10:03): Labor does not support the Social Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 in its current form. As all... 

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BILLS: Social Services Legislation Amendment (Defined Benefit Income Streams) Bill 2015 24 Jun 2015
Senator MOORE (Queensland) (09:31): We seem to be going through this particular process quite regularly at the moment with one particular... 

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BILLS: Excise Tariff Amendment (Fuel Indexation) Bill 2015, Customs Tariff Amendment (Fuel Indexation) Bill 2015, Fuel Indexation (Road Funding) Special Account Bill 2015, Fuel Indexation (Road Funding) Bill 2015 24 Jun 2015
Senator MOORE (Queensland) (10:03): I rise to speak in support of this package of bills that will reintroduce the indexation of fuel excise... 

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MOTIONS; Queensland Firebirds 23 Jun 2015
Senator MOORE (Queensland) (15:38): I, and on behalf of Senators Lindgren and Waters, move: That the Senate- (a) congratulates the... 

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ADJOURNMENT: Ms Joan Elizabeth Kirner, AC 22 Jun 2015
Senator MOORE (Queensland) (22:00): Earlier this month, we gathered at the Williamstown Hall in Melbourne to farewell and to show our love... 

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BILLS: Social Services Legislation Amendment (Fair and Sustainable Pensions) Bill 2015 - Second Reading 22 Jun 2015
Senator MOORE (Queensland) (17:52): We are debating the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Fair and Sustainable Pensions) Bill 2015... 

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COMMITTEES: Community Affairs References Committee - Government Response to Report 17 Jun 2015
Senator MOORE (Queensland) (16:13): by leave-We appreciate that the minister has tabled these responses today. It actually gives you faith... 

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ADJOURNMENT: UNICEF Australia Young Ambassadors 16 Jun 2015
Senator MOORE (Queensland) (20:22): This year is the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. As part of the... 

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ADJOURNMENT: She Matters: 2015 International G7/20 Parliamentarians' Conference 14 May 2015
Senator MOORE (Queensland) (21:31): In April this year, the German parliamentary group on population and development hosted the She Matters... 

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BUDGET: Statement and Documents 14 May 2015
Senator MOORE (Queensland) (20:31): I seek leave to have the opposition's 2015-16 budget reply speech incorporated into Hansard. Leave granted. 

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MINISTERIAL STATEMENTS: United Nations Commission on the Status of Women 14 May 2015
Senator MOORE (Queensland) (15:48): by leave-I move: That the Senate take note of the document. We acknowledge the report that the minister... 

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COMMITTEES: Community Affairs References Committee - Interim Report - Impact on service quality, efficiency and sustainability of recent Commonwealth community service tendering processes by the Department of Social Services 13 May 2015
Senator MOORE (Queensland) (17:15): There were two reasons for this committee to consider this particular tendering process. One was to reflect-as... 

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VALEDICTORY REPLY: SENATOR KATE LUNDY 24 Mar 2015
Senator MOORE (Queensland) (17:54): Kate, I want to put on record this evening our appreciation and acknowledgement to you personally for the... 

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ADJOURNMENT: World Down Syndrome Day 19 Mar 2015
Senator MOORE (Queensland) (19:56): March 21 is the annual World Down Syndrome Day. Today in the Senate we passed a motion which was celebrated in... 

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ADJOURNMENT: Sexism Report 16 Mar 2015
Senator MOORE (Queensland) (22:09): Last week the Australia Institute released a paper entitled, Everyday sexism: Australian women's experiences of... 

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QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE: TAKE NOTE OF ANSWERS - International Women's Day 5 Mar 2015
Senator MOORE (Queensland) (15:07): I move: That the Senate take note of the answer given by the Minister for Human Services (Senator Payne) to... 

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MOTIONS: Attorney-General - Censure 2 Mar 2015
Senator MOORE (Queensland) (11:06): We know in this place that censure motions are rare. They are rare because only at very special times do people... 

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DOCUMENTS: Closing The Gap 11 Feb 2015
Senator MOORE (Queensland) (17:21): I know that in this place we begin every morning with an acknowledgement of country-an initiative that we are... 

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ADJOURNMENT: Death Penalty 10 Feb 2015
Senator MOORE (Queensland) (21:00): On 2 December 2005, my friend Ruth Webber-a former senator in this place from Western Australia-and I joined a... 

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CONDOLENCES: Hon Thomas Uren, AC 9 Feb 2015
Senator MOORE (Queensland) (16:01): Mr President, as you know, I am making this speech on behalf of Senator Wong, who is wounded in action at the...