Veteran Health and Wellbeing Supported in Shortland

Programs and activities supporting the health and wellbeing of our veteran community in Shortland will receive a share of more than $2.4 million worth of funding under the Veteran and Community Grants Program, announced today.

20210324 – Sen Hollie Hughes – Community Affairs – misinformation about prescribers

After an inquiry, multiple media reports and other political discourse it appears the authorised prescriber model is only one of 3 options for nicotine prescription. According to Prof Skerritt there are around 100,000 doctors who can prescribe for personal importation. Probably helpful information a while ago but good news for over half a million Australia vapers....

20210317 – Senator Hollie Hughes – Senate

Here we go again … there can never be any recognition from those opposite that Australia has weathered the Covid pandemic better than all other major, advanced nations, both in economic and health terms.

20210315 – Radio National – March 4 Justice

It’s important when change is needed it’s done in a way most likely to affect real change. So it was disappointing to me that women’s groups marching on Canberra today chose to reject the Prime Ministers offer to discuss the safety of women in the workplace.

20210203 – Sen Hollie Hughes – Senate – Anti-antivax

I addressed the Senate today about the opposition’s irresponsible comments regarding COVID-19 vaccinations. I’m the mother of an autistic child and I don’t subscribe to conspiracy theorists nonsense about vaccinations. It’s time for Labor to join the Morrison Government in promoting the use of a vaccine for the safety of every Australian.

20201210 – Senator Hollie Hughes – Senate – F-35

In response to my questions yesterday in the Senate, the Minister for Defence, Senator Linda Reynolds, announced Australian companies have signed contracts worth AU$2.7 billion under the F-35 Global Joint Strike Fighter program – that’s 5000 more Australian jobs in the next 2 years, particularly in the NSW Hunter region.

20201201 – Senator Hollie Hughes – Robodebt

Today in the Senate, I spoke about the hypocrisy to the Income Compliance Program, often referred to as robodebt … a system that was created by the last Labor government, and the money from it they tried to use to fund their 2019 election promises. The Morrison Government has worked to improve the ICP, to ensure money has been refunded and debts wiped, and it is now being praised by the Commonwealth Ombudsman.

20201130 Sen Hollie Hughes – Senate

It was a pleasure to speak to the senate about the return of Australians stranded overseas since the Covid-19 pandemic began. I thought it was a bit rich for Labor to suggest the Morrison Government is not doing enough when 3 Labor Premiers have had their borders closed. The good news is the flights are flowing.

2020 National Recycling Week

It’s National Recycling Week. My colleague Sussan Ley MP, Minister for the Environment, tested my knowledge … and showed me the easy way to find the answers. Now if only I’d brought my glasses!

20201110 – Sen Hollie Hughes – The Chris Kenny Report

Appeared on the awesome Chris Kenny show to discuss Labor’s lurch to the looney left on energy. Their own Hunter MP Joel Fitzgibbon stepping down from the Albanese shadow cabinet over the neglect of blue collar workers in the Hunter Region.

20201110 – NBN News – Hughes Fitzgibbon

No wonder Labor’s Joel Fitzgibbon MP had to resign from shadow cabinet. Labor has abandoned blue collar workers – the heart and soul of the Hunter Region. My recent interview with NBN Television.

20201109 – Sen Hollie Hughes – Senate – Government Economic Support during Covid

It was wonderful to address the Senate today on the Morrison Government’s efforts this year to look after ALL Australians during the COVID-19 crisis. The payments provided to workers, jobseekers, pensioners and disabled people have helped all Australians cope during the crisis. Importantly, the incredible efforts of our Prime Minister and Treasurer have prepared Australia for a strong economic recovery.

20201029 – Sen Hughes & the Disability Sector in Senate Estimates

Flexibility in the workforce reinforces the core principle of Choice & Control – a driving principal behind the NDIS. As the mother of a participant, I especially value using providers who meet the needs of my son and all my family … not the needs of a large provider or union.

20201026 Senator Hollie Hughes Senate Estimates Community Affairs

During today’s Senate Estimates, I asked Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business, Senator Michaelia Cash, some questions about the Productivity Commission report into mental health and the systemic reforms that are being made to services across Australia.