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    Remembrance Day 2014

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    On Remembrance Day, I had the honour of participating the in the Adelaide Remembrance Day Ceremony and laying a wreath at the Adelaide War Memorial.

    Remembrance Day this year marked the 97th anniversary of the Armistice which ended the First World War (1914–18).

    It is tradition that each year on Remembrance Day Australians observe one minute’s silence at 11 am, in memory of those who died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts.

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    Fighting for Australian Hearing

    On Monday I spoke in parliament on the importance of Australian Hearing. 

    The Liberals are thinking about privatising this service, despite it helping Australians in need since World War II.

    Click this link to let me know whether you also oppose the privatisation proposal.

    Also, watch the speech I gave in parliament below:

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    Protecting Truck Drivers

    On Wednesday, I met with courier drivers in Smithfield who came to talk to me about the importance of keeping the road safety watchdog - the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal.

    Truck driving is Australia’s most dangerous job, with 330 people killed every year in truck smashes. Truck drivers are 15 times more likely to be killed at work than any other industry. This year we have already seen 15 truck-related fatalities on SA roads. 

    A new poll by Essential Research shows 73% of Australians believe companies such as Coles that put economic pressure on truck drivers to drive longer and faster should be held accountable for the impact this has on road safety. This new data shows the importance of road safety to ordinary Australians with 62% supporting the Tribunal, and nearly half of respondents wanting to see the RSRT’s safety powers strengthened. We need a greater focus on road safety in this country, not a weaker one. The Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal needs to be preserved.

    Labor will work with community groups to block any repeal of the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal, and help prevent further fatalities involving heavy vehicles.

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