Queensland Flood Emergency and Recovery (14/01/2011)

A message from the Attorney-General, Robert McClelland, concerning the Queensland Flood Emergency and Recovery. --IT HAS BEEN brought to the attention of the Attorney-General’s Office that some Electorate Offices have received a hoax email, claiming the Commonwealth Government is only providing $1 million in assistance to help victims of the Queensland floods crisis. Continue reading

Climate challenge back on track after Cancun (20/12/2010)

Mark Dreyfus, Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, argues that international efforts to tackle climate change are back on track following the recent UN conference in Cancun, Mexico. -- THE 194 COUNTRIES represented at Cancun accept the science of climate change and the urgent need for action. The international struggle to deal with climate change is back on track. Continue reading

First Words (30/10/2010)

The full text of Stephen Jones' first speech to Parliament, Tuesday 19 October 2010. Full speech: To download a PDF of this speech, click here. Continue reading

Why Do People Become Politicians? (26/10/2010)

In this opinion piece originally published in the Illawarra Mercury, Nick Hartgerink poses the question while considering the future prospects of Stephen Jones. -- WHO IN THEIR RIGHT MIND would choose a career that keeps them away from their families for weeks on end, robs them of their privacy, makes their pay and retirement packages public knowledge and from which they can be sacked by a fickle public? Continue reading

The Choice For Australia (20/08/2010)

Julia Gillard addresses the National Press Club, Canberra. -- THANK YOU ALL very much. I’m delighted to be here to explain my positive economic plan and my vision for Australia. Continue reading