ABC NT COUNTRY HOUR WITH DAN FITZGERALD
THURSDAY, 16 JULY 2020
SUBJECTS: NT agriculture industry; seasonal workers.
DANIEL FITZGERALD, HOST: As I mentioned across the Top End mangoes are starting to flower giving farmers a glimpse into what the harvest ahead might look like. But one of the big questions that’s on a lot […]Jul 16 2020
Anzac Day Dawn Service 2020
With thanks to veteran Lachlan McKerrow for sharing this Anzac Day Service audio file that he created for all who wish to honour our service people and veterans.
Order of Service
Hymn – O God Our Help in Ages Past
The Last Post
A minute’s silence
The New Zealand and Australian National AnthemsApr 25 2020
Allan Gyngell’s essay is commendable for its even-keeled policy prescriptions and rare level-headed tone in discussing our complex and consequential relationship with China.
The China debate in Australia is becoming dominated by competing filters, as Gyngell points out. He warns that politicians voicing their thought bubbles can be outright damaging to the national interest. Our policy […]Feb 18 2020
Last year, we learned the shocking fact that we lost ten times more serving and ex-serving ADF members to suicide than in all overseas operations since 2001, with 2017 recording the most suicides. By all accounts, the problem is worsening. I’m aware that we lost at least four veterans over one week just before Christmas. […]Jan 23 2020
SPEECH TO THE ASIA-PACIFIC PARLIAMENTARY FORUM: ENHANCING PARLIAMENTARY ROLES IN RESPONSE TO CLIMATE CHANGE – PARLIAMENT HOUSE, CANBERRA
Excellencies, colleagues, dear friends, the role of parliamentarians is to lead, so I want to speak about enhancing leadership in parliamentary response to climate change.
It’s my privilege today to speak on this topic of great consequence for the future not only of my sunburnt country, Australia, but all countries.
The devastating Australian bushfires, which continue to […]Jan 15 2020
In recent months, Australia’s veterans and their brave family members have been calling, ever more loudly, for a royal commission into veteran suicide.
The need for a royal commission is real. It is urgent. And it should be absolutely bipartisan, because this is not a political exercise. This is a national crisis. The veteran death toll […]Dec 16 2019
Yesterday Territorians interested in the opportunities for increased trade and engagement between the Northern Territory and India took part in India IdeasFest at the Darwin Innovation Hub.
India IdeasFest was the latest in the IdeasFest series, founded by the Member for Solomon Luke Gosling to connect entrepreneurs, businesses and the community in the spirit of innovation […]Nov 03 2019
It’s been a big couple of weeks for veterans’ affairs in Australia.
Last week, the Australian Veterans’ Recognition Bill passed both houses of Parliament, with bipartisan support, officially recognising the unique nature of military service and enshrining in law a new covenant, a perpetual promise, between Australia and its armed forces’ veterans.
And this week, we mark […]Nov 01 2019
Communities in Northern Australia are struggling, the economy is growing at its slowest pace in a decade, wages are stagnant, and there is no help from the Morrison Government.
Through Senate Estimates, Labor uncovered information that confirms many of the Morrison Government’s infrastructure projects won’t start for years.
Across Northern Australia, less than a third of infrastructure funding is […]Oct 31 2019
As activities and events take place over the next week in the Top End and across Australia for Veterans Health Week, the mental health and wellbeing of veterans will be a key focus, with this year’s theme: Mental Wellness.
While each veteran’s experience is unique, veterans are at a high risk of developing depression, anxiety, and […]Oct 27 2019