I’ll be in Canberra for the next three days for hearings into the misleadingly named ‘Welfare to Work’ Bills. The Committee has already had a day of hearings in Albury, which I had to miss because of other Committee work in Western Australia.
The timetable of witnesses appearing over the next three days can be found at this site. People who are interested should be able to listen to proceedings over the internet proceedings through the webcast page on the Parliament House site.
I’ll be fairly heavily immersed in these hearings over the next few days (once I recover from another 4am start to get there). I will try to provide some details from the hearings through this diary, but I thought I’d also take the chance now to ask readers if there were any topics they would like me to write about.
There’ll be plenty to write about over the next few weeks on welfare, workplace relations and terror, as well as the general debasement of the Senate by the Coalitional majority, however I would find it useful for readers to give me some ideas about other things you’d like me to address. After all this diary is meant to be more for the benefit of the public than for me (I usually already know what I think about things without having to read what I’ve written about it).
So if you have any topics, questions or issues – political, personal, musical, sporting or whatever – that you want me to write about, please leave a suggestion in the comments section. (You can also email me directly if you prefer.)
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