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Arms deals with Saudi Arabia, war and famine in Yemen

Earlier today I brought to the Senate a resolution on Australian government sponsored arms deals to Saudi Arabia and on the war in Yemen, and I proposed that the Senate support, among other things, a

Weaponised Drones

To move—That the Senate—is deeply concerned that the Australian Defence Force (ADF) is reportedly planning to purchase weaponised drones;notes that:the Obama Administration is estimated to

Senate Estimates: What does ASIO know about US drone strikes on Australians?

Transcript:Senator LUDLAM: I have got a couple of questions that might follow on somewhat from where Senator O'Neill was discussing before in the instance of Australians travelling to the conflict in

Senate Estimates: What does ASIO know about US drone strikes on Australians?

Transcript:Senator LUDLAM: I have got a couple of questions that might follow on somewhat from where Senator O'Neill was discussing before in the instance of Australians travelling to the conflict in

Senate unites to compel Pyne to come clean on Saudi arms deals

A Greens motion demanding transparency on Minister Christopher Pyne’s arms-dealing tour of Saudi Arabia has sparked a rare moment of unity with the entire senate crossbench and Opposition voting

The protection of health facilities and other civilian targets under international law

Senator LUDLAM (Western Australia—Co-Deputy Leader of the Australian Greens) (15:50):  I ask that general business notice of motion No. 1, standing in my name today and related to the status of

The protection of health facilities and other civilian targets under international law

Senator LUDLAM (Western Australia—Co-Deputy Leader of the Australian Greens) (15:50):  I ask that general business notice of motion No. 1, standing in my name today and related to the status of

The future, eventually, will find you out

"It is becoming unprecedentedly difficult for anyone, anyone at all, to keep a secret. In the age of the leak and the blog, of evidence extraction and link discovery, truths will either out or be oute

The future, eventually, will find you out

"It is becoming unprecedentedly difficult for anyone, anyone at all, to keep a secret. In the age of the leak and the blog, of evidence extraction and link discovery, truths will either out or be oute

Migration Legislation Amendment (Regional Processing and Other Measures) Bill 2012

Senator LUDLAM (Western Australia) (13:50): As a number of my colleagues have remarked, it also gives me no pleasure whatsoever to rise and speak in opposition to the Migration Legislation Amendment (

Migration Legislation Amendment (Regional Processing and Other Measures) Bill 2012

Senator LUDLAM (Western Australia) (13:50): As a number of my colleagues have remarked, it also gives me no pleasure whatsoever to rise and speak in opposition to the Migration Legislation Amendment (

Does Australia belong on the UN Human Rights Council?

A couple of years ago I had the privilege of being an election observer in Myanmar. One memory stands out in particular: standing in a school quadrangle on a bright afternoon in the regional city of T

New Terror laws will not make Australia safer: National Security Legislation

Senator LUDLAM (Western Australia) (12:44): The National Security Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2014 marks the beginning of what we understand will be months of parliamentary debate on natio

#estimates, in retrospect

#estimates, in retrospect A fortnight ago I sketched a quick summary of what your Parliament does during a budget estimates fortnight. Now you get to see the some of the results. Yes, there was o

Senate Estimates: Does Australia care about drones strikes on Australian citizens?

CHAIR: I call back to order the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee's public hearings for budget estimates for 2014-15. We are currently dealing with group 3, which incorporates nat

New Terror laws will not make Australia safer: National Security Legislation

Senator LUDLAM (Western Australia) (12:44): The National Security Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2014 marks the beginning of what we understand will be months of parliamentary debate on natio

Senate Estimates: Does Australia care about drones strikes on Australian citizens?

CHAIR: I call back to order the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee's public hearings for budget estimates for 2014-15. We are currently dealing with group 3, which incorporates nat

#estimates, in retrospect

#estimates, in retrospect A fortnight ago I sketched a quick summary of what your Parliament does during a budget estimates fortnight. Now you get to see the some of the results. Yes, there was o