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Newstart at 60? New Policy neededSeptember 27, 2018
A recent ABC article about those over 60 being reduced to receiving Newstart payments highlights a significant problem facing ageing Australians. Having 60 year old people on Newstart is...Read More
Sick of high fuel prices?September 26, 2018
After years of watching the petrol bowser spike, Australians have had enough and will be showing their disgust on October 26, with a National Fuel Strike where people are...Read More
ABC Board Sacks Michelle GuthrieSeptember 24, 2018
The news that Michelle Guthrie has been sacked by the ABC Board once more brings to attention the relationship between the national broadcaster and how it informs and represents...Read More
Jobs for the Hunter: Will the Hunter help build the Hunter Frigates?September 21, 2018
Earlier this year, it was announced that $35 million would be spent to build nine new Frigates, called Hunter-Class.
They are being built by ASC Shipbuilding (owned by the Commonwealth),...Read More
Senator Burston leads on farmingSeptember 20, 2018
I welcome reports that Woolworths and Coles are going to raise their milk prices to provide a fairer margin for our nation’s farmers. In the midst of drought and...Read More
Hypocrisy around Aged Funding by the major parties is why voters are looking for an alternativeSeptember 19, 2018
LABOR and the COALITION are disingenuously wringing their hands over the recent revelations of the disgraceful standard of care currently being provided to our nation’s elderly. The truth is...Read More
Royal Commission into aged care announcedSeptember 17, 2018
Australia’s next Royal Commission will be into systemic abuse in our aged-care facilities. We have seen how the Royal Commission into the Financial Institution sector has revealed predatory lending...Read More
$3 million fraud racket at Villawood Detention CentreSeptember 16, 2018
Last week, a Villawood Detention Centre detainee was charged by police for running a $3 million fraud racket, whilst imprisoned.
The crime syndicate was headed by a 43 year old...Read More
Lower power costs, more jobs – Energy AnnouncementSeptember 11, 2018
Senator BURSTON (New South Wales) (16:31): I rise to speak in support of the matter of public importance raised by Senator Bernardi. I speak as Senate leader...Read More
Aged Care Crisis: Where is the dignity?September 11, 2018
Senator BURSTON (New South Wales) (18:04): I rise to speak on the Aged Care (Single Quality Framework) Reform Bill 2018. The recent debate on euthanasia in this...Read More
Is the Lib Wagga Wagga defeat just the start?September 10, 2018
Were you surprised that the Liberal Party was wiped out, in a humiliating defeat, at the Wagga Wagga by-election?
On Saturday, the people of Wagga Wagga sent a very clear...Read More
It’s time to curb immigration and ease population pressureSeptember 5, 2018
UNITED Australia Party Senate Leader, Brian Burston, has declared immigration and Australian population numbers a key issue in the lead up to the next federal election.
With Australia’s population now...Read More
Senator calls on NSW gov to sue 3M over PFASAugust 28, 2018
If 3M, a PFAS manufacturer has had to settle a lawsuit for $850 million for PFAS contamination, then why is our government not considering legal action also?
PFAS is the...Read More
Expanding the Cashless Debit Card TrialsAugust 28, 2018
Senator BURSTON (New South Wales) (10:37): My contribution will be brief today. I rise to speak on the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Cashless Debit Card Trial Expansion) Bill 2018....Read More
Supporting our VeteransAugust 21, 2018
Clive Palmer and QNI Resources have announced a two-part donation for the Patriots Australia Military Motorcycle Club Townsville Chapter, starting with a $5,000 contribution towards the club’s annual Townsville...Read More
Why I support the Company Tax CutsAugust 20, 2018
Senator BURSTON (New South Wales) (12:36): I rise today to speak on the government’s Treasury Laws Amendment (Enterprise Tax Plan No. 2) Bill 2017. This bill seeks to amend...Read More
Euthanasia laws must have strong safeguardsAugust 20, 2018
I support people’s right to Euthanasia, however the legislation must be carefully constructed, with strong safeguards, so as to not allow it to be misused.
It is true that I...Read More
MOTION: PFAS Voluntary BuybacksAugust 15, 2018
Both Liberal and Labor parties have in the past, voted against buybacks of property in the PFAS (Per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances) Contamination Red Zone, at Williamtown (NSW).
Through no fault...Read More
Senator Burston Calls For Increased Farmgate Milk PricesAugust 9, 2018
United Australia Party Senate Leader, Senator Brian Burston, has lodged a notice of motion in the Senate calling for an increase in milk prices of 20 cents per litre. All...Read More
UAP announce zonal tax policyAugust 8, 2018
Federal Leader of the United Australia Party, Clive Palmer, has announced a policy of zonal taxation to stimulate economic growth in rural areas.
Mr Palmer said regional communities were the...Read More
Barrier Reef charity gets $444 million grant – is something fishy?August 3, 2018
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been accused of making a ‘fishy’ deal after giving $444 million to a small Great Barrier Reef charity, even though no environmental officials were...Read More
More action needed for struggling farmers: Clive PalmerAugust 2, 2018
Federal leader of the United Australia Party, Clive Palmer, has called on all Australians to do more to help our struggling farmers.
“At this time of national crisis for our...Read More
Mainstream media further reports on toxic PFASAugust 1, 2018
Yesterday, information regarding the effects of toxic PFAS chemical exposure on people’s health, was reported once again in the media.
This time, information was released where Airservices Australia tested 150...Read More
NSW to receive $500m drought assistanceJuly 30, 2018
I welcome the $500 million drought relief package that has been announced today, by the NSW government. This brings the total Drought Assistance Package to $1.1 billion. Now, our...Read More
Aussie icon Dick Smith Foods, gone for goodJuly 26, 2018
It is a sad, sad demise when Australia’s highest performing business people are forced to close their doors, due to foreign-owned companies flooding our supermarkets and shelves with their...Read More
PFAS meeting brings out Labor hypocrisyJuly 25, 2018
We all know that Labor point the finger at the Liberals when in opposition and vice versa – it’s a never ending revolving door.
What Labor have failed to understand...Read More
Do the Greens have blood on their hands?July 19, 2018
It is devastating to watch the loss of life that we are now seeing from the worst drought to hit NSW in 100 years. Towns have now completely run...Read More
NSW Libs break ranks and follow our lead on PFAS compoJuly 18, 2018
As a Hunter-based Senator, I have personally met with residents that ‘live’ in the so-called PFAS contaminated red zone, around the Williamtown RAAF base, and I have listened to...Read More
Visas being offered in Hunter Valley land grabJuly 16, 2018
As a former Deputy Mayor on the Cessnock Shire Council, I am appalled to hear that a property developer, Jiang Xiao from Profit Palace Group, is claiming to offer...Read More
Report highway rock throwingJuly 16, 2018
My office has received numerous calls and emails from people who are very concerned about rocks being thrown at travelling cars and trucks. The impact of the smallest rock...Read More
Imported frozen food risks our health againJuly 10, 2018
Australians, once again, have had their health jeopardised by imported frozen food (from Europe), with reports surfacing that products could potentially be contaminated by the deadly LISTERIA bacteria. The...Read More
A United kick puts Agriculture Minister into swift actionJuly 9, 2018
New South Wales is facing it’s toughest drought in 110 years and last week, I called out the failings of The Nationals, a party we have realised are just...Read More
NSW faces toughest drought in 110 yearsJuly 6, 2018
Regional NSW is experiencing its worst drought in 110 years, with farmers now being forced to sell their breeding stock, just to survive. This is a serious concern as...Read More
Senate forces Murray Darling Basin information to surfaceJune 28, 2018
The Murray Darling Basin Plan provides a way to protect and enhance the environment of our inland river systems, by working with farmers and regional communities to ensure the...Read More
Water Amendment Bill Senate SpeechJune 26, 2018
Senator BURSTON (New South Wales) (13:52): I rise to speak on the Water Amendment Bill 2018. This bill allows a previously disallowed northern basin instrument to be returned without...Read More
United Australia Party delivers $144 billion in tax cuts for all AustraliansJune 21, 2018
The United Australia Party (UAP) has delivered $144 billion in tax cuts for all Australians with Senate leader Brian Burston voting in favour of the Government’s plan today.
Senator Burston...Read More
Senator Brian Burston announces resignation from Pauline Hanson’s One Nation partyJune 14, 2018
Senator Brian Burston announces resignation from Pauline Hanson’s One Nation party Senator Burston has announced today that he is resigning from Pauline Hanson’s One Nation (PHON) Party.
“It is with...Read More
Heavy vehicle road safetyMay 16, 2018
Yesterday i met with Robert Ireland an owner operator of Ireland Bulk Haulage to discuss the number of deaths on our road involving heavy vehicles. He raised his concerns...Read More
BUDGET – PFAS contamination, NSW infrastructureMay 9, 2018
Senator Brian Burston-Senator for NSW
9 May 2018
Senator Burston is disappointed with the federal government’s budget particularly regarding the PFAS contamination.
Albany – ANZAC DAY 2018April 22, 2018
Over the last week, Senator Peter Georgiou, WA One Nation leader Colin Tincknell and I travelled to Albany to mark the centenary of the end of the Great War...Read More
An Interview with Senator Brian BurstonApril 20, 2018
Brian is a passionate Australian who cares deeply for Australian traditions and the safety of this great nation of ours.Read More
SPEECH: Defence Facilities – Chemical ContaminationFebruary 12, 2018
Senator BURSTON (New South Wales) (15:47): I rise today to discuss the need to remediate water supplies contaminated by the long-term use of firefighting foams containing perfluorinated chemicals, PFAS,...Read More
Rod Moore to walk 3km on bed of Lake MacquarieOctober 6, 2017
WHEN Rod Moore walked 3km across the bottom of Lake Macquarie to raise money for charity in 1987, his biggest concerns were decompression complications, deep mud on the lake...Read More
Greens, One Nation motion for buybacks in Williamtown red zone defeated in the SenateSeptember 7, 2017
A MOTION for the Turnbull government to begin the process of a voluntary buyout in Williamtown’s ‘red zone’ is dead in the water, after it was blocked in the Senate...Read More
Hunter One Nation Senator Brian Burston defends parliamentary burqa stuntAugust 19, 2017
HUNTER Senator Brian Burston has defended his part in One Nation leader Pauline Hanson’s parliamentary burqa stunt on Thursday, saying: “I could have been involved in a terrorist plot...Read More
Media law reform hit by anti-vax commentsAugust 17, 2017
The Federal Government’s media law reform passage looks set to win the numbers in the Senate, despite a last-minute fight over anti-vaccination campaigners threatening to derail the...Read More
ABC to face inquiry and be forced to disclose staff salaries under One Nation media reform dealAugust 15, 2017
Big-name stars such as Tony Jones and Leigh Sales would have their salaries revealed to the public and the ABC may be restricted from competing with commercial rivals under a...Read More
Hunter One Nation MP turns union campaign attack on to major partiesAugust 2, 2017
HUNTER One Nation Senator Brian Burston has dismissed a targeted union attack against him over apprenticeships as “Labor politics”, and warned of Senate disruption if the federal government does not...Read More
Cabbage Tree Road cancer figures ‘mind-boggling’July 10, 2017
ONE NATION senator Brian Burston has warned he will consider withdrawing support for some of the federal government’s budget measures in the Senate, unless it moves to urgently fund...Read More
Network Ten Redundancies: “There’ll Be A Rush For The Exits”June 16, 2017
“Politicians have been warned of the dire consequences if media laws aren’t changed, and yesterday those predictions were proven correct. It’s now more important than ever that you make...Read More
One Nation’s Brian Burston threatens budget bills unless ABC funds are slashedMay 31, 2017
ONE Nation has declared that it will oppose almost all Coalition bills unless it slashes funding to the ABC.
The Australian reports One Nation party whip Brian Burston as saying...Read More
Senators shown inland rail alternativeMay 11, 2017
One Nation leader Pauline Hanson is expected to question the Federal Government’s plans to have an inland rail freight network bypass some of the largest food producing areas in...Read More