Since being elected to Parliament almost 6 years ago, Singh has worked with Julia Gillard to help eradicate the Howard Gov. WorkChoice laws.
For her first speech in senate, Singh said her experience as a minister had made her deeply concerned about the suffering of workers riddled with asbestos-related ailments.
Singh stated that Tasmania has had a dark history of asbestos.In the days of Goliath Cement, where hundreds of workers were eventually afflicted with deadly asbestos related diseases.
Singh has continued to fight for asbestos poisoned victims and has even established the Asbestos Free Tasmania Foundation, where she serves as chief executive.
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