Speeches

Private Members' Business - Telecommunications

I thank the member for Mayo for raising this important issue of regional communications. Before I get to the body of my speech, I want to make a short comment on the contribution made by the...

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Motions - Infrastructure

I thank the member for Lalor for bringing forward this very important motion. The member has perfectly summarised what we know all too well about this very tired Liberal government. They simply...

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Adjournment Debate - Lyons Electorate: Roads

Last week, I met with a group of local residents at Mount Seymour, in the Southern Midlands in my electorate. They were meeting on the Tunnack Road to voice their concerns over the unsafe and...

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Matters of Public Importance - Climate Change

The rhetoric from government members has changed markedly over the past eight years, and that contribution from the member for Higgins just goes to show that if we had been having this sort of...

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Offshore Electricity Infrastructure Bill 2021, Offshore Electricity Infrastructure (Regulatory Levies) Bill 2021, Offshore Electricity Infrastructure (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2021 - Second Reading

It sure is a nice change to see this government come to the table on renewable energy, but isn't the timing just perfect? It is just days out from Glasgow, and we are seeing this government do what...

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Statements by Members - Building Better Regions Fund

Every member here is happy when money is spent in their electorate, but every member here has a duty to ensure that money is spent wisely and with the best interests of the community at heart. What...

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Aged Care and Other Legislation Amendment (Royal Commission Response No. 2) Bill 2021 - Second Reading

Many times I have stood in this place to speak about aged care in this country. Once again, the message is the same: the government cannot be trusted to fix aged care. Labor supports action to fix...

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Constituency Statement - Mental Health

I'd like to give voice to a young woman from my electorate and her vision for Australia in 20 years' time. Brighton teenager, Maighn Johnson, writes: 'My first experience in Australia's mental...

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Constituency Statement - Tasmanian Lockdown

I want to now speak on the COVID-positive man who entered Tasmania from the mainland without approval, who escaped hotel quarantine and who sparked a three-day lockdown in the south of the state....

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Matters of Public Importance - Agriculture

The federal government has failed Australian agriculture on a number of fronts over its eight long years. Just overnight we were reminded of one of those failures, the biosecurity failure of the...

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