Speeches

Vocational Education and Training

I rise to speak on this motion by the member for Braddon, a motion which includes a list of boastful figures which self-congratulate the coalition government on its record in the vocational...

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Water security and regional telecommunications critical says Infrastructure Australia

Today's release of the annual Infrastructure Priority List from Infrastructure Australia confirms that Tasmanian infrastructure is stuck in the slow lane. IA has again declared that the business...

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Julian Assange

It is good to see a fellow regional MP in the chair! I am no fan of Julian Assange. My position on Assange and the charge that he faces has been, like most others in this House, that he deserves...

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Racism in Lyons, Congratulations Westerway

For the past few weeks a house in my electorate has been flying banners from its windows sporting the Nazi swastika. Neighbours are understandably outraged and have called on the landlord, the...

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Assistance for Famers

Mr BRIAN MITCHELL (Lyons) (18:43): I rise to add my support to this Farm Household Support Amendment (Relief Measures) Bill (No. 1) 2020, one of a series of bills we have seen introduced to the...

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Australia Day Honours

Mr BRIAN MITCHELL (Lyons) (13:29): Today I recognise five men and women from my electorate who were honoured with Order of Australia medals in the Australia Day honours list. Colin Howlett, a...

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National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Amendment

Mr BRIAN MITCHELL (Lyons) (10:46): I stand to support the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Amendment Bill 2019 and the amendment moved by the shadow assistant minister. Labor is...

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Better Regional Broadband

Mr BRIAN MITCHELL (Lyons) (12:20): I rise to speak on the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer) Bill 2019 and cognate bill, and the shadow minister's amendment. A...

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Australian Bushfires

Mr BRIAN MITCHELL (Lyons) (12:09): It gives me no great pleasure, of course, to be here speaking on this condolence motion, but it gives me a great deal of pride. The bushfires have taken a...

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