Speeches

Constituency Statement - Abalone Divers

I thank the (Deputy) Speaker and others seated here today.   (Deputy Speaker), I would like to take this opportunity to share the concerns of a local worker in my electorate.   A few weeks...

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Federation Chamber - PRIVATE MEMBERS' BUSINESS - Taxation: Distillers

I thank the previous speaker for his contribution and I thank the member for Clark for bringing this motion on. I am the co-chair of the Parliamentary Friends of Australian Spirits, so I am here...

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Matters of Public Importance - JobKeeper Payments

Before I start, I will give a brief history lesson. It was Labor who suggested to the government that it introduce a wage subsidy, way back in March last year, when the government failed to...

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Online Safety Bill 2021, Online Safety (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Bill 2021 - Second Reading

  I am pleased to have the opportunity to speak on the Online Safety Bill 2021 and the Online Safety (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Bill 2021. Members may recall that in...

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Constituency Statement - RFDS & TOOA Truck Run

One of the great pleasures of my electorate is the sheer number of events. On Sunday was the Rural Flying Doctor Service and the Truck Owners and Operators Association truck run, which...

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National Consumer Credit Protection Amendment (Supporting Economic Recovery) Bill 2020 - Second Reading

I thank the member for Burt for his insightful contribution. I am pleased to have the opportunity to put on record my concerns about this bill, the National Consumer Credit Protection Amendment...

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Mitchell: We must support the Australian spirits industry

As some of you may know, I, along with Senator Perin Davey, am the co-chair of the Parliamentary Friends of Australian Spirits. In the first sitting week of the year, we here at Parliament House...

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International Holocaust Remembrance Day

I thank the member for Berowra for moving this important motion, and I join him and other speakers in acknowledging the important of International Holocaust Remembrance Day and honouring the memory...

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Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia's Jobs and Economic Recovery) Bill 2020 - Second Reading

I rise to speak on the Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia's Jobs and Economic Recovery) Bill 2020. In 2020, the workers of this nation—cleaners, nurses, aged-care and disability workers,...

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Mitchell: Recognising the Tasmanian Land Conservancy

During the Morrison government's continued failure to maintain and improve our nation's environmental protection laws, there are organisations that are still trying to do their best to protect our...

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