Speeches

Telecommunications Amendment (Infrastructure in New Developments) Bill 2020

I'm pleased to speak on the Telecommunications Amendment (Infrastructure in New Developments) Bill 2020. The purpose of this bill is to address the lack of enforcement tools and penalties when...

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National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Amendment (Technical Amendments) Bill 2020

The National Redress Scheme was created in response to recommendations by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. The royal commission listened to thousands of...

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Agriculture and Water Resources Committee - Report

As Deputy Chair of the House Standing Committee on Agriculture and Water Resources I'm very pleased to have the opportunity to speak to this report—Growing Australia: inquiry into growing...

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Export Control Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2020

Mr BRIAN Mitchell: Thank you, Mr Deputy Speaker Zimmerman. The Export Control Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2020 is a pretty technical bill. Members can read the details at their leisure,...

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Aged Care Legislation Amendment (Serious Incident Response Scheme and Other Measures) Bill 2020

The safety of older Australians has never been more critical than in the past year or so, with the revelations of shocking abuse and neglect, as outlined by the shadow minister. Australians know we...

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Adjournment - Final Speech of 2020

  I had planned for this speech, the second last that this House will hear for the year, to be full of Christmas cheer and bonhomie, but a number would not leave my head. That number is 64—64...

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Brian Calls Out Corruption

Mr BRIAN MITCHELL: It gives me great pleasure—no, actually it doesn't give me great pleasure—to stand here and speak to this MPI. This MPI goes to this government's failures, and it gives me no...

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Local Legend - Geoff Jackson 'Jacko'

In many communities there are individuals whose go over and above the normal because they love doing what they do. I would like to take a moment to congratulate a great man and champion of the...

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Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2020

I rise today to speak on the Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Extension of Coronavirus Support) Bill 2020. It is a very lengthy name for a bill that does some pretty simple things,...

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Scouting and Guiding Movement

As a former cub scout and army cadet for a short time––scouts have been around for more than 100 years. The movement was first founded in the UK in 1907 by Lord Baden-Powell. Since then scouting...

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