Speeches

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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Statements by Members - Tasmania: Aviation Workers

Two weeks ago, I stood in this place to report that 38 aviation workers in Tasmania had been stood down due to mainland lockdowns and cancelled flights. Today, I sadly report to the House that...

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Motions - Aged Care

I'd like to thank the member for Indi for bringing forward this motion regarding aged care. Once again, we're seeing a government that's big on announcements but that fails on delivery. We are...

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Statements by Members - Tasmania: Aviation

Thirty-eight aviation workers have been stood down without pay at Launceston and Hobart airports because flights have collapsed due to the lockdowns on the mainland—lockdowns that are a direct...

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