Speeches

Statements by Members - Tasmanian Government on East Coast

The residents of East Coast Tasmania have been severely impacted by the ongoing closure of the Tasman Highway, which is now in its third week. Last Friday, I drove from the airport to Orford and...

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Biosecurity Amendment (Strengthening Penalties) Bill 2021

I stand to speak to the Biosecurity Amendment (Strengthening Penalties) Bill 2021 and the shadow minister's amendment. Labor recognises the immense value of strong and reliable biosecurity for...

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Matters of Public Importance - Health Care

The Liberals last week launched the biggest attack on Medicare in decades. While the nation has been focused on the government's vaccine rollout failures and quarantine failures, the Liberals have...

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Statements by Members - Lyons Electorate: Bicentenary Celebrations

This year is of special significance to many towns in my electorate. Perth in Tasmania might be a little smaller than WA's, but our terrific town, along with several others throughout the northern...

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Private Members' Business - Economy: Wages Growth

I thank the member for Corangamite for bringing this motion forward. This motion is clear. It concisely outlines matters on the public record about the Morrison government's incompetent...

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Statements by Members - Regional Services, Lyons Electorate: Infrastructure

The big banks are failing regional Australia. They are nailing shut their branches across the regions. The town of St Marys in my electorate is losing its Commonwealth Bank branch and ATM in...

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Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 1) 2021-2022 - Second Reading

I stand before you today to deliver a simple truth, laid bare by this federal budget, and that is that [the Prime Minister] cannot be trusted to look after the best interests of Tasmanians. Time...

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Constituency Statements - Abalone Divers

I'd like to take this opportunity to share the concerns of a local worker in my electorate. A few weeks back, I spoke with an abalone diver who told me he was struggling, and he told me it was not...

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Private Members' Business - Energy

I'm pleased to have this opportunity to speak to the motion moved by the member for Bass, because, personally, I find it a bit rich that the Morrison government is congratulating itself on its...

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Private Members' Business - Housing

I thank the member for Macnamara for moving this very important motion and for the opportunity to add my voice to this pressing issue. Is it really too much to ask that every Australian have a home...

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