Speeches

Adjournment Debate - Healthcare: Ms Louise Whelan

I rise tonight to share the trials of a constituent in my electorate. Louise Whelan is 65 years old. She lives alone in a lakeside shack in Interlaken, a town in the Central Highlands, about two...

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Statements by Members - COVID-19: Vaccination

The Morrison government's failure to secure vaccines is the country's most pressing issue as tragic lockdowns on the mainland attest. But the vaccines will come, so the next challenge is to get...

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Motions - Quarantine Facility in Victoria - Approval of Work

The government had two jobs this year: to get the vaccination rollout sorted out, and to get hotel quarantine out of the picture and get a national quarantine program in place. They have failed at...

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Statements by Members - Lyons Electorate: Queen's Birthday Honours

I rise to commend and congratulate two members of my electorate named in the Queen's Birthday Honours List. First, I'd like to congratulate Mr Noel Beven AM of Campania. Noel was recognised for...

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Statements by Member - Tasmania: Prisons

I stand because the Tasmanian government is about to start drilling the Westbury prison site, and there are great concerns in the community about this. We've just had heavy rain in Tasmania; we're...

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Treasury Laws Amendment (2021 Measures No. 4) Bill 2021

I'm pleased to have the opportunity to speak on the Treasury Laws Amendment (2021 Measures No. 4) Bill 2021. This bill contains several Treasury measures. I won't go into the detail of each, but I...

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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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