Speeches

Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Student Assistance and Other Measures) Bill 2021; Second Reading - 12 May 2021

It gives me great pleasure to stand here, having seconded the amendment by the shadow minister. Members can rest assured that we are speaking in support of the Social Services and Other Legislation...

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Private Members' Business - Regional Australia

I stand to support the motion moved by the member for Indi. Before I get into the substance of it, I just want to come to the point that the member for Flynn raised about the Building Better...

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Adjournment Debate - Tasmania: Housing Affordability

Tasmania is in the midst of a full-blown housing affordability and access crisis. We know what the problem is: a chronic lack of supply. Under Liberal governments in Tasmania, and here in Canberra,...

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Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2020-2021, Appropriation Bill (No. 4) 2020-2021 - Second Reading

With the previous speaker, the member for Dawson, I can see Donald Trump has emerged in Australia! I would like to start with a little history. It's 10 years to the day that there was an infamous,...

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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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Resolutions of the Senate - Consideration of Senate Message

I don't intend to detain the House for too long, I just want to add my voice to this very important motion that I support a royal commission into veteran suicides. I want to be able to look the...

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Statements by Members - COVID-19: Vaccination

This morning Tasmanians woke up to learn 36 clinics had been announced to roll out the vaccine from next Monday—36. There are five seats in Tasmania. Divide that and you get just over seven clinics...

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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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