Speeches

JobKeeper

Yesterday the House passed the JobKeeper extension measure, which of course Labor supports, and now it's on its way to the Senate. I put out a JobKeeper survey to businesses in my electorate. One...

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Freezing Superannuation

 There we have it. If we need any illustration of where the Liberal Party stands on superannuation, that speech tells us. They are not the party of superannuation. They want to condemn Australian...

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Tasmanian Whisky Week

Earlier this month we marked Tasmanian Whisky Week, celebrating the achievements and craft of Tasmanian distillers. Tasmanian Whisky Week offers an excellent excuse to treat yourself to a nip or...

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Transcript: Teddy Sheean Motion

The matter of whether Teddy Sheean deserves the Victoria Cross is settled. The 2019 report of the Defence Honours and Awards Appeals Tribunal outlines in comprehensive and compelling detail why...

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Vocational Education and Training

I rise to speak on this motion by the member for Braddon, a motion which includes a list of boastful figures which self-congratulate the coalition government on its record in the vocational...

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Water security and regional telecommunications critical says Infrastructure Australia

Today's release of the annual Infrastructure Priority List from Infrastructure Australia confirms that Tasmanian infrastructure is stuck in the slow lane. IA has again declared that the business...

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Julian Assange

It is good to see a fellow regional MP in the chair! I am no fan of Julian Assange. My position on Assange and the charge that he faces has been, like most others in this House, that he deserves...

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Racism in Lyons, Congratulations Westerway

For the past few weeks a house in my electorate has been flying banners from its windows sporting the Nazi swastika. Neighbours are understandably outraged and have called on the landlord, the...

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Assistance for Famers

Mr BRIAN MITCHELL (Lyons) (18:43): I rise to add my support to this Farm Household Support Amendment (Relief Measures) Bill (No. 1) 2020, one of a series of bills we have seen introduced to the...

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Australia Day Honours

Mr BRIAN MITCHELL (Lyons) (13:29): Today I recognise five men and women from my electorate who were honoured with Order of Australia medals in the Australia Day honours list. Colin Howlett, a...

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