Opinion pieces, speeches & transcripts

Transcript: ABC News Breakfast 18 September 2021

September 18, 2021

We need to hear a lot more from the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Payne about this, the reaction of France is something we have to take very, very seriously. France is not only a long-standing ally, but it is a very significant partner in the Pacific. Indonesia of course is our nearest neighbour and an absolutely vital partner. So we do need to understand, while of course Labor welcomes the strategic opportunities of this expanded partne...

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Transcript: Doorstop interview 25 August

August 25, 2021

From here in Parliament today, my thoughts are with the people of my hometown in Melbourne, dealing with that anxious wait for the daily case numbers and all the other numbers that shape the progress of the day and the prospects for the future. I know that these people, particularly those in the northern suburbs, who send me here to speak on their behalf, are also anxious for leadership.

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Transcript: Doorstop interview 25 August (1)

August 25, 2021

From here in Parliament today, my thoughts are with the people of my hometown in Melbourne, dealing with that anxious wait for the daily case numbers and all the other numbers that shape the progress of the day and the prospects for the future.

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Transcript: Doorstop interview 6 August

August 06, 2021

Catherine has set out so clearly that there is something very, very rotten at the very centre of the Morrison Government and there are $660m million reasons why the Prime Minister must come clean. Anyone who saw his train wreck of a performance yesterday would see firstly that he's very, very uncomfortable talking about his responsibility for car park rorts and that there are many questions that he needs to answer.

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Transcript: Doorstop interview 4 August

August 04, 2021

This morning we saw Alan Tudge run away from questions, well Minister Tudge can run, but he can't hide from accountability. Today was the first day in eight weeks that Minister Tudge, now the education minister fronted the media to answer questions, although he wasn't very keen to answer questions.

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Address to the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council

July 27, 2021

The sustainability of cities matters so much more than the attention it is currently being given. By 2050, it is expected that two thirds of the world’s population will live in urban areas. In Australia, it’s projected that by then, 91 percent of our population will live in urban areas.

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