Opinion pieces, speeches & transcripts

National Growth Areas Alliance Annual Congress 2019

November 11, 2019

It’s wonderful to join you here in Perth on Remembrance Day, and to carry on a conversation I’ve been having with the NGAA ever since I was first elected. It means a lot to me that this organisation is based in the City of Whittlesea in Scullin – my own electorate – and that my great mate – Councillor Sam Alessi was your first spokesperson.

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Transcript: ABC News Breakfast Saturday 26 Oct

October 26, 2019

There are very serious issues that go to potential breaches of the New South Wales Crimes Act and it's not us who raised this issue it was the Prime Minister who put very clearly the onus on all of us to act in accordance with the law. Now the letter that Angus Taylor sent yesterday vindicates Labor's decision...

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Finding New Ways Of Measuring Diversity

October 10, 2019

Happy 40th Birthday to FECCA. When we talk about how immigration has shaped and is shaping Australia, we must speak of both statistics and stories.

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Transcript: ABC Radio Hobart

October 10, 2019

...this could mean that 2,000 Australians, including about 100 people in Hobart would lose their jobs. These are really hard-working public servants who do important work and take great pride in it. They take their job very seriously, because it goes to really fundamental questions of who comes to Australia and what conditions we place on them coming here.

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Transcript: Hobart doorstop 10 Oct 2019

October 10, 2019

I've been here attending the FECCA conference just behind us, which has been a great gathering of five hundred multicultural leaders coming together in Hobart to talk about issues of concern and also opportunities. One of things people are concerned about and we are too...

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Transcript: Launceston doorstop

October 09, 2019

...we need a government that is prepared to support this woman, prepared to take modern Australia seriously and give people a pathway to citizenship who want it and deserve it. What is worse than this is this situation is compounded by the fact that there is an expected announcement later this month to privatise...

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A FAIR GO FOR AUSTRALIA