Opinion pieces, speeches & transcripts

Doorstop interview: Launch of Labor Multicultural Engagement Taskforce

December 11, 2019

We're here today to launch Labor's Multicultural Engagement Taskforce. And this is an important occasion. It shows that we recognise in the Australian Labor Party, that we are the party of modern multicultural Australia. And that our multiculturalism is something that we should be proud of, but that we can't take it for granted.

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Doorstop interview 5 December

December 05, 2019

Yesterday was a sad day, a sad day for our democracy and a terrible day for vulnerable people in our care who are going to be denied the medical care they need.

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Doorstop interview 26 November

November 26, 2019

A few weeks ago, Labor the Greens and Independents in the House of Representatives did everything we could to save Medevac. Today, the Senate has the opportunity to do just that, to do what we were unable to do in the House of Representatives.

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Shaping Our Future Cities

November 21, 2019

Thank you for the opportunity to speak with you today in Parramatta – Sydney’s second CBD - as Labor’s Shadow Minister for Cities and Urban Infrastructure. I’m very conscious that I follow in the footsteps of the Labor Leader, Anthony Albanese, in this critically important portfolio.

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We have to learn the lessons of the last election, and turn our focus to the next one

November 18, 2019

The election review conducted for Labor by Jay Weatherill and Craig Emerson is hard to read for anyone involved in the ALP. As it should be. We have to face the facts which led us to lose May’s election before we can face the future.

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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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