Parliamentary speeches

Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Amendment (Sport Integrity Australia) Bill 2019 - Third R...

December 04, 2019

I'm pleased to make a contribution in support of the third reading of the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Amendment (Sport Integrity Australia) Bill 2019. Again, I make it clear that Labor is supportive of the passage of the bill through the House.

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Sikh community

December 02, 2019

I'm very proud to have the opportunity to rise very briefly to make some remarks in support of this very important motion. I want to acknowledge and congratulate my friend the member for McEwen for bringing this before the chamber.

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Urban Congestion Fund

December 02, 2019

Just over 18 months ago the Morrison government—or it might have still been the Turnbull government then; it's easy to forget, isn't it?—announced the Urban Congestion Fund with great fanfare. And what's happened since?

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Social Services Legislation Amendment (Payment Integrity) Bill 2019 - Second Reading

December 02, 2019

I rise to speak on the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Payment Integrity) Bill 2019, to join my Labor colleagues in opposing this bill and supporting the amendment moved by the member for Barton. I was very pleased to be here...

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Loneliness - 2 December

December 02, 2019

What if there was a condition that was more deadly than obesity and more lethal than smoking 15 cigarettes a day? What if the same condition has a greater risk of death than alcohol consumption and lack of exercise?

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Sikh community and Diwali

October 24, 2019

Like many members of parliament and senators, this week I joined in two very, very significant celebrations. It's also significant that these celebrations were held in this place, Australia's parliament. I refer of course to the 550th anniversary of the birth of the Guru Nanak and the celebration of the beginning of Diwali.

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A FAIR GO FOR AUSTRALIA