Parliamentary speeches

Jenny Macklin

February 21, 2019

Yesterday a Labor legend and a giant of Australian politics and policymaking spoke in thisplace for the last time. So I rise this evening to pay tribute to my friend the member for Jagajaga...

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MPI - Education

February 21, 2019

What a revealing debate this has been, which demonstrates the clear contrast betweenthe opposition and the government in this most critical of policy areas. The Deputy Leader of the Opposition...

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On Hakeem, and unfinished business

February 20, 2019

Last week was a good week in this place in that we welcomed home Hakeem al-Araibi, a constituent of mine who had spent nearly 80 days in jail in Thailand when he should have been enjoying his honeymoon.

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Loneliness - private member's motion

February 18, 2019

This parliament has been too slow to recognise loneliness as what it is: a national crisis requiring a national response. That so many Australians of all backgrounds and in all circumstances feel lonely is something we should care about.

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TEQSA Amendment Bill - second reading speech

February 13, 2019

I rise to make a contribution to the debate on the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Amendment Bill 2018. This bill proposes a range of minor and technical changes to the operation of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency, TEQSA.

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Vale Barney Cooney

February 13, 2019

It was my very great pleasure to have known Barney Cooney almost all my adult life, and it is a privilege to be able to say a few words in tribute to him and to commemorate him in this place, in a building that he loved and contributed so much to.

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WE'LL PUT PEOPLE FIRST