Parliamentary speeches

Visa privatisation

August 01, 2019

We see revelations in The Australian newspaper that the Minister for Home Affairs is getting ready to privatise Australia's visa system, potentially selling it off to someone who has donated thousands of dollars to the Liberal Party.

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Matter of Public Importance - infrastructure

July 30, 2019

It's always a pleasure to follow Minister Tudge! On this occasion, as on many others, I've got to give him full marks for enthusiasm, but we cannot give him a pass for content.

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Infrastructure in the national interest

July 29, 2019

Three terms in, the coalition government can't lock at infrastructure through the prism of the national interest. Everything they say and everything they do about infrastructure is about the cheapest of politics.

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Diverse voices in our politics

July 29, 2019

I rise to talk about extraordinary young women who I have the very great pleasure of representing in this place. Their names are Ola and Zahara. They're sisters. They are both still at school. They come from refugee backgrounds.

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Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Ensuring Integrity) Bill 2019 - Second Reading Sp...

July 29, 2019

I rise to speak on the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Ensuring Integrity) Bill 2019 and to oppose it, alongside all my Labor colleagues.

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Migration Amendment (Repairing Medical Transfers) Bill 2019 - Third Reading speech

July 25, 2019

I am very proud to stand in this House in support of the medevac process, which is working. I am very proud to stand here with all of my Labor colleagues and our friends on the crossbench in defence of Australian values of humanity, of looking after people in need in our care.

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A FAIR GO FOR AUSTRALIA