Parliamentary speeches

Electoral Legislation Amendment (Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform) Bill 2018

November 27, 2018

The Electoral Legislation Amendment (Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform) Bill 2018 is about restoring trust and integrity to our political processes. That isn't all about the contents of this bill or, indeed, any piece of legislation.

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Congratulating the re-elected Andrews Labor Government

November 26, 2018

I rise today as a particularly proud Victorian and I take this opportunity in this place to congratulate the Daniel Andrews Labor government on an emphatic re-election at the Victorian state election on Saturday.

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Seniors Forum and Morning Tea

November 26, 2018

Like most of us, I'm very fortunate to have very active seniors groups in the Scullin electorate. On Thursday I brought a number of them together in a seniors forum. This is something I've been doing regularly so that I can get the benefit of their wisdom and share some learnings.

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CEO remuneration and income inequality

November 26, 2018

I'm very pleased to join my friend the member for Batman in supporting this very important motion on CEO remuneration, which touches on wider issues of inequality: inequalities of income, inequalities of wealth and inequalities of power.

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National Apology to Victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse

October 24, 2018

This is an important debate on this motion, and I'm very pleased to support it. It's a debate about recognition. It's about justice, it's about responsibility, it's about healing and it's also about trust, accountability and power.

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On the economy

October 22, 2018

I'm very pleased to have the opportunity to contribute to this important debate. I'm particularly pleased that it was the member for Chisholm who put this debate on the Notice Paper. In considering my remarks, I'll go back to the very start of hers...

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WE'LL PUT PEOPLE FIRST