Parliamentary speeches

Multiculturalism & Aurora Community Association

September 10, 2019

It was a great honour to have been appointed as Labor's spokesperson for multicultural affairs by the Leader of the Opposition following the election. In the present circumstances, it is also a great responsibility to stand up for multicultural communities and for diversity and inclusion around Australia.

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Sydney Metro West project

September 09, 2019

It is my great pleasure to join my colleagues the member for Parramatta, the member for Chifley and the member for Macarthur in raising and responding to this very important motion. It has been my pleasure to listen to their contributions...

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Customs Amendment (Immediate Destruction of Illicit Tobacco) Bill 2019 - Second Reading speech

September 09, 2019

I rise to make a brief contribution to debate on the Customs Amendment (Immediate Destruction of Illicit Tobacco) Bill 2019, in support of the legislation but more particularly in support of the amendment moved by my colleague the Deputy Leader of the Opposition.

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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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A FAIR GO FOR AUSTRALIA