Parliamentary speeches

Turkish community in Scullin

September 20, 2018

I was very pleased on Saturday to join in a very significant celebration of those great anniversaries and to think about what a difference that migration story has made to Melbourne, particularly to the northern suburbs. The occasion, at Epping, brought together community members...

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Olivia Newton-John Wellness Walk

September 20, 2018

On the weekend I had the opportunity to support the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre at its annual wellness walk at La Trobe University. This centre does extraordinary work. I know that all of my constituents, and people right across Melbourne's north...

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Building up & moving out: report of the Infrastructure, Transport and Cities Committee

September 18, 2018

This is a very important report. It deserves close reading and proper debate in this place and in the community. More than that, it deserves a serious response from government. Whatever the government does, Labor will give this report, the work that underpins it and its recommendations their due consideration...

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Scullin Volunteer Awards 2018

September 13, 2018

I rise to acknowledge the extraordinary contribution made by volunteers in the Scullin electorate and, in this place, to say thank you to all of them for their contribution. On 29 August, it was my privilege to host this year's Scullin Volunteer Awards...

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Vale Mary Day

September 10, 2018

On Friday, at a place she loved in Melbourne, Mary Day's family, friends and comrades gathered to say farewell and to remember her. Mary knew and loved this place too. She made a huge contribution to its best work.

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Intergenerational Welfare Dependence

August 21, 2018

I am pleased to be able to make some brief remarks on this interim report of the Select Committee on Intergenerational Welfare Dependence, although I must say at the outset that the debate that is generated by this interim report on the select committee's work, such as it is, completely misses the point.

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WE'LL PUT PEOPLE FIRST