Parliamentary speeches

Electoral Legislation Amendment (Modernisation and Other Measures) Bill

February 12, 2019

It's always a pleasure to follow my friend the member for Rankin, particularly when it's on legislation such as this bill, which goes beyond the individual issues that we debate in this place to the wider questions of how we safeguard the operation of and confidence in our democracy.

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JSCEM report on the 2016 election

December 05, 2018

I'm very pleased to be able to make a few short remarks to advise the House of the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral MattersĀ Report on the conduct of the 2016 federal election and matters related thereto.

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Loneliness

December 04, 2018

One in four Australians experience loneliness, and this doesn't discriminate. Loneliness affects all age groups and genders equally. These are the headline findings of theĀ Australian loneliness report, which was released last month.

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Fair Work Amendment (Family and Domestic Violence Leave) Bill 2018

November 29, 2018

I'm very pleased to have the opportunity to make a contribution to the debate on this very important bill, which deals with some issues of fundamental importance. It's been a pleasure to have been in the chamber to hear the contribution of the member for Fowler...

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Higher Education Support Amendment (VET FEE-HELP Student Protection) Bill

November 28, 2018

I rise to make a contribution to the debate on the Higher Education Support Amendment (VET FEE-HELP Student Protection) Bill 2018. This bill will provide much needed redress for students who have taken on VET FEE-HELP debts from unscrupulous providers.

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MPI - Federal Government cuts to schools, health and infrastructure in Victoria

November 27, 2018

Yesterday, the Prime Minister compared himself to Daniel Andrews. Let's be clear: the Prime Minister could not be more wrong in making this comparison, and this MPI makes clear exactly why.

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A FAIR GO FOR AUSTRALIA