Parliamentary speeches

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

July 23, 2019

I rise to speak on the Migration Amendment (Repairing Medical Transfers) Bill 2019. This bill seeks to repeal the medevac legislation that was passed by the parliament in February this year.

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Vale Bob Hawke

July 03, 2019

I'm very pleased to be able to make a very short contribution to this very important motion. All of us here in Australia in 2019 walk in Bob Hawke's shadow—especially those of us who are part of the Labor family and everyone who sees our country's story as written by its enlargers.

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Christchurch attacks

April 03, 2019

I'm very pleased to have the opportunity to say a few words in the debate on this important motion moved by our Prime Minister. I join in the spirit, which has been expressed consistently in this debate, of unequivocal condemnation of an appalling act of terror in Christchurch...

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A FAIR GO FOR AUSTRALIA