Parliamentary speeches

Lalor Men's Shed and Whittlesea U3A

February 24, 2020

I rise to mention in this place two wonderful community organisations in my electorate of Scullin and these are the Lalor Men's Shed and the Whittlesea U3A, an organisation that you would be familiar with, Deputy Speaker Mitchell, member for McEwen. I had the great pleasure of visiting them...

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Migration Amendment (Regulation of Migration Agents) Bill 2019

February 12, 2020

I rise to speak on the Migration Amendment (Regulation of Migration Agents) Bill 2019 and the Migration Agents Registration Application Charge Amendment (Rates of Charge) Bill 2019. Labor will not oppose the passage of these bills in this House, although I will be putting before the House...

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Challenging racism

February 05, 2020

In recent days, I have attended many events marking Chinese new year and I take this opportunity in this place to wish everyone all the prosperity, wisdom and good health that the Year of the Rat should bring. But, of course, this has been a very, very difficult time for the Chinese-Australian community.

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Australian bushfires

February 05, 2020

I join the Prime Minister, the Leader of the Labor Party and so many parliamentary colleagues in speaking to this motion of condolence. It is important and it was the right thing that the first the day of parliament be set aside to this place responding to an extraordinary, terrible and unprecedented summer.

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Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Amendment (Sport Integrity Australia) Bill 2019 - Third R...

December 04, 2019

I'm pleased to make a contribution in support of the third reading of the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Amendment (Sport Integrity Australia) Bill 2019. Again, I make it clear that Labor is supportive of the passage of the bill through the House.

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Sikh community

December 02, 2019

I'm very proud to have the opportunity to rise very briefly to make some remarks in support of this very important motion. I want to acknowledge and congratulate my friend the member for McEwen for bringing this before the chamber.

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