Parliamentary speeches

Urban policy

June 05, 2014

"In December 1972 Tom Uren was appointed as Minister for Urban and Regional Development in the Whitlam government. This was a watershed moment in Australian politics..."

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Textile Clothing and Footwear Industry

June 04, 2014

"Last week I spoke in the parliament about and for the Bangladeshi workers who lost their lives in the Rana Plaza disaster in an entirely preventable industrial accident..."

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Paid Parental Leave scheme

June 02, 2014

"Thank you. I will do my best to speak in accordance with that injunction. In starting off I make it very clear that I am rising to speak in opposition to the Paid Parental Leave Amendment Bill 2014..."

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Budget 2014 impact on young people

May 29, 2014

"Since the Abbott government handed down its budget of broken promises, my office has been inundated with concerned constituents worried about their children's future..."

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Federal Budget 2014 impact on Scullin

May 27, 2014

"The member for Forrest talked a few times about hard decisions, tough decisions, and the willingness of this government to make them. I think, in essence, that..."

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National Reconciliation Week

May 27, 2014

"I rise this evening to acknowledge National Sorry Day, which occurred yesterday, and National Reconciliation Week. Unfortunately, I could not be at yesterday's unveiling..."

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