Parliamentary speeches

Clean Energy Bills

June 26, 2014

"How extraordinary that the Deputy Prime Minister talks about this parliament respecting the mandate of the government after the debate we have seen on this budget of broken promises..."

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Cuts to Bubup Wilam for Aboriginal Early Learning and Family Centre

June 25, 2014

"I join my colleagues the member for Newcastle and the member for Chisholm in drawing the attention of the House to the adverse impact of this government's decisions in supporting Aboriginal people..."

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Federal Budget impact on aged pensioners

June 25, 2014

"I have spoken often in this place, indeed, at every opportunity on the impacts of this government's budget on our economy and on our community. I have also been speaking..."

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Mrs Wendy Jenkins

June 23, 2014

"I rise to draw the attention of the House to the passing of Wendy Jenkins, whose funeral took place in Melbourne this morning. I am very pleased that my friend..."

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Public Transport in Scullin

June 23, 2014

"If you live in Melbourne's outer suburbs and you rely on public transport, how it works has a major influence on your quality of life. It sets the boundaries of your world..."

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Honours award for Harry Jenkins AO

June 18, 2014

"I rise today to draw the attention of members of the House to the awarding of the Order of Australia to the former member for Scullin, my predecessor, Harry Jenkins..."

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