Parliamentary speeches

Family Violence

March 05, 2015

"Yesterday afternoon I was very proud to be in this place as the Leader of the Opposition led a debate on a genuine matter of public importance—that is, the epidemic that is family violence..."

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Recognising community actions in Scullin

March 04, 2015

"Before flying to Canberra yesterday evening I was very pleased to be able to spend the day in beautiful Diamond Creek in the Scullin electorate. I spent the day in the company of my great friend Vicki Ward..."

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Environment Report Streamlining Legislation

February 25, 2015

"I rise to speak to the report of the Standing Committee on the Environment, Streamlining environmental legislation: inquiry into streamlining environmental regulation, 'green tape', and one stop shops..."

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Abbott Government

February 24, 2015

"Make no mistake, this is a government that is deeply committed to attacking the Australian social compact. This is a government that is committed to dividing Australians, not bringing them together..."

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Road and Rail infrastructure in Scullin

February 24, 2015

"Daniel Andrews and the Victorian Labor Party took to last November's state election a vision for a better Melbourne—one which recognised the challenges, but also the great opportunities..."

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Mr Peter Greste

February 23, 2015

"I join previous speakers in thanking the member for Ryan for bringing this important matter of private member's business before the House. I think it is critical at this time that the House comes together..."

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