Parliamentary speeches

Federal Budget 2014 impact on Scullin residents

May 26, 2014

"For all the bluster, for all the wannabe Churchillian posturing we have seen in the past couple of weeks, this is fundamentally a government that lacks the courage of its convictions..."

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National Broadband Network in Scullin

November 20, 2013

"I speak today about the rollout of the National Broadband Network in the electorate of Scullin. To date, the rollout of the Labor's NBN has been a great success in areas..."

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Asylum seekers - matter of public importance

November 20, 2013

"This is a matter of public importance at two levels. It is about an important matter of public policy, but it also goes to the very heart of our democracy. This is not the government..."

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White Ribbon Day

November 18, 2013

"Deputy Speaker Scott, I take this opportunity to congratulate you on your election. I also congratulate the member for Fowler for putting this very important issue on the Notice Paper..."

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First speech in Parliament

November 14, 2013

"I am so pleased that I am receiving the call from you, Deputy Speaker Mitchell, my neighbour and friend. I acknowledge the traditional owners of the land..."

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WE'LL PUT PEOPLE FIRST