Parliamentary speeches

Lunar New Year

February 23, 2015

"On Saturday, I was honoured to attend the Whittlesea Chinese Association celebration of the lunar new year, the Year of the Goat, along with my colleagues and friends Bronwyn Halfpenny..."

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Closing the Gap Report 2015

February 23, 2015

"I start my contribution by acknowledging the Ngunnawal and Ngambri people, the traditional owners of this land, and pay my respects to their elders past and present.I rise to make a brief contribution..."

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The Hon Lynne Kosky

February 11, 2015

"On 12 December last year, Williamstown Town Hall was full, filled with nearly a thousand people for the state funeral that honoured Lynne Kosky. All the Victorian Labor family came to pay tribute..."

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Family Violence speech

February 11, 2015

"I rise to speak against the Abbott government's funding cuts to the Whittlesea Community Legal Service in Epping, and to highlight to this chamber the significance of this to the rapidly growing communities..."

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Higher Education and Research Reform Bill 2014 - Second Reading

February 11, 2015

"This Monday we heard the Prime Minister say, 'Good government starts today.' Yet here we are debating the government's broken promises from last year. This is the same broken government..."

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The Hon Tom Uren AC

February 10, 2015

"I rise to pay tribute to a great Australian and a lion of the Labor left, Tom Uren. I associate myself with the remarks of the member for Fremantle, the member for Charlton, the member for Reid..."

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