Parliamentary speeches

Multiculturalism in our community

August 21, 2018

What's said in this place matters. We saw that last week, and we continue to feel it in the community, particularly in those communities that I represent. I'm so very proud to represent a diverse, multicultural electorate in Melbourne's northern suburbs...

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Thomastown Secondary College: STEM in Schools

August 20, 2018

On 10 August I had the great pleasure of visiting Thomastown Secondary College, a school that's very dear to me, to celebrate their involvement in the CSIRO STEM in Schools week.

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Universities funding

August 13, 2018

This motion moved by the member for Griffith highlights the failings of the government when it comes to higher education, in particular the university sector. The government has made cuts that are not only short-sighted but cruel, and that will have an extraordinary impact...

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Braddon by-election

June 28, 2018

I spent last weekend on the beautiful west coast of Tasmania with Justine Keay, Labor's candidate for the seat of Braddon. It was great to be there and to see the warm response to her evident everywhere I went...

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On loneliness

June 28, 2018

Tonight I want to talk about loneliness and propose that we talk more about it in this place, that we work to better understand its consequences and that we do better to prevent it, as individuals and collectively.

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Copyright Amendment (Service Providers) Bill

June 25, 2018

I'm pleased to join the shadow Attorney-General, the member for Isaacs, in making a brief contribution in support of the Copyright Amendment (Service Providers) Bill 2017. As the shadow Attorney-General has said, the provisions...

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WE'LL PUT PEOPLE FIRST