Parliamentary speeches

Migration Amendment (Streamlining Visa Processing) Bill 2019 - Second Reading

September 11, 2019

...let me be very clear, Labor strongly believes in preserving and enhancing the integrity of Australia's immigration system. This is a core responsibility of national government, something that cannot be neglected, under resourced or, even worse, contracted out.

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Multiculturalism & Aurora Community Association

September 10, 2019

It was a great honour to have been appointed as Labor's spokesperson for multicultural affairs by the Leader of the Opposition following the election. In the present circumstances, it is also a great responsibility to stand up for multicultural communities and for diversity and inclusion around Australia.

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Sydney Metro West project

September 09, 2019

It is my great pleasure to join my colleagues the member for Parramatta, the member for Chifley and the member for Macarthur in raising and responding to this very important motion. It has been my pleasure to listen to their contributions...

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Customs Amendment (Immediate Destruction of Illicit Tobacco) Bill 2019 - Second Reading speech

September 09, 2019

I rise to make a brief contribution to debate on the Customs Amendment (Immediate Destruction of Illicit Tobacco) Bill 2019, in support of the legislation but more particularly in support of the amendment moved by my colleague the Deputy Leader of the Opposition.

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Visa privatisation

August 01, 2019

We see revelations in The Australian newspaper that the Minister for Home Affairs is getting ready to privatise Australia's visa system, potentially selling it off to someone who has donated thousands of dollars to the Liberal Party.

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Matter of Public Importance - infrastructure

July 30, 2019

It's always a pleasure to follow Minister Tudge! On this occasion, as on many others, I've got to give him full marks for enthusiasm, but we cannot give him a pass for content.

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