Parliamentary speeches

Building up & moving out: report of the Infrastructure, Transport and Cities Committee

September 18, 2018

This is a very important report. It deserves close reading and proper debate in this place and in the community. More than that, it deserves a serious response from government. Whatever the government does, Labor will give this report, the work that underpins it and its recommendations their due consideration...

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Scullin Volunteer Awards 2018

September 13, 2018

I rise to acknowledge the extraordinary contribution made by volunteers in the Scullin electorate and, in this place, to say thank you to all of them for their contribution. On 29 August, it was my privilege to host this year's Scullin Volunteer Awards...

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Vale Mary Day

September 10, 2018

On Friday, at a place she loved in Melbourne, Mary Day's family, friends and comrades gathered to say farewell and to remember her. Mary knew and loved this place too. She made a huge contribution to its best work.

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Intergenerational Welfare Dependence

August 21, 2018

I am pleased to be able to make some brief remarks on this interim report of the Select Committee on Intergenerational Welfare Dependence, although I must say at the outset that the debate that is generated by this interim report on the select committee's work, such as it is, completely misses the point.

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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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WE'LL PUT PEOPLE FIRST