Anzac Day Memorial Services

This year’s Anzac Day marks 103 years since Australian Diggers landed on the beach at Gallipoli.

Commemorative Services will take place across the country on Wednesday, 25 April to remember the men and women who have served our nation.

This is the last Anzac Day of the Anzac Centenary and also marks the Centenary of the Battle of Villers-Bretonneux which saw Australian and British Forces fight on the Western Front and reclaim the town of Villers-Bretonneux.

Local service times are:

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Fix Our Hospitals

It’s time to fix our hospitals.

Our community relies on local hospitals to keep us healthy and well. Our hardworking nurses and doctors do an amazing job under incredible pressure.

Unfortunately their job will get even harder. Mr Turnbull is cutting funding to every public hospital across Australia – including $160 million cut from Queensland hospitals.

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I Agree with Pauline Hanson (I Think)

I don’t often agree with Senator Hanson, in fact I don’t think I’ve ever agreed with Senator Hanson about anything. We see the world through different prisms. But on two occasions in recent weeks we have been on a unity ticket.

In Senate Estimates a few weeks ago Senator Hanson made critical and somewhat insightful comments about a policy that I also have very serious concerns about. Unfortunately the policy was also once put forward by her.

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Labor's TAFE and Vocational Education Plan

Australia’s economy is changing fast. As a result, the skills Australians need to get well-paid and secure jobs are changing too.

For many, these changes have not been easy. Underemployment is at record highs and unemployment is far too common – particularly among younger Australians, in the regions and for retrenched workers.

At the same time, more than one in three employers report difficulty filling jobs. It’s clear the jobs exist, we just need to ensure Australians have the skills they need to get them. 

Labor will fight Malcolm Turnbull’s out-of-touch cuts to TAFE and apprentices, and ensure we have a skills and training sector that prepares Australians for quality jobs, today and into the future.

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Labor's Dividend Imputation Reform: the facts

Under Labor's plan:

  • No one will pay a single cent more tax
  • No one will lose a single cent from their super contributions
  • No one will lose a single cent from their pension
  • No one will lose a single cent from their share dividends.
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NBN Crisis

At the moment I’m hearing about internet drop outs, slow speeds and frustrations dealing with broadband access. Lack of access to broadband for local homes and businesses has reached crisis point.

I’ve launched a NBN Crisis Petition calling on the out of touch Turnbull Government to fix our internet network. It’s not good enough and we demand better!

Will you sign so I can take your voices with me to Canberra?

Eureka Flag Motion

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My first speech 10th anniversary

A moment I will never forget. I'm proud to continue to fight for our local Southside community in Canberra.

Lord Mayor Quirk: listen to Tarragindi locals

Yet again Lord Mayor Quirk and Cr Adams have sold out locals in favour of big property developers. It's time for Lord Mayor Quirk and Cr Krista Adams to stand up and support Tarragindi locals.

Sign the petition.

Mr Turnbull: it's time for a National Integrity Commission

Labor has announced we will create a National Integrity Commission if elected. But we can have one sooner if Mr Turnbull and his LNP Government get on board with the idea.

Sign my petition.