Speech on Mid-Autumn Festival, Parliament House

Mr PERRETT (MoretonOpposition Whip) (10:42): As a member representing a strong multicultural community, I wish everyone here Zhongqiujie kuaile, which is Mandarin for 'happy Mid-Autumn Festival'.

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Private Members' Business - Domestic and Family Violence

Mr PERRETT (MoretonOpposition Whip) (13:16): I move:

That this House:

(1) notes that Women's Legal Services Australia and 90 other organisations concerned with family violence wrote to all political leaders in May 2016 calling on them to put safety first in family law;


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Marriage Equality

Hopefully we are standing at the threshold of a respectful debate about whether to amend the Marriage Act.  It is timely then to take a look at how uniform marriage laws have evolved since first introduced to the Commonwealth Parliament in 1961.

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What happened to the Rule of Law?

Last year many countries commemorated 800 years of the Magna Carta.  A deed that enshrined the Rule of Law’s protection of individuals against the power and resources of the state.  Less than 12 months later our television screens show horrific images of Australian children in a Northern Territory detention facility.

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Brandis needs to act immediately to end the distress experienced by transgender children and their families

The Attorney-General remains deaf to the brave calls of families of transgender children, and the children themselves, advocating for changes to the Family Law Act.  Currently, these children need to apply for an Order from the Family Court before they can access Stage Two Hormone Treatment.  This is an expensive and unnecessary process that creates further traumatic delays for these children and their families when time is of the essence.

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The office of the Member for Moreton and our service providers value your privacy and are committed to ensuring that information collected is dealt with in accordance with current Australian best practice guidelines.

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Don't shock my family for your profit

Posters advertising a new film are on display in Brisbane bus shelters with young women making rude gestures.   One of the bus shelters in Moreton is adjacent to a sporting oval used by a local Christian school.

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Bullies not welcome

At Eid Down Under recently I had some halal lamb and cevapi and they tasted exactly like Australia. Despite being raised a Catholic in country Queensland I felt right at home at a Muslim celebration on Brisbane’s southside. It wasn’t a tradition from my childhood or my culture or my religion, but it was still enjoyable – and the food was delicious!

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$1 million 'Dragon Bridge' to breath life into Sunnybank

A revitalised pedestrian bridge in Sunnybank will improve access and safety and revitalise the Sunnybank business precinct

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Malcolm Turnbull's broken NBN promise leaves southsiders at breaking point

Families and businesses on the Southside are still waiting for Malcolm Turnbull’s second-rate NBN, the Member for Moreton, Graham Perrett, said today.


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