Labor stands strong on 18C

As the Liberal and National parties rip themselves apart over their ideological vendetta to destroy section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act, Labor is united and firm - 18C must not be changed.

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Housing Affordability, Parliament House

Mr PERRETT (MoretonOpposition Whip) (13:45): As we all well know, home ownership is a very important part of our culture. But the great Australian dream is quickly becoming a nightmare for young Australians. 

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612 ABC Brisbane Mornings with Steve Austin, 1 March 2017

GRAHAM PERRETT MP
MEMBER FOR MORETON
DEPUTY CHAIR OF PARLIAMENTARY JOINT COMMITTEE ON HUMAN RIGHTS


E&OE TRANSCRIPT
RADIO INTERVIEW
612 ABC BRISBANE MORNING WITH STEVE AUSTIN
WEDNESDAY, 1 MARCH 2017

SUBJECT/S: Human Rights Committee Report on Section 18C.

STEVE AUSTIN: Do our nation’s racial discrimination laws need to be changed?  No, essentially, say a Federal Parliamentary Inquiry that looked at section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act which makes it an offence to insult or offend someone on the basis of race.  Now, as you heard on AM this morning, Federal Government backbenchers are yet to find common ground on whether it should be changed.  Two Brisbane cases in particular came up in the hearings – DIVISION

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Speech on Report into Freedom of Speech, Parliament House

Mr PERRETT: As deputy chair of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights, I have been chastened and humbled to hear the disturbing evidence presented to this human rights inquiry. It is particularly important that I note up-front that the committee is recommending no change to section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act.

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Test for Turnbull: 18C Report does not recommend changes to existing law

Today the Committee set up to water down race hate speech has found no basis to recommend any changes to Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act.

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Higher Education, Parliament House

Mr PERRETT (MoretonOpposition Whip) (10:54): I rise to support the motion by the member for Sydney on behalf of all university students in all universities but particularly the more than 13,000 students who attend Griffith University, in my electorate of Moreton.

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ABC 612 Drive, 27 February 2017

GRAHAM PERRETT MP

MEMBER FOR MORETON


E&OE TRANSCRIPT
RADIO INTERVIEW
612 ABC BRISBANE DRIVE WITH EMMA GRIFFITHS
MONDAY, 27 FEBRUARY 2017

SUBJECT/S: Penalty rates.

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Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Amendment Bill 2017

Mr PERRETT (MoretonOpposition Whip) (18:16): I rise to speak on the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Amendment Bill 2017—so-called 'improving productivity'. This legislation is anti-union, antidemocratic and anti-market. It is bad legislation for many reasons, and I will point that out through the prism of a couple of things.

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Watery Safety, Parliament House

Mr PERRETT (MoretonOpposition Whip) (17:35): I rise to speak on the motion put forward by the member for Kingsford Smith. I thank him for the motion and also for the great work that he does as a clubbie for Maroubra. 

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Year of the Rooster

Mr PERRETT (MoretonOpposition Whip) (10:37): Gong xi fa cai. As you well know, the Chinese diaspora in Moreton, and across Australia in fact, has been celebrating Lunar New Year for a few weeks—dancing lions, fireworks, great food and family and friends coming together.

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