Changing 18C is a Terrible Idea, Parliament House

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Moorooka Laneway Festival and Ballistic Beer Company, Parliament House

Mr PERRETT (Moreton—Opposition Whip) (16:29): I want to mention two events I went to in my electorate on the weekend—firstly, the Moorooka Laneway Festival in the suburb where I live. 

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Harmony Day, Parliament House

Mr PERRETT (MoretonOpposition Whip) (16:14): I rise to mention the wonderful ceremony I participated in on Saturday, a citizenship ceremony, as part of Harmony Week celebrations. 

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The Importance of Trade Unions, Parliament House

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Holland Park Mosque, Parliament House


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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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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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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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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