Speeches

Education Legislation Amendment (2021 Measures No. 2) Bill 2021

May 13, 2021

I rise to speak on the Education Legislation Amendment (2021 Measures No. 2) Bill 2021, and to point out that Labor supports this bill. It is largely administrative in nature, as mentioned by the member for Forde. It's making some small changes that will fix some recognised issues. These small changes are welcome, and I repeat that Labor does not oppose these minor measures.

Read More

International Travel Ban

May 12, 2021

I've been privileged to preside over many citizenship ceremonies in Moreton, including for new citizens from the local Indian community. Becoming an Australian is a wonderful celebration, and the new arrivals are always excited to be joining our family. Many Indian Australians were required to give up the citizenship of their home country when they became Australian citizens. They were encouraged to do that and were offered the rights and prot...

Read More

JobKeeper

March 25, 2021

I speak today on the Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2020-21 and Appropriation Bill (No. 4) 2020-21, bills concerned with the funding of the business of government. When it comes to business, I know that the past 12 months have been very hard for businesses in my electorate of Moreton and also for individuals. The JobKeeper wage subsidy scheme has been the lifeline that kept many businesses afloat, but in just three short days JobKeeper will end. T...

Read More

Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Early Childhood Education and Care Coronavirus Response...

March 18, 2021

Labor has a plan to make child care more affordable for families, so more parents can get back into the workforce.

Read More

Australia's Family Law System Joint Select Committee - Report

March 15, 2021

The Government should actually read this report - not just receive it.

Read More

Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia's Jobs and Economic Recovery) Bill 2020

February 23, 2021

The Liberals want to cut workers' take-home pay the minute they have the chance.

Read More

ON YOUR SIDE