Speeches

Cashless Debit Card

December 08, 2020

I am happy to follow the member for Makin in speaking on the Social Security (Administration) Amendment (Continuation of Cashless Welfare) Bill 2020. He always makes a fine and considered contribution. I'm now in my 14th year of speaking after him, and I'm happy to do so. Labor opposes the extension of the existing cashless debit card trial sites unless there is clear evidence of local community support. That is crucial.

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The Liberals have a problem with women

November 10, 2020

I rise to speak on the appropriation bills 2020-21 flowing from the Morrison government's recent budget. Margaret Atwood envisaged a scary dystopian world in her novel The handmaid's tale.

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Why we need a federal ICAC now

October 22, 2020

I speak about the LNP Government's lack of integrity and list 10 of their worst corruption scandals from their 8 years in government.

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Peter Dutton's Migration Amendment (Prohibiting Items in Immigration Detention Facilities) Bill 2020

September 02, 2020

I speak against Minister Dutton's Migration Amendment (Prohibiting Items in Immigration Detention Facilities) Bill 2020 which proposes to ban refugees in detention centres from having mobile phones.

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Liberal Uni Changes

September 02, 2020

I speak to Parliament about why I will definitely not be supporting Tehan's bungled uni education bill.

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Australia Post

September 02, 2020

I speak about the importance of the Australia Post and call on the Government to provide proper funding.

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WE'LL PUT PEOPLE FIRST