Speeches

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.

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Australia's Family Law System Joint Select Committee - Report

March 15, 2021

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

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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.

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Higher Education Support Amendment (Freedom of Speech) Bill 2020 - Second Reading

February 23, 2021

There is no freedom-of-speech crisis in Australian universities, but there is a crisis. The Minister for Education should focus on positive reforms that will encourage students into university and assist universities through this pandemic so that job losses can be stemmed.

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Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Bill 2019

February 18, 2021

The Family Court is a specialist court designed to resolve the most complex legal family disputes and a great Labor legacy that the Liberals will destroy today.

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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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