Speeches

Statements by Members: Quarantine, Small Business and COVID-19

June 03, 2021

We've seen vaccine hesitancy because of the Morrison government's failed communication, we've seen quarantine facility construction hesitancy from them and, for the past week, we've had lockdown support hesitancy.

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A Butterfly's Embrace Charity

June 03, 2021

The loss of a baby, either in pregnancy or as an infant is a heartbreaking experience for a family. Naomi Smith went through that experience when she lost Lucas at 18 days. She has set up a charity called A Butterfly's Embrace.

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100 Years of Rotary

June 02, 2021

I don't think there are many members of parliament who can cite Rotary as one of the fundamental reasons why they've ended up in this place, but I can, and so I'm thrilled to be able to speak on the 100-year anniversary of Rotary.

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Motion for Morrison Government to Provide a Headspace for the Hawkesbury

June 02, 2021

I have been compelled to move this motion as a desperate plea to the Morrison government to provide a headspace for the Hawkesbury. We've needed one for years. I committed to one at the last election and we've seen the benefit of the bipartisan commitment to one in Katoomba, even though that's just a smaller, satellite headspace.

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Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (2021 Measures No. 1) Bill 2021

June 01, 2021

I think the member for Cowper and I might be reading different legislation, because, far from improving the situation for Australian creatives, this legislation contains one particular section that, on our side, we will not be supporting, and that is: undermining the existing content quotas for pay television services

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Budget Reply - No Spending in Macquarie

May 26, 2021

You'd think that with $100 billion of spending and $1 trillion of debt there would be an embarrassment of riches in this budget for my electorate, but that isn't the case. Some of it might be secret spending, saved up for those magic election announcements coming out of a $10 billion slush fund. But let's look at a couple of the key areas that I know my community expects this government to deliver on and where this government has failed. The s...

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