Speeches

TEMPLEMAN CALLS FOR NASHOS RECOGNITION

July 22, 2021

Federal Member for Macquarie Susan Templeman has written to the newly-minted Minister for Veteran’s Affairs, Andrew Gee, calling for formal recognition of thousands of National Servicemen who fought in Vietnam with a Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal (RVCM), after his predecessor knocked back the request.

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GRANTS HELP HEAL BUSHFIRE SCARS

July 02, 2021

More than $25,000 in funding recommended by Federal Member for Macquarie Susan Templeman will go towards two projects for an area of the Hawkesbury devastated in the Black Summer bushfires.

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HAVE YOU GOT A BUSHFIRE RECOVERY PROJECT IDEA?

July 02, 2021

Federal Member for Macquarie Susan Templeman is encouraging Blue Mountains and Hawkesbury residents to come up with innovative projects that help communities recover from bushfire under a new grants program.

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Child Care, Medicare and Aged Care

June 24, 2021

From the cradle to the twilight years, and in sickness or in health, Labor is on your side. We know that families are under pressure in their early years of being a family with young children. Mums talk to me about having to make terrible choices about whether to take an extra day's work, when that will actually cost them money because they will lose some of their subsidies. Labor is going to fix that problem. We have also seen fees going up,...

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The Member for Bowman

June 23, 2021

Which bit of 'I will step down from all parliamentary roles effective immediately' isn't clear? That's what I asked myself and that's what Labor's asked—especially the women of Labor—for the last two months following the member for Bowman's announcement after being exposed for unacceptable behaviour directed at women.

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NAIDOC Week

June 23, 2021

In Macquarie we see NAIDOC week as an opportunity to heal, and there is much healing to be done. Author of People of the River, Grace Karskens, describes the first recorded massacre of Aboriginal people by the military at the Battle of Richmond Hill in the Hawkesbury in 1795 as 'a surprise attack in darkness during which seven or eight people were shot down and everyone else fled in terror'.

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