Speeches

Queen's Birthday Honours

June 18, 2020

The Queen's birthday honours recognised outstanding members of the electorate of Macquarie.

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COVID-19's impact on women

June 17, 2020

Women have been the hardest hit though COVID-19. Our participation figures show that 325,000 women have lost their jobs and the women's workforce participation rate has fallen 0.9 percentage points to 58.4 percentage points, and this is partly due to the fact, of course, that women are heavily represented in sectors with sharp decreases in paid work: hospitality, tourism and retail.

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Australia Post

June 17, 2020

What a disgrace we saw in parliament last night and today, when the government refused to allow debate on the changes to Australia Post that will see letter services slashed to maybe twice a week and posties' jobs gone.

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Bushfire victims being left behind

June 17, 2020

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Petition: Parramatta Female Factory Heritage Listing

June 16, 2020

I table this petition on behalf of the federal member for Parramatta , Julie Owens. The Parramatta Female Factory Friends have collected 11,155 signatures that ask the House to do all in its power to enable the female factory site to be nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site so it can become a living museum and national resource centre managed jointly by a federal and state government trust with the expertise to conserve and interpret t...

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National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Amendment (Governance and Other Matters) Bil...

June 16, 2020

This is one of the issues that's going to be key in our ability to help people recover from the economic crisis and from the financial crisis they have personally faced during the COVID-19 pandemic. When I think about 31,000 apprenticeships and traineeships disappearing from New South Wales, it's a horrific thought, particularly for a community like mine in the Hawkesbury where so many people have built their business and their life on their a...

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