Speeches

Appropriation Bill Speech

August 01, 2019

It's been so clear in the week since the election that this government is visionless, directionless and very, very tired. It's all well and good to give an area attention in the few weeks leading up to an election, but it's what comes after that counts.

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Headspace

August 01, 2019

The newest research from Origin tells us that young people asking for help for depression should be able to access psychotherapy as the first line of treatment, with medication as the second line.

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Royal Commissions Amendment (Private Sessions) Bill 2019 Second Reading Speech

July 31, 2019

I rise to speak on the Royal Commissions Amendment (Private Sessions) Bill 2019, which provides for a royal commission to be able to hold private sessions if a commissioner believes it is appropriate.

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Press Freedoms

July 30, 2019

What it's really saying is that the laws have moved to no longer protect press freedoms. What does it mean for democracy and transparency if journalists can be jailed for exposing government and agency plans that it is in the public interest to know?

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Newstart Allowance

July 30, 2019

I don't understand why those opposite are so reluctant to admit there's a desperate need for Newstart to increase.

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Women in Sport

July 29, 2019

Everywhere you look right now, Australian women are kicking goals on the international sporting stage.

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