Speeches

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Joint Committee Report

December 05, 2018

I'd like to thank the people who contributed to or appeared before the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade in the investigation into this PFAS issue, and I rise to discuss some of the recommendations in and issues surrounding this report and how it affects my community in Macquarie.

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Higher Education Support (Charges) Bill 2018, Higher Education Support Amendment (Cost Recovery)...

December 04, 2018

We'll be watching that closely and making sure that the new scheme has no negative impact on students, that these costs aren't—as so many things are—passed through to the consumer, in this case the student, in the form of higher fees or higher charges for services and that ultimately they don't undermine the equity in our university system.

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Mr Paul Henningham OAM

December 04, 2018

I rise to pay tribute to Paul Henningham, OAM who died at his home in Springwood this week at the age of 98.

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Fair Work Amendment (Family and Domestic Violence Leave) Bill 2018 Second Reading Speech

December 03, 2018

It is really pleasing to be able to stand here and support, albeit with reservations, the Fair Work Amendment (Family and Domestic Violence Leave) Bill 2018, a piece of legislation that is about having some action in helping women and their families to escape domestic violence

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Macquarie's Schools

November 28, 2018

Public schools in Blue Mountains and the Hawkesbury will be $16.5 million better off over the first three years of a Shorten Labor government.

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Higher Education Support Amendment (VET FEE-HELP Student Protection) Bill 2018 Second Reading Speech

November 28, 2018

I am very pleased that, finally, this House is able to do something to support the students who have been ripped off by dodgy providers and been left with very significant debts.

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