Speeches

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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Science and the Local Environment

July 29, 2019

There are 96 species of eucalyptus in the Blue Mountains World Heritage area in my electorate—just the eucalypts.

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Morrison Government

July 25, 2019

Most people recognise that our job here is to govern. In fact, especially when you're in government, that's really job description 101. It seems that those opposite haven't clocked that the election is over, they won and now it's time to get on with the job.

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