Speeches

We need to talk about toilets

February 15, 2022

Imagine being a woman on a powerline or construction worksite and expected to hold on all day or drive 20 minutes off-site because you've got to use the bathroom—and then putting up with the snide comments because you had to go in the first place.

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Access to high-quality public education is a fundamental right

February 14, 2022

Access to high-quality public education is a fundamental right, particularly when you're training to work in a dangerous job.

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The problems in aged care

February 14, 2022

There's nothing quite as sad as hearing aged-care nurses and carers these days talking about their love for the job that they do and then telling you why they just can't do it anymore.

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The Prime Minister has failed the communities of Macquarie

February 14, 2022

This Prime Minister and this government have failed my community —in the bushfires, in the floods and repeatedly throughout the pandemic. It's becoming a joke, not a funny one, because this incompetence is hurting the people I represent here and fight for in this place.

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Domestic, family and sexual abuse

February 10, 2022

This week two women have again been unafraid to call out the failures of this government to keep women safe. As Grace Tame said, it needs to be more than empty announcements, and Brittany Higgins called for a more specific action plan for ending violence against women.

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Religious Discrimination Bill 2021

February 09, 2022

There have been extraordinary speeches in this place on this legislation.

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