Speeches

Caffeine Toxicity

September 11, 2019

On New Year's Day this year, after a night out with friends in Katoomba, 21-year-old Lachlan Foote headed home to Blackheath, gave his mum a great big hug and wished her a Happy New Year. He then mixed a teaspoon of caffeine powder into a protein shake. Without proper instructions, he didn't know that one teaspoon can be the equivalent of 25 to 50 cups of coffee. He didn't know that it would kill him.

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Thanking our firefighters

September 11, 2019

The word 'unprecedented' keeps being used in the context of bushfires burning in northern New South Wales and Queensland.

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Bilpin Tower

September 10, 2019

The wind storms at the weekend have heightened fears for people who live in and around Bilpin.

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Aged Care Amendment Second Reading Speech

September 10, 2019

I rise to speak on this bill, the Aged Care Amendment (Movement of Provisionally Allocated Places) Bill 2019. It is such an important part of the responsibility we have as a parliament to make sure that those who have reached their latter years are treated with respect and dignity.

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Leura Garage

September 09, 2019

In the upper Blue Mountains, locals are showing us the role business can have in reducing food waste.

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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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