Speeches

Fifth Anniversary of the Blue Mountains Bushfires

October 15, 2018

The seventeenth of October marks the fifth anniversary of the devastating Blue Mountains bushfires, which destroyed 200 homes in Mount Victoria, Winmalee, Springwood and Yellow Rock.

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JSCOT Report on Oil Stocks

September 19, 2018

There are some members in this place who will remember the petrol queues of the seventies when, because of a world shortage, petrol was in very short supply in Australia.

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Mobile Blackspot Program

September 17, 2018

As I drive the 35 minutes from my home to my office, there are three places that I know my mobile phone will drop out and, depending on the weather, another couple where it might.

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Drug Harm Minimisation

September 17, 2018

The deaths of two young people, two other lives under threat and harm done to many others at this weekend's Defqon festival at the base of the Blue Mountains highlight that our current approach to drug policy is not enough.

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Demolition of Khan al-Amar

September 17, 2018

There are reports out of Palestine that dozens of human rights activists —Bedouin, Palestinian and Israeli—are currently camped out at the Bedouin village of Khan al-Amar.

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Soccer in the Blue Mountains

September 17, 2018

Soccer is probably the most popular sport in the Blue Mountains, despite the fact that finding a flat piece of land to play on is a challenge.

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