Speeches

Veterans Suicide

June 15, 2020

I also acknowledge those on the opposite side and on our side who've served. It is an amazing thing that you have done, and your service isn't forgotten. I have Richmond and Glenbrook RAAF bases in my electorate, and there's hardly a visit there where the issue of veteran suicide doesn't come up. Cautiously, people have shared with me their insights into the mental health challenges of mates during and after service. I've also got many former...

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Western Sydney Airport and its Flight Paths

June 15, 2020

We've had lots of announcements about Western Sydney airport. We've seen the announcements about the terminal and rail line. We've seen politicians with hard hats and high-vis, and bulldozers at the ready. But do you notice the one thing that's missing? The flight paths.

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Diabetes

June 15, 2020

I am very pleased to speak about an issue that I've learnt more and more about in the last 10 years or so, and I want to thank the co-convenors of Parliamentary Friends of Diabetes for bringing this motion to parliament.

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Vale Peter Johnson

June 12, 2020

Deputy Speaker, I'd like to pay tribute in this House to Peter Johnson, a much-loved member of the Blue Mountains community who died last month of mesothelioma.

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HomeBuilder

June 12, 2020

My question is to the Prime Minister. Forty-one homes were lost in my electorate during last summer's bushfires. People have told me that they want to rebuild but it's unlikely they'll be able to sign a contract by the end of the year. How will the Prime Minister ensure that bushfire victims like these ones can access the HomeBuilder scheme?

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Payment Times Reporting Bill 2020, Payment Times Reporting (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2020 S...

June 11, 2020

My experience of a quarter of a century as a small-business operator is the lens through which I'm looking at this legislation. I look at it with the eyes of the people who operate earthmoving equipment, the consultants, the caterers and the construction framers, all those who in good faith spend time tendering for or pitching for work from big business, who deliver that work and then—well, then they wait. They don't like to complain and they...

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