Speeches

Community Grants

March 03, 2020

There's been a lot of talk about grants today. I want to talk about the ones where my community groups, schools and environment groups have worked really hard to put together something that they hope is going to be assessed on merit.

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National Disaster Risk Reduction Framework

March 03, 2020

It is vital when we talk about disaster risk reduction, as the minister has done—and I welcome his statement—that we look at all aspects of managing, preparing for, recovering from and also mitigating the risks that we face.

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NBN in the Mountains

March 03, 2020

I want to turn to the issue of the National Broadband Network, which of course is soaking up large amounts of funding provided by the government but not necessarily delivering to my community the way people would expect.

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Questions Without Notice: Australian Bushfires

March 02, 2020

Why has the Prime Minister broken his promise of immediate support for bushfire affected communities?

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Home Care Packages

March 02, 2020

When Meryl from Glenbrook put up a post on Facebook looking for suggestions on garden help for her ageing parents, she didn't expect the torrent of comments about delays for aged-care in-home help that it triggered.

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Defence Facilities: Chemical Contamination

March 02, 2020

Along with many colleagues, I welcome the in-principle agreements reached in the class action over PFAS contamination in Williamtown, Katherine and Oakey

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