Speeches

Queen's Scout Award

July 25, 2019

I had the privilege of attending 1st Oakville Scout Group recently to recognise two Queen's Scout awardees.

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Migration Amendment (Repairing Medical Transfers) Bill 2019 Second Reading Speech

July 24, 2019

I rise to speak against any repeal of the Migration Amendment (Repairing Medical Transfers) Bill 2019, known as the medevac legislation.

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NBN in Macquarie

July 24, 2019

If you're waiting for NBN in parts of the Blue Mountains and Hawkesbury, you'd be forgiven for thinking that time has stood still or at least gone to slow motion as we watch the glacial pace at which NBN is rolling out

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Western Sydney Airport in 2019

July 23, 2019

I've started the 46th Parliament in much the same way as I started the 45th Parliament: that is, by asking the relevant minister to appoint me to the Forum on Western Sydney Airport.

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National Disability Insurance Scheme

July 22, 2019

To listen to the government speak about the National Disability Insurance Scheme, you'd think the system was perfect and just needed minor tweaks. Well, if that were the case, I wouldn't get emails from mums of kids with autism, or any number of complex disabilities, at the end of their tether, trying to get basic supports.

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Penalty Rates

July 22, 2019

Thanks to this government, and this Prime Minister, 700,000 low-paid workers in retail, the fast food industry, hospitality and pharmacies are being paid 10 per cent to15 per cent less. Some workers are going to be up to $26,000 worse off by the time these cuts are fully implemented next July. I hate to think about the impact that's going to have on families and small businesses in the Blue Mountains and the Hawkesbury.

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