Remembering Bob Hawke

July 03, 2019

My recollection is that Hawke exuded energy. I saw someone gathering people to him to work through issues, to reform whole industries, like footwear and clothing, in the fairest way. I saw women being given roles. I saw warmth and respect for people from all walks of life. I saw fierce debates of ideas, which I recall as being much more issues driven than personality driven.

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Warragamba Dam Speech

May 09, 2019

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The Morrison Government and Entitlements

February 21, 2019

The sense of entitlement these Liberals have is breathtaking, and there are some common themes running through it.

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Export Finance and Insurance Corporation Amendment

February 20, 2019

We obviously support the Export Finance and Insurance Corporation Amendment (Support for Infrastructure Financing) Bill 2019 to expand the remit of Efic in this place. But we look forward to it being sent to the Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee.

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Hawkesbury Roads

February 19, 2019

Ten years ago, when I first ran as a candidate, I asked people in the Hawkesbury, 'What's the biggest problem you face?' And what did they say? Traffic congestion. Ten years on, nothing has changed.

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Natural Disasters

February 18, 2019

It's not many people in this place who start their day with their home intact, their belongings safe and their garden blooming but finish the day with only the clothes that they have on their back and a tangled mass of metal, brick and ashes. But I'm not the only one. More importantly, that's what has happened to many families this summer from Tasmania to Queensland. The floods have caused similar anguish for many others. Anyone who has been t...

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