Speeches

Mr Paul Henningham OAM

December 04, 2018

I rise to pay tribute to Paul Henningham, OAM who died at his home in Springwood this week at the age of 98.

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Fair Work Amendment (Family and Domestic Violence Leave) Bill 2018 Second Reading Speech

December 03, 2018

It is really pleasing to be able to stand here and support, albeit with reservations, the Fair Work Amendment (Family and Domestic Violence Leave) Bill 2018, a piece of legislation that is about having some action in helping women and their families to escape domestic violence

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Macquarie's Schools

November 28, 2018

Public schools in Blue Mountains and the Hawkesbury will be $16.5 million better off over the first three years of a Shorten Labor government.

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Higher Education Support Amendment (VET FEE-HELP Student Protection) Bill 2018 Second Reading Speech

November 28, 2018

I am very pleased that, finally, this House is able to do something to support the students who have been ripped off by dodgy providers and been left with very significant debts.

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Mt Wilson and Mt Irvine's 150th Anniversary

November 26, 2018

On the weekend, the Mount Wilson and Mount Irvine communities gathered at the glorious Dennarque property to mark the 150th anniversary of the surveying of Mount Wilson.

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Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Bill 2018, Federal Circuit and Family Court of Aus...

November 26, 2018

When we set it up the Family Court was provided with internal counseling and mediation services. It was meant to be a place where you would get your issues resolved without having to resort to litigation but all those services have been reduced and, as they say, privatised.

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