Speeches

Labor making it easier to attract GPs

February 09, 2022

Three years ago the Morrison government took away the ability of Blue Mountains medical practices to attract GPs, when the entire mountains east of Blackheath was stripped of its priority status. I've been proud to announce that Labor will fix that and make it easier to attract more GPs by allowing the recruitment of overseas trained and bonded medical program doctors.

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TAFE cuts in the Hawkesbury

February 08, 2022

The New South Wales government plans to cut equine courses from Richmond TAFE are ringing alarm bells in the Hawkesbury. The government plans to cut three racing industry courses. Certificate III in Performance Horse Studies and Certificate IV in Farriery will move into animal studies. This will completely shut down the equine studies at the Richmond campus in my electorate, with its purpose- built arena, and slash 12 jobs.

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Matters of Public Importance

February 08, 2022

Something happens to the Morrison government each year as they head towards summer. I don't know whether it's visions of lying on a beach—whether it is here or Hawaii—but something happens that makes them more than drop the ball, it makes them ignore the warnings they're being given in any particular year.

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This is a government that goes slow on telecommunications

December 22, 2021

I want to thank the member for Mayo for putting this motion forward. It's a comprehensive look at the various telecommunications issues that rural and regional communities face. My community faces all those issues and needs the same kinds of solutions that are being put forward. I do think, though, that it's a bit rich for the member for Berowra and the member for Barker to stand here and talk about a private member's bill that the member for...

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Rent, house prices and the cost of living

December 16, 2021

My question is to the Prime Minister. Petrol prices have gone up by as much as $900 a year for a typical family driving a standard car while real wages have fallen $700. On top of this, median rents in Windsor, in my electorate, have increased by almost $3,000 a year. Hasn't it become harder and harder for working families to make ends meet under this decade-old government?

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Go Local, Go First Campaign

December 02, 2021

As much as I love being here in Canberra representing my community, I can't wait to head home. I'm told it's nearly Christmas, which I love but haven't had a lot of time to think about yet. The next few weeks will give me a chance to do some Christmas shopping at some of the many local small businesses across my electorate. Ninety-eight point four per cent of all businesses in Australia are small businesses, and the Hawkesbury and Blue Mountai...

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