Speeches

National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Prevention Bill 2020, National Commissioner for Def...

October 21, 2020

This coronial inquest and so many others give us some insight into the treatment veterans and Defence Force personnel can access, how they transition into civilian life, how mental illness is treated within that cohort and how the Department of Defence and the Department of Veterans' Affairs each operate in these situations.

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Western Sydney Airport Speech

October 20, 2020

The Western Sydney Airport 'Leppington Triangle' land deal has had a whiff about it ever since it was revealed that a $3 million block of land owned by Liberal Party donors was bought by the Morrison government for $30 billion.

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Services Australia Governance Amendment Bill 2020 Second Reading Speech

October 19, 2020

Like many of my colleagues, I do have concerns about the ongoing existence of Services Australia offices in my electorate and I've written to the minister to seek assurances that those in my electorate will not be consolidated or closed.

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Economic Recovery Package (JobMaker Hiring Credit) Amendment Bill 2020 Second Reading Speech

October 19, 2020

I don't think anyone in this chamber doubts that support for younger people who are out of work is an absolute necessity at this time. A wage subsidy is a concept that we have welcomed. In fact, I think it was our idea!

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Broadband Speech

October 19, 2020

This government has created a disaster with the NBN in Kent Street, Bullaburra.

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Social Policy and Legal Affairs Committee Report Speech

October 08, 2020

I rise to give my thanks to the Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs for their work and for their interim report into homelessness in Australia during this COVID pandemic. The interim report brings together many of the themes and trends that I'm seeing at a local level in the Blue Mountains and the Hawkesbury area, in my electorate of Macquarie.

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