Speeches

Independent Cinemas

February 16, 2021

Independent cinemas aren't known for talking about themselves, and that's because they're often family-run businesses and they're too busy getting on with the business of sourcing movies, selling tickets and delighting their customers with the special touches that, in the case of the Blue Mountains and Hawkesbury, their historic or character-filled properties offer. So you have to realise that things are pretty desperate when independent cine...

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Travel Agents in Macquarie

February 16, 2021

Peta Pearson, who works at Helloworld Travel in Richmond Marketplace, has wanted to be a travel agent ever since she was a teenager. She and Claudia Laming love their jobs, helping match holidays to travellers.

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The Safer Communities Fund

February 16, 2021

There is something strange that goes on in the minds of the members of the Morrison government when they think about and make decisions about how they spend the taxpayer funds that they are the custodians of. They see a bottomless bucket of largesse that they can share around wherever it's going to win them votes or save them seats. For a bunch who rabbit on about merit and being good economic managers and who talk about their integrity, their...

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The Clean Energy Finance Corporation

February 16, 2021

It's pretty clear that sensible debate in this chamber, outside this chamber, in the US and around the rest of the world has moved beyond whether or not we should be increasing investment in renewable energy.

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COVID-19: Income Support Payments

February 15, 2021

But we won't sit back and watch the Morrison government patting itself on the back for adopting our idea and the union movement's idea of wage support or fail to call out the behaviour of big businesses which have pocketed JobKeeper payments when they didn't need them.

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Macquarie Electorate: National Broadband Network

February 15, 2021

From Lawson to Mount Victoria, parts of Pitt Town, Wilberforce and all of McGraths Hill, people are stuck with the antiquated, copper-heavy FTTN.

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