Speeches

It's time the Government Respected the Arts

February 13, 2020

When the government put arts under the new Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications, it sent a very clear message to Australia that the government does not think arts are important.

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North Richmond Bridge Survey Results

February 13, 2020

Traffic around North Richmond Bridge is nearly always a nightmare—no less so this week with floods. The people on either side of the bridge have made it clear to me that what they want with the planned duplication of the bridge is a bypass.

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From fires to floods

February 12, 2020

There was barely time to take breath from fires when our emergency services people were flung full-on into rain, floods, landslides and trees down, right across the Blue Mountains and Hawkesbury. As the Hawkesbury saw its bridges shut, with the biggest flood of 28 years, many people were caught on the wrong side of the river. It's certainly a good time to discover what role a new Richmond bridge has in our emergency arrangements.

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Headspace: Questions Without Notice

February 11, 2020

My question is to the Prime Minister. Young Australians in my electorate have faced the stress and trauma of bushfires for weeks and weeks and weeks, yet the government's only promised one headspace satellite service for my entire electorate, and it still hasn't opened. Will the government listen to the calls from my community to upgrade the Katoomba headspace to a full centre and get it up and running immediately?

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Transcript - Bushfire Recovery

February 06, 2020

I came to Parliament representing the fire affected communities of the Blue Mountains and Hawkesbury this week. Hoping that we would see some progress on recovery and hoping that we would see this government take responsibility for its slow response. All we saw yesterday was a Prime Minister who continues to ignore what’s really happening on the ground. He refuses to accept responsibility for not having stepped up fast enough to support our co...

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Post Bushfire Cleanup - Question Without Notice

February 06, 2020

Why is the Prime Minister forcing my community, which has been burning for months, to wait until the middle of this year before their blocks are cleared of bushfire debris?

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