Speeches

Telecommunications in Macquarie

October 16, 2019

Mobile phone reception matters a lot in a bushfire. Messages and phone calls go flying back and forth as people make decisions about what to do, when to go and who else they need to make sure has left.

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Warragamba Dam

October 15, 2019

We need to talk about dams. I know that dams have been on the agenda this week, but there's one dam in particular that we need to talk about, and that's Warragamba Dam. The New South Wales government's proposal to raise the Warragamba Dam wall continues to be exposed as reckless and a simplistic response to a very complex and important issue

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Aged Care Facilities

October 15, 2019

I've had the privilege in the last few weeks of visiting some of my local aged-care residences and retirement villages.

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Richmond RAAF Base

October 15, 2019

RAAF Base Richmond has played host to an unusual squadron recently.

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Jobs and the Morrison Government

October 15, 2019

Unfortunately, the assistant minister hasn't learnt from his previous mistake, just as the solution to homelessness is not to put a positive spin on it, nor is the solution for the economy is to put a positive spin on it.

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Radiata Plateau

October 14, 2019

In 2017 the Blue Mountains Conservation Society first met with me to tell me about Radiata Plateau, not far from Katoomba.

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