Speeches

Matters of Public Importance : Child Care

October 08, 2020

Before we had COVID, we had a problem in child care. Now let's be realistic. The care of children is the responsibility of both parents. But, often, the secondary wage earner is a woman, and the family measures the costs of child care against that second wage.

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Constituency Statements: Broadband

October 08, 2020

People on fibre to the node, wireless and satellite have been the losers in the NBN game that the Liberals have played. The build-a-dud-and-then-backflip plan means that the $51 billion that was spent and the 50,000 kilometres of new copper were a waste. They were a waste of time as well as money.

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Constituency Statements: Western Sydney Airport

October 08, 2020

The Morrison government's purchase of land near Western Sydney airport for 10 times its value doesn't bode well for confidence that we can have in how this government spends money, taxpayers' money, on this or any other project.

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Condolences: Susan Ryan

October 07, 2020

Susan Ryan and I left Parliament House—the Old Parliament House—and politics within days of each other in January 1988.

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National Disability Insurance Scheme Amendment (Strengthening Banning Orders) Bill 2020 Second Re...

October 07, 2020

In my last remaining moments I just want to talk about the carers who are part of this system.

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National Disability Insurance Scheme Amendment (Strengthening Banning Orders) Bill 2020 Second Re...

October 07, 2020

The NDIS was designed by Labor to empower people with disabilities to make their own decisions about the care that best supports them and their goals. For that to occur many things have to go right.

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