Speeches

ABC Amendment Bill Second Reading Speech

September 16, 2019

It doesn't take much imagination to recognise how vital ABC services have been in the last few weeks as bushfires have raged through our northern rainforests and rural and regional communities from Humpty Doo and Dundee, on the outskirts of Darwin, through to Queensland and northern New South Wales.

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Student Strike for Climate

September 12, 2019

Next week, students from across the Hawkesbury and Blue Mountains are set to call out to all of us here from the hub in Springwood.

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Robodebt

September 12, 2019

Well, how about we think about being sensible, being compassionate and actually treating people like people?

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Caffeine Toxicity

September 11, 2019

On New Year's Day this year, after a night out with friends in Katoomba, 21-year-old Lachlan Foote headed home to Blackheath, gave his mum a great big hug and wished her a Happy New Year. He then mixed a teaspoon of caffeine powder into a protein shake. Without proper instructions, he didn't know that one teaspoon can be the equivalent of 25 to 50 cups of coffee. He didn't know that it would kill him.

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Thanking our firefighters

September 11, 2019

The word 'unprecedented' keeps being used in the context of bushfires burning in northern New South Wales and Queensland.

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Bilpin Tower

September 10, 2019

The wind storms at the weekend have heightened fears for people who live in and around Bilpin.

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