Speeches

Statements by Members: Australian Bushfires

October 06, 2020

Margaret and Simon at the Bilpin Fruit Bowl, one of the major fruitgrowers in the Hawkesbury hit by fires last summer, are worrying about whether their current crop of apples and figs will make it to be picked, because the promised federal government funding has yet to be delivered. The $120,000 is needed to net 40 acres of fruit.

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Defence Legislation Amendment (Enhancement of Defence Force Response to Emergencies) Bill 2020 Se...

October 06, 2020

There haven't been a lot of outcomes from the fires of last summer. The inquiries are still happening. There are tentative recommendations but we haven't seen a lot of action. So I'm really pleased to see that Defence can get its stuff together and get a bunch of recommendations through to be considered by this parliament.

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COVID-19: Aged Care Speech

September 02, 2020

Does the Prime Minister refuse to condemn Tony Abbott because he privately agrees?

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Environment and Energy Committee Report

September 02, 2020

I'm pleased to be standing to speak on the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Amendment (Transparency in Carbon Emissions Accounting) Bill 2020 report that was done by the Standing Committee on the Environment and Energy. This is starting to look at something that we need to spend more time looking at, and we need to make sure we get it right.

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Freezing the Aged Pension

September 01, 2020

For the first time in more than 20 years, age pensioners are not going to receive a regular pension increase this month, but this government just doesn't care.

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Intelligence and Security Joint Committee Report

September 01, 2020

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