Speeches

Higher Education Support Amendment (Job-Ready Graduates and Supporting Regional and Remote Studen...

September 01, 2020

The Prime Minister speaks of giving hope but his actions aren't matching his words, and this legislation, the Higher Education Support Amendment (Job-Ready Graduates and Supporting Regional and Remote Students) Bill 2020, is an example of that. This legislation takes away hope, takes away hope from young people, and it should not be passed by this parliament.

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Mrs Gladys Joyce Brook

August 31, 2020

If you're part of the Hawkesbury equestrian scene, chances are you've heard the name Joyce Brook. She is a strict officiator, and you won't be trotting around her arena with your shirt not tucked in.

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Coronavirus Economic Response Package (Jobkeeper Payments) Amendment Bill 2020 Second Reading Speech

August 26, 2020

I rise to support the extension of JobKeeper for another six months because for many of the businesses in my electorate of Macquarie in the Blue Mountains and the Hawkesbury, this is the only thing keeping their heads above water.

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Matters of Public Importance: COVID-19 and Aged Care

August 25, 2020

One of my constituents, Denise Newton, has summed up where we find ourselves right now. Quoting an academic she'd been listening to on the radio as she drove to meet me and the Leader of the Opposition last week, Denise said, 'COVID has been like an X-ray, showing where all the broken bits are.'

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Questions Without Notice: Aged Care

August 24, 2020

My question is to the Prime Minister. Why did the Prime Minister say, in July, that a complete withdrawal of an aged-care workforce could not be anticipated or foreshadowed

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Telecommunications in Bowen Mountain

August 24, 2020

Residents in Bowen Mountain have spent nearly a month without a landline or internet connection thanks to a Telstra cable being cut. Their situation was more dire because this is one big mobile black spot. People have had to work from cars on the side of the road to get a bar of signal, kids have missed out on video classes and study for the HSC or uni assignments was near impossible.

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