Speeches

The Morrison-Joyce Government has failed on aged care

October 25, 2021

We support any steps that will fix the aged-care system, but this bill, like so much of what this government has done, is a very meagre response. It's a bare minimum. It's probably not even a minimum. It falls short of the sorts of things that older people who are in aged care and their families and the people who care for them should be expecting.

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Raise Our Voice: Twaha's Speech

October 25, 2021

Raise our Voice Australia asked young people to speak up about something that matters to them so their voices could be heard at the highest level. I received a speech from 12-year-old Twaha Noor who attends Richmond High and the agricultural centre of excellence. It's on something important to many people in my electorate of Macquarie—gender equality. I'd like to read it so Twaha's young voice can be heard loud and clear by everyone in this pl...

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Rapid Antigen Testing

October 21, 2021

Why is the Morrison government so slow to act and so mute on a tool that can help us get back to some sort of normality? I'm talking about rapid antigen testing, an extra tool the world has in its toolkit to give people an additional way to protect others as we open up, but you wouldn't know much about it if you're in Australia.

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Question to the Prime Minister: Climate Change

October 19, 2021

My question is to the Prime Minister. The minister for regionalisation said yesterday that regional Australians are out of sight and out of mind for the Liberal Party. Is that why the Prime Minister has refused to recognise the economic opportunities of climate action for regional Australia for so long?

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Australia's been misled on climate change

October 19, 2021

These people seem to think it's okay to play a game, and not just this game. It's a game that's not just going to cost in the future; it's already costing this country now. It's costing people in my electorate now. These people seem to think that you're a competent government if you have 21 different energy policies in the course of your government. Seriously!

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A leader is someone who shows up

October 19, 2021

In times of crisis, fire, flood or pandemic a leader is someone who shows up, someone who rolls up their sleeves, pulls on their boots and does what needs to be done. That's the bare minimum, in my mind. But how does that description measure up for this Prime Minister, for 'Mr Hawaiian holiday', 'Mr It's a matter for the states' or 'Mr The rules don't apply to me'?

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