Speeches

2021 Queen's Birthday Honours

June 21, 2021

The Queen's Birthday honours have once again recognised outstanding members of the Macquarie community.

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Aged Care and Other Legislation Amendment (Royal Commission Response No. 1) Bill 2021 Second Rea...

June 21, 2021

It's right that we're here again talking about aged care, because this has been one of the signature issues that has faced the government. At every turn they have failed to take adequate steps to address the real challenges that are facing residents in aged care and the staff who work in aged care. I talked to my community about this because they know that there is a crisis.

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What are the Libs focussing on?

June 21, 2021

While the National Party is busy swapping seats and the Prime Minister is digging into his family history, you have to wonder who is focused on the important work that's still to be done following the floods. Three months after the Hawkesbury saw the biggest flood in 30 years, there's limbo as we await announcements about federal-state funding agreements.

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Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2021-2022 Consideration in Detail

June 16, 2021

I'm very disappointed that the minister for emergency management isn't able to be in this chamber right now to hear the questions about the responsibilities that he has, and the first is around the Emergency Response Fund. It's been more than two years since the $4 billion Emergency Response Fund was announced. That was in the 2019 budget speech, and in the latest rounds of estimates it was confirmed that the ERF has still not released a singl...

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Climate Change and New Jobs

June 16, 2021

We want to see more jobs in Penrith. We certainly want to see them just across the border in my electorate of Macquarie and heading all the way through to Lithgow, which will need to see some really good job creation. Renewable energy will provide enormous opportunities if only we move on it now, if only we get started, instead of continuing a debate about denial. So I'm very grateful to Prime Minister Boris Johnson for his comments. He has na...

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Fuel Security (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2021 Second Reading

June 16, 2021

I live in a peri-urban area. We go everywhere by car. When fuel prices go up, we feel it first. We spend more on fuel and tolls and we don't have the easy option of public transport. So this fundamental issue of fuel supply security is absolutely essential for a community like Macquarie.

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