Speeches

enabling legislation for the TransPacific Partnership, the Customs Amendment (Comprehensive and P...

September 13, 2018

I'm going to go to my deep concerns about elements that are within the free trade agreement and why it's so important that Labor have committed to fix those things when we're in government. This agreement yet again demonstrates that this government is intent on giving away the sovereignty of this nation. It is intent on trading away things that matter to the vast majority of Australian people for gains for certain sectors. I will first go to i...

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Shortland Local Sporting Champions

September 12, 2018

One of the great highlights of being a representative in this place is highlighting the great sporting achievements of my electorate of Shortland, and I was pleased to host a presentation for Shortland's most recent Local Sporting Champions. Congratulations go to Megan Nay, Cameron Howard, Kaitlyn Klein, Abbey Taylor, Kurt Donoghoe, Bronson Romani, Colby Robins, Rosanna Jennings, Jonah Anderson, Joshua Redd, Zoe Peden, Jorgie Hills, Tahlie Par...

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Energy prices MPI speech in Parliament

September 11, 2018

We’ve got the Government’s own regulator and the peak body for all the power companies in the country, not just renewables, saying their actions, there decision to surrender any attempt to provide  certainty on energy policy, means higher power prices, and the market has responded Mr speaker, the market has responded most emphatically. In the last month and a half wholesale electricity spot prices in Victoria have risen 81%.

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Joint Standing Committee on Treaties - Report (Trans Pacific Partnership)

August 23, 2018

I am, on the surface—unless someone convinces me otherwise—firmly opposed to TPP-11. I'm firmly opposed to it, because it undermines Australia's sovereignty. It gives away too much of Australians' sovereign powers for very little in return. Unfortunately, this is the case history when it comes to this government and trade agreements. They sell away Australia's rights, Australia's freedoms and Australia's legislative authority in return for tra...

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Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry

August 23, 2018

I rise to talk about the banking royal commission and to highlight the efforts of one of my constituents, Michelle Matheson. Michelle lives about five minutes from my electorate office. It was good to see her in Canberra last week with many other victims of the banking and financial services sector. Michelle was here to share her story of years of pain and heartache and the devastating impact that bad financial advice and corporate malfeasance...

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Turnbull Government

August 22, 2018

The truth is that the government stand for one thing: keeping Labor out of power, because they know that our positive policies will improve the lives of every Australian. The sooner they call an election and get out of the way, instead of their desperate attempt to hold onto power, the better for the Australian people.

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