Speeches

Privileges and Members' Interests Committee Report Bruce Billson privileges referral

September 21, 2018

I want to express my disappointment at the way Mr Billson interacted with the committee. His correspondence is there to be seen. Probably more worryingly, given the high esteem they are held in in this House, I am also disappointed in the lawyers acting on behalf of Mr Billson, Minter Ellison. I think their submission is quite incredible. They reflected on the ability of this parliament—this House of Representatives in particular—to be able to...

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Belmont Pink and Blue Ladies 70th birthday celebrations speech in Parliament

September 20, 2018

The pink and blue ladies, more formally known as the Belmont District Hospital Auxiliary, recently celebrated their 70th birthday. I was very grateful for the opportunity to attend their recent celebration of this important milestone. The pink and blue ladies have provided invaluable support and comfort to patients and their families and the staff at Belmont Hospital. During the 70 years of their existence the auxiliary has raised almost $2 mi...

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STATEMENTS BY MEMBERS;Aged Care - 17 Sep 2018

September 17, 2018

The seat of Shortland has over 40,000 people over the age of 60. It's a fabulous place to retire, and we have many people coming up from Sydney and other places. We are at the focal point of the aged-care crisis in this nation. I meet with aged-care residents and their families regularly. They have huge issues and huge challenges to face. I meet with the workers there, who face low pay and considerable pressures on their time. For the Prime Mi...

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STATEMENTS BY MEMBERS - Shortland Electorate: Caves Beach Public School 50th Anniversary

September 13, 2018

This coming Sunday I'm pleased to be attending an open day to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Caves Beach Public School.    Caves Beach Public is an integral part of the Caves Beach and Swansea communities, and to reach this milestone in public education is a cause for celebration in our community.

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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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