Speeches

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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Needs based Education funding, St Pius X Windale NAPLAN results

August 22, 2018

I rise today to congratulate St Pius X in Windale on their absolutely fantastic NAPLAN results. In the category of schools they are in, their year 3 students came first in the whole of Australia in reading, grammar, punctuation and mathematics, and second in writing and spelling. Their year 5 also excelled, coming first nationally in writing, spelling and mathematics, second in reading, and third in grammar and punctuation. I can't emphasise e...

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MATTERS OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE Energy SPEECH

August 21, 2018

I'll give this to the member for Kooyong: he's a trier. He keeps following up. He keeps trying. He's a stayer. Unfortunately, he's also the Groucho Marx of energy ministers, where he's saying, 'This is my energy policy. If you don't like this one, I've got another one! I've got another one ready to go.' He's had five energy policies in two years—five in two years! He's had three in seven days, since Tuesday of last week, when he had his tr...

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