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Inquiry into the spread of cane toads - ABC Radio interview

February 13, 2019

"I think, to be frank, without getting to another bigger issue, as the climate changes we’re going to see warmer temperatures in our area which will help them and obviously more rain in summer, which will help them, but they are a very flexible species. They can adapt from dry heat to wet heat to even cooler, temperate conditions, as long as there’s a bit of water to survive they’ve shown a real propensity to go anywhere. It’s inevitable, with...

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Cane toad inquiry first public hearing - New2UW.com radio interview

February 13, 2019

"At the moment the spread in NSW is confined to northern NSW – the north coast and the rivers region – but if things don’t change they are gradually moving south and if we don’t solve this problem we can expect them to be in the Hunter sometime in the next decade or two."

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The future of coal mining in the Hunter - ABC 1233 Drive

February 11, 2019

"We have to be frank and honest with people . . . I welcome the jobs and the income that the coal industry has delivered in our region and will continue for a couple more decades. I do welcome that. I’m not ashamed to come from a coal region. But we need to take a national approach to reducing emissions rather than piecemeal decisions around individual mines and that’s why it is important to take action to reduce emissions properly. That’s wh...

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Banking Royal Commission findings - 2HD radio interview

February 05, 2019

I don’t think anything will change until we alter the system significantly and, quite frankly, ASIC, when they find a criminal breach, instead of their automatic response being to negotiate a settlement, they should be prosecuting banks and in fact laying criminal charges where it makes sense. And where someone has broken the law they should go to jail. That’s the only way bankers will learn.

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Liberal Leadership Spill, Liberal bullying and intimidation allegations, Peter Dutton au pair all...

September 01, 2018

We are at 48% female representation, something I'm exceedingly proud of, the Liberals around 20% and that goes to the culture of their organisation and the culture of bullying and intimidation that we saw on display last week where some blokes in the Dutton camp were clearly running around threatening preselections forcing people to sign petitions.

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Liberals leadership and NEG - ABC RADIO NEWCASTLE – DRIVE PROGRAM  WITH PAUL BEVAN

August 23, 2018

PAUL BEVAN: Pat Conroy, Thanks for joining us. PAT CONROY: Afternoon Paul. BEVAN: I can just hear you over the sounds in the background (plays recording of cork popping and celebrations). The party's underway? CONROY: No, sadly it isn't. It's just a gross embarrassment for the nation and the scenes today in Parliament when the Liberals adjourned the House early and we forced a vote on it... the Parliament had so much to do. Just to gi...

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