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Aged Care Royal Commission

January 19, 2019

The Government has finally kicked off an aged care Royal Commission. Whilst I welcome this wholeheartedly, I am sceptical of the motive considering it has come just before an election and considering the current Prime Minister cut $1.2 billion from aged care funding when he was treasurer. There are 127,000 people waiting for aged care packages that they are entitled to however the funding is not there. I have one of the oldest elect...

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Fiji PM uges Morrison to do more to transition to renewables

January 19, 2019

The Government's 2030 emissions reduction target is inadequate - a 28% cut on 2005 levels. The Government's own figures which they released just before Christmas says they are not even going to meet it. The Government's own figures say they will only cut emissions by 7% versus 28%. And carbon pollution under this Government has increased every year since 2014. They have gone up 5%. What Craig and the Liberal Party are about is denying climate...

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Australia Day date and dress code

January 19, 2019

Our policy is we shouldn't look at changing Australia Day but what we have got from this Government is a tired old cultural war to distract from their disunity. In regards to the call for a dresscode, my constituents, quite frankly, don't care about the dress code of citizenship ceremonies on Australia Day. They care about more jobs, they care about better hospitals, they care about better schools. This is a massive effort of distraction fro...

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Speech at Labor National Conference on trade agreements

January 15, 2019

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ABC Leadership and Royal Banking Commission

October 03, 2018

I don't believe the ABC is biased. I have had cause to complain about or view many of the reports unfair against us but I think that's a good sign that both left and right think there's some reporting that’s not particularly fair to their side. The key thing here is this Government has attacked the ABC since 2013. We saw even this week that Mr Morrison is refusing to consult with the Opposition Leader about the appointment of a new chair even...

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Energy prices MPI speech in Parliament

September 11, 2018

What we have now is a Government driven by divisions. A Government that has an Energy Minister that is a climate change sceptic, who hates renewable energy, doesn’t want to provide certainty to the industry. We have a second speaker who denies the science of climate change. No wonder they have given up, but the great tragedy of this is, it’s not them that suffer. It’s not them that pay the price. It is households in this country. Every single...

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