VIDEO - FARM HOUSEHOLD SUPPORT BILL - JUNE 26

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

I spoke In support of an amendment to the Farm Household Support Bill, which will extend the Farm Household Allowance from three cumulative years to four for each recipient, but placed on record my anger with Prime Ministers Turnbull and Abbott, and Ministers for Agriculture Joyce and Littleproud, for not offering this to farming families sooner.…

VIDEO - GET BEHIND MAITLAND REGIONAL MUSEUM - JUNE 26, 2018

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

I was able to speak in Parliament about Maitland Regional Museum's push to find a permanent home for our city's rich history and artefacts. You, too, can be one of the 1001 $100 Foundation Supporters who are working towards this goal. To find out how, email maitlandrmuseum@gmail.com…

VIDEO - WORKERS DESERVE THEIR PENALTY RATES - JUNE 28, 2018

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

One in five Paterson workers stand to lose penalty rates this weekend to the tune of an average $77 per person. Meanwhile Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his Government want to give big business an $80billion tax cut. I spoke in Parliament about this and told them exactly what I thought.…

RESPONSE TO PFAS EXPERT PANEL ADVICE - SPEECH - May 10, 2018

Thursday, May 10, 2018

I spoke in Parliament today to place on the record the fact I am angry. I am angry at the timing of the release of the #PFAS Expert Health Panel's advice. I am angry at the way it was released. And I am gravely concerned by the contents of the report itself. My constituents and I demand an exhaustive study of any relationship between immune dysfunction and cancer, and we insist that the Department of Defence be stripped of its carriage of matters where it must be held to account.…