TRANSCRIPT - INNOVATION IN PATERSON - September 11, 2017

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Innovation isn't just about technology; it's not just about economics or economies. In its purest sense, innovation is about the application of better solutions and meeting new or existing needs. So this evening I'm here to tell you about innovation in my electorate of Paterson in its most human form.…

TRANSCRIPT - CLIMATE CHANGE - September 11, 2017

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Climate change is real. It's not a religion. It's not something that you believe in or don't believe in. It is science, and our farmers are hit harder than anyone else, due to a prevalence of extreme weather events.…

TRANSCRIPT - MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE: ENERGY - September 7, 2017

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

It beggars belief that Australia's energy future is so close to the cliff that here, in this chamber today, the two main planks of this government's solution—the two pages, excuse the pun, Member for Page—could well have been ripped from a 1950's history book.…

TRANSCRIPT: SELECT COMMITTEE ON REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND DECENTRALISATION - September 9, 2017

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

From the start, our broad brief has been to explore ways to increase the growth and prosperity of rural and regional Australia. This is a matter that sits at the heart of the wellbeing and fortunes of the people of Paterson, which spans wine country in the west, industry, coalfields, the booming regional city of Maitland, the Williamtown RAAF base and aerospace park, and the blue water wonderland of Port Stephens.…