TRANSCRIPT - ADJOURNMENT DEBATE, BUDGET - MAY 23, 2018

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

We need an extension of the Pacific Highway M1 to Raymond Terrace and an upgrade to the motorway. This is a junction of national importance and yet the government has put not one cent towards it.…

TRANSCRIPT - TREASURY LAWS AMENDMENT BILL, MAY 23, 2018

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

The people of my electorate of Paterson won't be bought and sold for a piddling $10 a week, I tell you now. Don't ever underestimate working Australians. We are resilient, we are problem solvers and we stand up for what it is right, and there is much in this budget that is patently wrong.…

TRANSCRIPT - TELECOMMUNICATIONS LEGISLATION AMENDMENT BILL 2017

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Labor considers it essential that all Australians have access to fast, reliable broadband. Considering all that is at stake, we support the Regional Broadband Scheme. We consider it to be appropriate that the costs of regional broadband are shared among companies who choose to compete directly with the NBN. But make no mistake, this entire NBN mess will go down as one of the great travesties and shames of this time in Australia.…

SPEECH - HIGHER EDUCATION STUDENT LOAN SCHEME - TRANSCRIPT - MARCH 26, 2018

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Universities Australia and the National Union of Students found that in 2012 two-thirds of Australian students lived below the Henderson poverty line and one in five students regularly skipped meals. How can the Turnbull government, with any conscience, now lower the student loan repayment threshold?…