MEN'S SHEDS - May 31, 2017

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Men's Sheds are terrific. Today I want to congratulate Salamander Men's Shed, the 2322 Men's Shed at Beresfield and the Raymond Terrace Men's Shed for receiving funding under the National Shed Development Program.…

ENERGY PAYMENT AND PENSIONER CONCESSION CARD - May 30, 2017

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Labor will support this bill to provide a one-off energy payment to pensioners and to reinstate the pensioner concession card. But we are not fooled, and Australian pensioners are not fooled either. They know that this government does not really understand what our pensioners need. This government uses the word 'fair', but it does not have the will, and I believe it does not really have the wherewithal, to legislate effectively for fairness.…

PORT STEPHENS KOALAS - May 29, 2017

Monday, May 29, 2017

Port Stephens Koalas is a volunteer organisation in my electorate of Paterson that works tirelessly to rescue and care for sick and injured koalas.…

APPROPRIATION BILLS - BUDGET IS NOT FAIR - May 24, 2017

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Labor has publicly committed to supporting the supply, so Labor will not oppose these appropriation bills. But that does not mean that we support the sentiments underlying these bills—sentiments that prioritise millionaires and multinationals over ordinary Australians and that seek to redefine fairness, turning it into a fairy tale.…

THIS BUDGET IS NOT FAIR - May 11, 2017

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Treasurer touted this budget as being about fairness, security and opportunity from a government that is innovative and agile. I see none of that.…