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.…

VETERANS AND FAMILIES - SPEECH - AUGUST 16 2017

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

We really have to look at how the Department of Veterans' Affairs works in this country and how we look after people - not only whilst they are serving but also when their days of service are over.…