Speeches

NINTH CLOSING THE GAP REPORT - WE ARE NOT CLOSING THE GAP - February 15, 2017

November 18, 2018

Today I spoke on the ninth Closing the Gap report, which shows that we are not closing the gap at all.

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THE IMPORTANCE OF THE NDIS - February 15, 2017

November 18, 2018

The NDIS is so important - we must ensure the Turnbull Government does not undo Labor's good work. Today I spoke about a Metford family whose lives have been changed. I know there are hiccups, but we must work to iron them out.

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RARE VOICES AUSTRALIA - SUPPORT FOR RARE DISEASES - February 16, 2017

November 18, 2018

Today I met Chris Walker, from Raymond Terrace, who was in Canberra with Rare Voices Australia to lobby for more funding for rare diseases. Chris is a strong advocate for his grandsons Jordan and Logan, and I'll do what I can to help.

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RISING POVERTY AND INEQUALITY IN AUSTRALIA - February 27, 2017

November 18, 2018

Today I spoke on the rising poverty and inequality in Australia, and how the Turnbull Government is intent on making things worse.

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TRIBUTE TO LIESL TESCH AND GRAEME INNES - February 27, 2017

November 18, 2018

Today I paid tribute to Liesl Tesch and Graeme Innes for their advocacy for people with a disability. Its so important we get the NDIS right.

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GOVERNMENT MUST REDUCE PENSIONER DEEMING RATES - February 28, 2017

November 18, 2018

Today, I called on the Turnbull Government to stop its war on pensioners and reduce deeming rates in line with the marketplace. Thank you, Philip Healey, for allowing me to share your letter.

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WE'LL PUT PEOPLE FIRST