Speeches

90 Second Statement - River Of Drought Support Flows From Paterson

December 10, 2018

I rise today to thank my constituents in Paterson who continue to reach out to those who have been so horrendously impacted by the drought.

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VIDEO - RIVERS OF DROUGHT SUPPORT FLOW FROM PATERSON - AUGUST 13, 2018

November 18, 2018

A community of just over 9,000 people has raised around $70,000 for those who have been devastated by the drought. Hats off to all at the Bull N Bush Hotel Medowie and organisers Chris Doohan and Ben Niland. Every dollar you've raised sends a message to those on the land that they are not alone in this terrible time.

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VIDEO - CONSTITUENCY STATEMENT, CHILDCARE - JUNE 25, 2018

November 18, 2018

The Government's new childcare package isn't about giving our kids a good educational start in life; it's about money.

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VIDEO - FARM HOUSEHOLD SUPPORT BILL - JUNE 26

November 18, 2018

I spoke In support of an amendment to the Farm Household Support Bill, which will extend the Farm Household Allowance from three cumulative years to four for each recipient, but placed on record my anger with Prime Ministers Turnbull and Abbott, and Ministers for Agriculture Joyce and Littleproud, for not offering this to farming families sooner.

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VIDEO - GET BEHIND MAITLAND REGIONAL MUSEUM - JUNE 26, 2018

November 18, 2018

I was able to speak in Parliament about Maitland Regional Museum's push to find a permanent home for our city's rich history and artefacts. You, too, can be one of the 1001 $100 Foundation Supporters who are working towards this goal. To find out how, email [email protected]

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VIDEO - WORKERS DESERVE THEIR PENALTY RATES - JUNE 28, 2018

November 18, 2018

One in five Paterson workers stand to lose penalty rates this weekend to the tune of an average $77 per person. Meanwhile Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his Government want to give big business an $80billion tax cut. I spoke in Parliament about this and told them exactly what I thought.

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