Speeches

RESPONSE TO PFAS EXPERT PANEL ADVICE - SPEECH - May 10, 2018

November 18, 2018

I spoke in Parliament today to place on the record the fact I am angry. I am angry at the timing of the release of the #PFAS Expert Health Panel's advice. I am angry at the way it was released. And I am gravely concerned by the contents of the report itself. My constituents and I demand an exhaustive study of any relationship between immune dysfunction and cancer, and we insist that the Department of Defence be stripped of its carriage of m...

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TURNBULL'S BOTCHED NBN HURTS US ALL - VIDEO - May 10, 2018

November 18, 2018

Here we are in the year 2018, attempting to keep ahead of the global technological wave while weighted down by Prime Minister Turnbull’s inferior NBN.

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VIDEO - SPEECH - PRIMARY INDUSTRIES RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT BILL - MARCH 27, 2018

November 18, 2018

I spoke in the House of Representatives in support of a proposed Primary Industries Bill. During this speech I took the opportunity to highlight the Turnbull Government's bewildering approach to green prawn imports and its potential to affect prawners such as Sue and Rob Hamilton, who work our local waterways.

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

November 18, 2018

I spoke against the Government's proposed legislative changes to our student loans scheme. We must stop the war on our young people and start offering them opportunities, not obstacles.

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REPLY TO REPORT, POWERING OUR FUTURE - VIDEO - FEBRUARY 14, 2018

November 18, 2018

Energy is the oxygen of our economy. With this report we should celebrate the fact that members of this standing committee from different areas in this political arena came together to create a document that charts a path forward. That's right, a consensus was achieved across four parties, and that is no mean feat in an area that has seen so much division—and derision, I might add.…

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VIDEO- STATEMENT BY MEMBER - LETTER FROM ANN CLOUT TO PM AND WIFE - MARCH 26, 2018

November 18, 2018

I did my best to ensure Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his wife Lucy received Ann Clout's invitation to visit their Fullerton Cove home, which is affected by Williamtown RAAF Base PFAS contamination. I read Ann's letter in the House of Representatives for the Parliamentary record.

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