Speeches

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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APPROPRIATION BILLS NO 3 AND NO 4 - VIDEO - FEBRUARY 14, 2018

November 18, 2018

The $1.5 billion in proposed appropriation that these two Bills address is, for the Turnbull Government, the equivalent of some small change down the back of the lounge. But in Real Australia, where my constituents and I live, it's a mindboggling sum.

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APPROPRIATION BILLS NO 3 AND NO 4 - TRANSCRIPT - FEBRUARY 14, 2018

November 18, 2018

The $1.5 billion in proposed appropriation that these two Bills address is, for the Turnbull Government, the equivalent of some small change down the back of the lounge. But in Real Australia, where my constituents and I live, it's a mindboggling sum.

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MANY REASONS TO CELEBRATE - VIDEO - FEBRUARY 12, 2018

November 18, 2018

I was proud to sing the praises of Cessnock Performing Arts Centre, Maitland Riverlights Multicultural Festival and Maitland Showgirl Movement today in Parliament.

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GOVERNMENT'S PFAS CONTAMINATION SENATE REPLY HUGELY INADEQUATE - VIDEO - FEBRUARY 6, 2018

November 18, 2018

Please, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Remove the Department of Defence from any role in management of the #PFAS contamination crisis. Accept that innocent lives,hopes and futures have been decimated. Act immediately to put things right and give people a way out of this diabolical mess.

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