Speeches

VIDEO - MARRIAGE EQUALITY BILL - December 6, 2017

November 18, 2018

The Marriage Equality bill has never been about political correctness, or removing the right of parents to control what their children learn at school. This bill has been about equality. Marriage equality. The people have spoken; love has won. The passage of marriage equality legislation through the Senate marked an historic milestone. Now it is up to the House of Representatives to take the final step.

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VIDEO - CREATING JOBS IN PATERSON - October 17, 2017

November 18, 2018

My constituents brought forward some great ideas during our recent Australian Jobs Taskforce hearings in Kurri Kurri and Raymond Terrace. I was able to share some of them in Parliament today.

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VIDEO - 50 CANCER DEATHS, ZERO GOVERNMENT ANSWERS - October 17, 2017

November 18, 2018

Last night in Parliament the Member for Maranoa spoke emotionally about the loss of a friend to cancer. This moved me to reflect on what members of my community in Williamtown and surrounds have endured for the past two years. #redribbons4redzone

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SPEECH - WILLIAMTOWN PFAS VICTIMS NEED SUPPORT - October 16, 2017

November 18, 2018

Parliament resumed today in Canberra and the first chance I got I was on my feet fighting for our community, imploring Defence Minister Marise Payne and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to come to Williamtown and share their plan to support those in my electorate hit by the PFAS contamination scandal.

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VIDEO - ADJOURNMENT DEBATE - INNOVATION IN THE HUNTER - SEPTEMBER 11, 2017

November 18, 2018

I applaud the many educators, support staff, businesses and workers within the disability sector who work to improve the outcomes for people with special needs. Paterson is so fortunate to have you, and I'm honoured to be your representative.

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SPEECH - BUSINESS TAX CUTS - OCTOBER 18, 2017

November 18, 2018

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