Transcripts

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

November 18, 2018

Mr Speaker, I rise to speak on the private member's bill that celebrates the achievements of people with disability in our community.

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HANSARD - Government's assault on pensioners: deeming rates must be reviewed - February 28, 2017

November 18, 2018

I rise today to speak on the Turnbull government's continuing assault on pensioners and, specifically, its refusal to review deeming rates.

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HANSARD - NO CHANGE WARRANTED TO 18C OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION ACT - March 1, 2017

November 18, 2018

I strongly support the committee's findings that there should be no change to the substantive law, no change to section 18C, and I urge the Turnbull government to drop this hateful nod to past behaviours that no longer serve our community.

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HANSARD - CENTRELINK DEBT DEBACLE - March 20, 2017

November 18, 2018

I rise today to speak about the robo-debt debacle. It may no longer be in the news every single day but it is absolutely in the lives of many thousands of Australians every single day.

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HANSARD - END THE MEDICARE FREEZE - March 20, 2017

November 18, 2018

We have been hearing some rumblings and some vague references in the past few days about the government thinking it may lift its forecast six-year Medicare freeze. Well, I say hallelujah; it is high time.

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HANSARD - VET STUDENTS LOANS OMBUDSMAN - March 22, 2017

November 18, 2018

The VET Student Loans Ombudsman is very welcome. In fact, Labor took a policy to establish such an ombudsman to the election last year.

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