Speeches

ADDRESS TO PARLIAMENT: RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION BILL

February 09, 2022

My speech to Parliament on the Religious Discrimination Bill: it should have been a defining moment. Instead, the Morrison Government botched it.

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BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE

October 01, 2021

Business owners and operators are invited to a virtual business roundtable with their Federal Member and Labor’s Deputy Leader, Richard Marles.

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LATEST VETERAN SUICIDE FIGURES SHOW WE NEED TO DO MORE

October 01, 2021

The latest Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) figures on veteran suicide are a sobering reminder that we need to do more to tackle this national shame.

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COVID RESPONSE FAILS

August 04, 2021

Scott Morrison has likened the pandemic to the Olympics. The performance of this government during the pandemic is far from Olympian and, frankly, merits disqualification. This is a national emergency.

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LOCAL AGED CARE FAILS

June 16, 2021

Older and frail locals are not getting the help they need from this Government so they can live independently and with dignity at home.

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FAMILY COURT ABOLITION A TERRIBLE DAY FOR VULNERABLE FAMILIES

February 18, 2021

The Morrison Government’s abolition of a stand-alone Family Court is a terrible decision that will affect the lives of thousands of vulnerable children and families. The Family Court is too important to be traded for short-term deals and this shameful vote will hurt some of Australia’s most desperate and vulnerable people for years to come.

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WE'LL PUT PEOPLE FIRST