Thursday, 1 August 2019
Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2019-2020, Appropriation Bill (No. 2) 2019-2020, Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 1) 2019-2020; Second Reading
I'm pleased to rise to speak on Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2019-2020, which gives me the opportunity to raise a few pertinent issues. Firstly, I would like to extend my thanks to New South Wales Senator Kristina Keneally for her fantastic promotion of the upcoming Conservative Political Action Conference. Senator Kenneally's comments have made sure that this conference gets very wide publicity in all the newspapers, TV programs and talkback radios, and for that we must thank her.
The CPAC is the most highly respected and prestigious conference that has occurred annually in the USA for the last 46 years. We've seen previous speakers such as President Ronald Reagan, President George W. Bush and the current President, Donald Trump, over recent years. This year, it is coming to Sydney for the first time. We've got really radical speakers such as former Deputy Prime Minister John Anderson, former Labor leader Mark Latham, former Queensland Premier Campbell Newman, my colleague Senator Amanda Stoker, Nigel Farage from the Brexit Party, Janet Albrechtsen and Indigenous leaders—