House debates

Thursday, 8 October 2020


Services Australia Governance Amendment Bill 2020; Second Reading

12:35 pm

Photo of Luke GoslingLuke Gosling (Solomon, Australian Labor Party) Share this | Hansard source

Services Australia and APS people have been let go by the government that you're a member of. In the Northern Territory that has had a specific outcome, which has been a massive decrease in enfranchisement. I'm extending, through you, Deputy Speaker, my thanks to the member for New England, who said: 'Enough of that—regional Australia has been underrepresented for too long and we can't let another regional seat go.' I would expect that someone from Sydney would argue against that, as I understand some have been, but it's unfortunate. Australia is a big place. The Northern Territory is one-sixth of the Australian land mass—250,000 people. They deserve to be represented fairly down here. (Time expired)


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