House debates

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

  • Privilege (0 speeches)
    • (1 speech)
      On 29 November the member for Tangney raised as a matter of privilege whether, during the inquiry by the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters into the 2016 election, the committee had...
  • Committees (0 speeches)
  • Resolutions of the Senate (0 speeches)
    • Live Animal Exports; Consideration of Senate Message (64 speeches)
      The following message from the Senate has been received: The Senate transmits to the House of Representatives the following resolution which was agreed to by the Senate this day: That the Senate...
  • Bills (0 speeches)
  • Business (0 speeches)
    • Rearrangement (10 speeches)
      I move: That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent: (1) private Members' business order of the day No. 17 relating to the National Integrity Commission Bill 2018 standing...
  • Bills (0 speeches)
  • Statements by Members (0 speeches)
    • International Volunteer Day (1 speech)
      Today is International Volunteer Day, and on every International Volunteer Day across the Bendigo electorate we like to acknowledge some of the superstars in our community. To begin with, though,...
    • Taxation (5 speeches)
      I would like to draw the House's attention to the issue of Labor's proposed retirement tax, which would enable them to steal—
    • National Disability Insurance Scheme (1 speech)
      I want to speak about the NDIS, which is something that is very close to my heart. On this side, we remain proud of the NDIS and we're determined to make it a success. A future Labor government...
    • Mackellar Electorate: Monika's Doggie Rescue (1 speech)
      Monika's Doggie Rescue is Australia's largest no-kill charity. Since opening its doors in 2001, Doggie Rescue has saved the lives of over 12,000 dogs. Monika's Doggie Rescue is in Ingleside, a...
    • Canberra Electorate (1 speech)
      This is my final 90-second statement for 2018. I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has helped me serve and advocate for the Canberra community over the course of the year. On...
    • Berowra Electorate: Beecroft Rugby Club (1 speech)
      Beecroft Rugby Club is an excellent sporting club in my electorate, with its headquarters in Headen Park, Thornleigh. The BRC is this year celebrating its 20th anniversary. The club was formed in...
    • Oxley Electorate: Mount Ommaney Small Business Awards (1 speech)
      Recently, I had the pleasure of attending the Mount Ommaney Small Business Awards, hosted by hardworking local state MP Ms Jessica Pugh, alongside the Queensland Minister for Employment and Small...
    • Groom Electorate: Telecommunications (1 speech)
      I'm very pleased to acknowledge the official activation of the new mobile phone tower just off the Goombungee Meringandan Road north-west of Toowoomba. This was a priority location under the...
    • Petition: Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (1 speech)
      I rise today in parliament to formally table a petition signed by close to 1,400 people around Australia who are living with myalgic encephalomyelitis, sometimes known as chronic fatigue...
    • People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (2 speeches)
      I'm not usually one to ham it up, but the cat has been let out of the bag. We have reports of an organised campaign to change the way Australians speak by removing meat related metaphors. A...
    • Member for Fadden (3 speeches)
      Fair suck of the sauce bottle! Have I not heard it all! That was an amazing contribution from the member for Tangney. I want to start by responding to some of the ill-informed remarks that were...
    • Economy (6 speeches)
      With the national accounts released again today, we see the Australian economy is rock-solid and growing. But we have to remember, of course, that the strong economy we have is not the endgame by...
    • United Voice (1 speech)
      I had the great privilege recently of welcoming a team of United Voice members to our nation's parliament. I thank Kylie Grey, Trevor Rogers, Darcy Castrignano, Sajita Sitaula Aryal, Gamal...
    • Fisher Electorate: Sunshine Coast Casino (1 speech)
      If ever there were any doubt, this week we have finally demonstrated once and for all that the Sunshine Coast community utterly rejects Mayor Jamieson's desire to see a casino built in our...
    • Energy (1 speech)
      Monty Python is not meant to be an idiot's guide to government, but that's what we have opposite. I'm a fan of Life of Brian, as you might expect, but art is coming dangerously close to imitating...
    • Flynn Electorate: Bushfires (1 speech)
      In the last week, many fires have been burning across the electorate of Flynn. I'm happy to announce that the fires have been extinguished thanks to rain overnight—up to 40 mil in most...
    • Tasmania: Energy (1 speech)
      This government claims its policy—and might I say lack of—is driving down power prices. I'm not sure what planet it's on, because power prices in Tasmania are going up and up under a...
    • Queensland: Bushfires (1 speech)
      The bushfires in Queensland are a timely reminder to stay vigilant as summer begins. I want to give a shout-out to the hundreds of firefighting volunteers from South Australia who joined efforts...
    • Morrison Government (1 speech)
      Every year on Thanksgiving, the US President gathers in the rose garden with his advisers, family and members of the US press gallery for the annual turkey pardon. It's a great ceremony. The...
    • Energy (2 speeches)
      In recent weeks we have heard a lot about the big stick, and I note the contribution and the attempt at Monty Python humour earlier. What we do need to talk about will be the application of this...
  • Questions without Notice (0 speeches)
    • Economy (6 speeches)
      My question is to the Prime Minister. Today's national accounts confirm that, over the last quarter, Australia's economic growth rate has gone down and living standards have fallen. Growth in...
    • Rural and Regional Services (2 speeches)
      My question is to the Deputy Prime Minister. Will the Deputy Prime Minister update the House on how a strong economy enables investment in the services that regional Australians rely on and how a...
    • Energy (8 speeches)
      My question is to the Prime Minister. Does the Prime Minister agree with the Business Council of Australia, which today said about the government's discredited forced divestment policy: It is...
  • Distinguished Visitors (0 speeches)
    • (1 speech)
      Before I call the member for Fairfax—if the member for Hunter could contain himself for a second—I'd like to inform the House we have joining us in the front row of the gallery this...
  • Questions without Notice (0 speeches)
    • Economy (2 speeches)
      My question goes to the Treasurer. Will the Treasurer update the House on how a strong economy allows the government to deliver services and a lower cost of living for all Australians, including...
    • Energy (2 speeches)
      My question is to the Treasurer. Can the Treasurer confirm reports this morning that the member for Curtin told the government that its discredited forced divestment policy threatened investment,...
    • National Security (2 speeches)
      My question is to the Attorney-General. Will the Attorney-General update the House on the steps that the government is taking to strengthen national security and protect Australians? Is the...
    • Energy (7 speeches)
      My question is to the Prime Minister. Does the Prime Minister agree with the now Independent member for Chisholm that the government's discredited forced divestment policy is: … totally...
    • Economy (2 speeches)
      My question is to the Minister for Women and Minister for Jobs and Industrial Relations. Will the minister update the House on how a strong economy enables the government to provide support for...
    • Energy (2 speeches)
      My question is to the Prime Minister. Is the Prime Minister aware that according to today's media reports energy companies, business groups and even government members are warning that the Prime...
    • Defence Industry (5 speeches)
      My question is to the Minister for Defence. Will the minister update the House on how a strong economy enables government to embark on record spending in defence, creating a sovereign defence...
    • Energy (2 speeches)
      My question is to the Prime Minister. The Courier Mail reports that the Morrison government is threatening Queenslanders with the forced privatisation of their state-owned power assets, with the...
    • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (6 speeches)
      My question is to the Minister for Health. Will the minister update the House on how a strong economy enables the government to subsidise new treatments for Australian patients living with...
    • Energy (2 speeches)
      My question is to the Prime Minister. I refer to his previous answer. Doesn't his answer mean that his government is seeking the power to privatise electricity assets in Tasmania, Queensland and...
    • Science (2 speeches)
      My question's to the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology. Will the minister please update the House on how a stronger economy enables the government to support science and technology...
    • Banking and Financial Services (11 speeches)
      My question is to the Assistant Treasurer. The Assistant Treasurer is responsible for financial services, including the big banks. Since he became Assistant Treasurer, how many victims of...
    • Energy (2 speeches)
      My question is to the Minister for Energy. Will the minister update the House on how a strong economy ensures the government can take action to lower power prices, including for those in my...
    • Assistant Treasurer (4 speeches)
      My question is to the Assistant Treasurer. Today's media report that the Assistant Treasurer is announcing a review of the ability of health supplement companies to label their products as made...
    • Mayo Electorate: South Eastern Freeway (4 speeches)
      My question is to the Deputy Prime Minister. For several years my electorate has been promised an upgrade to the South Eastern Freeway between the towns of Crafers and Stirling. As you know, this...
    • Defence Industry (2 speeches)
      My question is to the Minister for Defence Industry. Will the minister update the House on how a strong economy enables the government to create jobs and opportunities for small and medium...
    • Assistant Treasurer (2 speeches)
      My question is to the Prime Minister. Is the Prime Minister aware that the Assistant Treasurer attended an LNP event with the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, an...
    • Schools (3 speeches)
      My question is to the Minister for Education. Will the minister update the House on how a strong economy enables the government to deliver record school funding for Australian students, parents...
  • Auditor-General's Reports (0 speeches)
    • (1 speech)
      I present the Auditor-General's performance audit report No. 14 of 2018-19 entitled Joint Strike Fighter—Introduction into service and sustainment planning: Department of Defence. Document...
  • Documents (0 speeches)
    • Presentation (1 speech)
      Documents are tabled in accordance with the list circulated to honourable members earlier today. Full details of the documents will be recorded in the Votes and Proceedings.
  • Matters of Public Importance (0 speeches)
    • Energy (22 speeches)
      I have received a letter from the honourable member for McMahon proposing that a definite matter of public importance be submitted to the House for discussion, namely: The Government's...
  • Business (0 speeches)
    • Rearrangement (1 speech)
      I move: That business intervening before order of the day No. 45, government business, be postponed until a later hour this day. Question agreed to.
  • Bills (0 speeches)
  • Delegation Reports (0 speeches)
  • Committees (0 speeches)
  • Bills (0 speeches)
  • Motions (0 speeches)
    • Consideration of Legislation (19 speeches)
      I move: That so much of the standing orders be suspended as would prevent the Member for Port Adelaide from moving the following motion immediately: The House: (1) notes the Government has failed...
  • Bills (0 speeches)
  • Business (0 speeches)
  • Bills (0 speeches)
  • Constituency Statements (0 speeches)
    • Blair Electorate: Centenary of Armistice (1 speech)
      Recently I had the honour of driving to Toogoolawah in the northern part of Blair to attend the opening of an exhibit commemorating the Centenary of Armistice. The exhibit titled An End to...
    • Swan Electorate: Lathlain Precinct Development Project (1 speech)
      I rise today to update the Chamber on an announcement I made in my electorate of Swan during the last break. I'm very proud to share with the Chamber that the Morrison Liberal government will...
    • Lalor Electorate: 2018 (1 speech)
      As 2018 draws to a close, I want to take a few minutes to reflect on the year that has been. It has been a joy once again to interact with residents from all corners of our community and share...
    • Road Safety (1 speech)
      All of us are inspired by different things, and one of the things that truly inspires me is seeing young people fulfil their potential—typically with high energy, an enormous amount of...
    • Save South Head Campaign (1 speech)
      South Head in Sydney Harbour National Park is an oasis that attracts visitors from around the world to enjoy walking trails with stunning harbour views, abundant natural beauty and tranquil...
    • Queensland: Bushfires (1 speech)
      Last week my electorate of Flynn was devastated by extreme bushfires. I'm glad to say that with an ease in weather conditions and rainfall overnight, the fires have been extinguished. Curtis...
    • Townsville: Employment (1 speech)
      Townsville has always had a strong public sector presence. We are the city that is proud to have the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, the Australian Institute of Marine Science and...
    • Telecommunications (1 speech)
      I spend a lot of time listening to my constituents, and some topics come up time and time again. One of those topics, maybe even the No. 1 issue, raised with me is mobile telecommunications or,...
    • Brand Electorate: Workplace Relations (1 speech)
      Over the next few days, as members head back to their electorates and their families, it's important to reflect on the year that has been and the year to come. Earlier this year I had the...
    • Hinkler Electorate: Welfare Reform (1 speech)
      I rise to discuss with the House the cashless debit card rollout trial for my electorate of Hinkler and, once again, the activities of the Greens. This legislation was passed through both the...
    • Holt Electorate: Centenary of Armistice (1 speech)
      I want to commend my local community, particularly with respect to the way in which various organisations have celebrated and commemorated the Centenary of Armistice on Remembrance Day. Ours is...
    • Pitch@Palace (1 speech)
      I'm delighted to take this opportunity to acknowledge a wonderful program that's encouraging innovation and entrepreneurs—the Duke of York's Pitch@Palace. Pitch@Palace guides, helps and...
    • Whitlam Electorate: Stephen Jones Active Citizen Awards (1 speech)
      Each year I provide an award, the Stephen Jones Active Citizen Award. The idea is to recognise students from my electorate who constantly display the ideals of social justice and play an active...
    • Page Electorate: Cabbage Tree Island Public School, Evans Head (1 speech)
      Cabbage Tree Island is a wonderful community, and the school is an integral part of it. This Saturday, Cabbage Tree Island Public School will celebrate 125 years since it was established in 1893....
    • WestConnex (1 speech)
      Tonight work starts at the Pyrmont Bridge Road site for WestConnex stage 3. The project starts tonight but the community consultation processes are next week! What we have is a state government...
    • Judo (1 speech)
      I want to quickly talk about the sport of judo. Judo was invented in 1882 by Jigoro Kano in Japan. It's a modern martial art. It's an Olympic sport and has been for many years, and will soon be a...
    • Invictus Games, Werriwa Electorate: Shepherd Centre (1 speech)
      I have spoken in this place before about Andrew Wilkinson and his excellent results in the recent Invictus Games. It was a pleasure to catch up with Andrew in my electorate office last month, to...
    • Endometriosis (1 speech)
      My home state of South Australia has a proud history of leading the nation with firsts for women. It was the first state to allow women to vote and stand for parliament, in 1894, and it was the...
    • Hindmarsh Electorate: Stronger Communities Program (1 speech)
      I rise to talk about some magnificent community groups within my electorate, some fantastic volunteers, that do vital community work, and I was very pleased to support them to gain some grants...
    • Mackellar Electorate: Avalon Beach Surf Lifesaving Club (2 speeches)
      My electorate of Mackellar is filled with magnificent beaches and some incredible surf lifesaving clubs. For years, proud Northern Beaches residents have claimed that we have some of the best...
  • Statements by Members (0 speeches)
    • Mabo, Dr Bonita, AO (3 speeches)
      I rise to firstly acknowledge traditional country—the Ngambri and Ngunawal people of this part of Australia. I rise to acknowledge today, as many other people have done, including the Prime...
  • Committees (0 speeches)
  • Adjournment (0 speeches)
    • (1 speech)
      I move: That the Federation Chamber do now adjourn. Question agreed to. Federation Chamber adjourned at 18:24