House debates

Thursday, 12 November 2020

  • Bills (0 speeches)
  • Statements by Members (0 speeches)
    • Macquarie Electorate: NBN (1 speech)
      The Blue Mountains and Hawkesbury got a dud deal on the NBN—$57 billion left us with a mishmash of technology, most of it substandard. Finally there was the dangling from the government of...
    • COVID-19: Economy (1 speech)
      Let's get this great nation back to work. It's been two weeks of no community transmission nationwide, two months since community transmission in Queensland, three months in Tasmania and seven...
    • Diwali (1 speech)
      I would like to wish everybody celebrating this year are very happy Diwali. Diwali being celebrated this weekend is known as the festival of lights. It spiritually signifies the victory of light...
    • Sewing for Charity Australia (1 speech)
      I was honoured last Friday to join with the team at Sewing for Charity Australia to celebrate their fifth birthday. From humble beginnings in the lounge room and garage of founder Cass Gell's...
    • Eden-Monaro Electorate: Monaro Farming Systems (1 speech)
      Monaro Farming Systems covers Cooma, Bombala, Nimmitabel and surrounds. The group is a progressive community of innovative, forward-thinking graziers and growers. MFS accounts for 60 to 70 per...
    • Jones, Mr Doug (1 speech)
      With Remembrance Day, when we pay our respects to current and former defence personnel, having been marked yesterday, I would like to take a moment to share the loss of one of Bonner's Bayside...
    • Abetz, Senator Eric (1 speech)
      I regret having to stand here today to remind the House that no Australian should be singled out solely on the basis of their cultural background or heritage and have their loyalty publicly...
    • Australian Labor Party (1 speech)
      This week the Cold War in the Labor Party has broken out into open kinetic conflict. The member for Hunter finally said what most Australians have known for a long time when he said: 'Labor has...
    • Boyle, Mr William Robert (1 speech)
      Today I rise to talk about five generations of one family, of war medals that were lost 80 years ago, and of the dedicated pursuit of this family to bring them home. Mr Robert Boyle enlisted in...
    • COVID-19: Health (1 speech)
      I rise to speak about a fundamental human right: health access. Outcomes for the people of Mallee continue to suffer due to ongoing border closures and the clear indifference of the South...
    • Mahon, Hon. Hugh (1 speech)
      In this House, 100 years ago today, a grave injustice occurred. At 5 am on this day in 1920, debate concluded on the motion proposed by the Prime Minister Billy Hughes to expel the Labor member...
    • Robertson Electorate: Christmas Card Competition (1 speech)
      Local primary school schools across the Robertson electorate have now submitted their designs to our annual Christmas card competition. I look forward to seeing so many of the creative and...
    • Mahon, Hon. Hugh (1 speech)
      The partisan expulsion of Hugh Mahon from the Australian parliament 100 years ago was a serious injustice and it was a dangerous misstep in the early life of this parliament. It's a reminder that...
    • Remembrance Day (1 speech)
      Remembrance Day is a time to reflect on the peace secured by the sacrifice of Australian soldiers. Importantly, it reminds us that the battle for human freedom is ongoing. We must heed this...
    • Women in Parliament (1 speech)
      Like many members of this House, I have the privilege of speaking with lots of primary school students who are learning about parliament and about our democracy. Almost every time I do this, I am...
    • O'Connor Electorate: headspace (1 speech)
      I've been approached many times about the provision of more mental health services for youth in the beautiful coastal town of Esperance and I'm pleased to say that a new headspace will open in...
    • National Integrity Commission (1 speech)
      The Australian Federal Police Association has today slammed the Attorney-General's proposed integrity commission as a protection racket for government MPs. The government's proposed 'cover-up...
    • Longman Electorate: Non-Profit Groups (1 speech)
      Today I want to acknowledge the great work that not-for-profit groups on Bribie Island are doing for their community. Around three years ago a number of these groups got together and formed an...
    • Scullin Electorate: Diwali (1 speech)
      On behalf of the Labor Party I say happy Diwali to everyone around Australia who is celebrating the festival of lights. At Diwali, Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and Buddhists—some of the world's...
    • North Sydney Electorate: Diwali (2 speeches)
      This Saturday marks Diwali, one of the most important festivals in the Hindu, Sikh and Jain faiths. Thousands from the Indian-Australian community in my electorate will join over a billion people...
  • Questions without Notice (0 speeches)
    • JobKeeper Payment (10 speeches)
      My question is to the Treasurer. Were jobs lost in every single state and territory in the first full fortnight after he cut JobKeeper?
    • Morrison Government (2 speeches)
      My question is to the Prime Minister. Will the Prime Minister outline to the House how the Morrison government is demonstrating strong national and international leadership in addressing the...
    • JobMaker Hiring Credit (2 speeches)
      My question is to the Prime Minister. Can the Prime Minister confirm that last night the government did a deal with One Nation to allow workers to be sacked or have their hours cut for cheaper...
    • Morrison Government (2 speeches)
      My question is to Deputy Prime Minister, the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development. Will the Deputy Prime Minister inform the House how the Morrison-McCormack government...
    • JobMaker Hiring Credit (8 speeches)
      My question is to the Prime Minister. Will the Prime Minister guarantee that no worker will be sacked or have their hours cut for cheaper workers with a hiring credit?
    • Trade (11 speeches)
      Minister representing the minister for trade, don't China's trade sanctions and threats make a mockery of free trade agreements? Will your government now adopt self-reliance and recreation of...
    • COVID-19: Economy (2 speeches)
      My question is to the Treasurer. Will the Treasurer update the House on how the Morrison government's strong and decisive economic leadership is helping families, generating jobs and rebuilding...
    • JobMaker Hiring Credit (2 speeches)
      My question is to the Prime Minister. Will the Prime Minister guarantee workers over 35 looking for a job that they won't be turned away in favour of a young worker with a hiring credit?
    • COVID-19: Vaccine (2 speeches)
      My question is to the Minister for Health. Will the minister outline how the Morrison government's leadership in securing a COVID-19 vaccine has assisted in keeping Australian lives and...
    • JobMaker Hiring Credit (9 speeches)
      My question is to the Minister for Industrial Relations. Yesterday in this House the minister said that job ads that state a preference for workers who are under 35 and eligible for the hiring...
    • Environment (2 speeches)
      My question is to the Minister for the Environment. Will the minister outline to the House how the Morrison government is leading domestic and international efforts to protect and preserve our...
    • Employment (2 speeches)
      My question is to the Minister for Industrial Relations. Can the minister confirm that there is no protection against employers excluding workers over the age of 35 from even being allowed to...
    • Child Abuse: Cybersafety (8 speeches)
      My question is to the Minister for Home Affairs. Will the minister update the House on—
    • Income Support Payments (2 speeches)
      My question is to the Prime Minister. Marko from Hobartville is 53 and a qualified fitter whose work dried up about a month ago. He says he has been a victim of the government's illegal robodebt...
    • Energy (6 speeches)
      My question is to the Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction. Will the minister update the House on how the Morrison government's strong and decisive leadership in the area of energy...
    • Child Care (2 speeches)
      My question is to the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister has now had over a month to adopt Labor's cheaper childcare policy, which we announced on 8 October. Why is the Prime Minister sticking...
    • COVID 19: Economy (2 speeches)
      My question is to the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology. Will the minister please advise the House how the Morrison government continues to show strong leadership in the development...
    • Child Care (2 speeches)
      My question is to the Prime Minister. Imogene, from Sandringham in the member of Goldstein's electorate, is a part-time management consultant with two children, and her family is not eligible for...
    • COVID-19: Housing (2 speeches)
      My question is to the Minister for Housing and Assistant Treasurer. Will the minister please update the House on how the Morrison government is leading the housing market's recovery from the...
    • Environment: Native Species (6 speeches)
      My question is to the Minister for the Environment. In June 2019 the minister announced protecting native species was an immediate priority. Why is it then that almost 18 months later 170 out of...
    • Climate Change (2 speeches)
      My question is to the Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management. Will the minister outline to the House how the Morrison government is demonstrating international leadership by...
    • JobMaker Hiring Credit (2 speeches)
      My question is to the Prime Minister: 48-year-old Nicole lost her job in March and is looking for a full-time position. She says that job ads which express a preference for younger workers...
    • COVID-19: Southwest Pacific (3 speeches)
      My question is to the Minister for International Development and the Pacific and Assistant Defence Minister. Will the minister outline to the House how the Morrison government's strong regional...
  • Personal Explanations (0 speeches)
    • (5 speeches)
      I wish to make a personal explanation.
  • 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.
  • Business (0 speeches)
    • Leave of Absence (4 speeches)
      I move: That leave of absence be given to every member of the House of Representatives from the determination of this sitting of the House to the date of its next sitting.
  • Statements on Indulgence (0 speeches)
  • Matters of Public Importance (0 speeches)
    • Morrison Government (23 speeches)
      I have received a letter from the honourable member for Chifley proposing that a definite matter of public importance be submitted to the House for discussion, namely: How the Government's...
  • Committees (0 speeches)
    • Corporations and Financial Services Committee; Report (4 speeches)
      On behalf of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services, I present the committee's report, incorporating dissenting reports, entitled Regulation of auditing in...
    • Law Enforcement Committee; Report (1 speech)
      On behalf of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement, I present the committee's report titled Illicit tobacco. Report made a parliamentary paper in accordance with standing order...
  • Adjournment (0 speeches)
    • COVID-19: Victoria (1 speech)
      For many of us in Victoria, this last fortnight has been a milestone. When we made our way to Melbourne Airport on Sunday to fly here to Canberra, our Comcar took us on the highway past Gisborne,...
    • Nicholls Electorate: Transport Infrastructure (1 speech)
      I am proud to be a member of the Liberal-National government that delivers on nation-building, job-creating infrastructure, particularly in regional and rural Australia. The Nationals in...
    • Public Housing (1 speech)
      Imagine for a minute a single mum, aged 39, raising four kids on her own, all living together in a small house, and there's something else living in the house as well—mould. It sounds like...
    • Leichhardt Electorate: Cairns University Hospital (1 speech)
      I say to the honourable member: if he's got some spare tradies, send them in busloads up to Leichhardt. We're desperately short of tradies up there. I rise tonight to highlight a critical project...
    • National Integrity Commission (1 speech)
      I want to talk today about integrity or, more specifically, the profound lack of it in the Morrison government. Last month, the Prime Minister mounted his high horse to proclaim that the...
    • Mackellar Electorate: Community of Calm (1 speech)
      I rise today to acknowledge the work done by the members of a local group on the Northern Beaches. This innovative and compassionate group is known as the TAPS Community of Calm. This volunteer...
  • Bills (0 speeches)