House debates

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

  • Ljubic, Mrs Maria (1 speech)
    I rise to pay tribute to Maria Ljubic, who is soon to celebrate her 30-year anniversary as a cleaner here at Parliament House. Maria came to Australia from Croatia in 1970 and started cleaning at...
  • Taxation (1 speech)
    If Labor were to win government, all Australians would have to pay more. Looking just at my electorate of Fairfax, I ask the Leader of the Opposition—and indeed all those members...
  • Surf Safety (1 speech)
    Last summer, unfortunately, two international students from the University of New South Wales, fresh from Nepal, went for a swim at Maroubra Beach. Tragically, they never went home; they drowned...
  • Inverloch Jazz Festival (1 speech)
    It is a privilege at any time for a local member to be asked to open a festival, especially the Inverloch Jazz Festival. I've waited a long time to be invited to open the Inverloch Jazz Festival....
  • Lindsay Electorate: Country Women's Association (1 speech)
    Today I rise to congratulate my local chapter of the Country Women's Association. It's hard to believe that in my electorate I have a Country Women's Association, but they had a 90th birthday,...
  • Defence Procurement (1 speech)
    Deputy Speaker, congratulations on your new appointment as Deputy Speaker. I was delighted to join the Prime Minister and the ministers for Defence and Defence industry a couple of weeks ago at...
  • Xavier Catholic School (1 speech)
    Earlier this month the state member for Armadale, Dr Tony Buti, and I joined many of my fellow former students, teachers and parents of St Francis Xavier Primary School, now called Xavier...
  • La Trobe Electorate: Roads (1 speech)
    I have some fantastic news. The Beaconsfield Interchange will finally be underway this year, together with the O'Shea Road extension. This will open up Minta Farm, which will create 10,000 jobs....
  • Mental Health (1 speech)
    Congratulations on your appointment, Mr Deputy Speaker Hogan. Australians for Mental Health represents four million Australians suffering from poor mental health, and their family and friends....
  • Lathlain Precinct Redevelopment Project (1 speech)
    On Saturday morning the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment visited my electorate of Swan. I took the minister to Lathlain Park to formally present the West Coast Eagles CEO and members...
  • Education (1 speech)
    Leah is a member of my local community and a proud early childhood educator, and she has been so for over 31 years. Leah understands how precious the early years of a child's life are to the...
  • Bennelong Electorate: Harmony Cup (1 speech)
    On Saturday I participated in sixth annual Harmony Cup at Eastwood Oval. This soccer tournament is organised each year by the Australian Asian Association of Bennelong to coincide with Harmony...
  • Bendigo Electorate: National Broadband Network (1 speech)
    During 2017 complaints about the NBN rollout skyrocketed across the Bendigo electorate. On a daily basis we were receiving phone calls and complaints from constituents and businesses about their...
  • OneSKY Project (1 speech)
    I was delighted to attend last week the headquarters of Thales Australia in Melbourne for the next stage of the rollout of the OneSKY project. OneSKY is a major project. It was launched by then...
  • Wills Electorate: National Disability Insurance Scheme (1 speech)
    I held an NDIS stakeholder forum in my electorate of Wills to coincide with the rollout of the scheme in the area. I was pleased to be joined by Bill Shorten, champion Paralympian Dylan Alcott...
  • Chisholm Electorate: Dividend Imputation (1 speech)
    This speech is a caution to my constituents in Chisholm. Beware, because Bill Shorten and the Labor Party are coming for your money. I want my constituents to remember two things: nobody's...
  • Lalor Electorate: Water (1 speech)
    As people in this chamber know, I proudly represent an agricultural area called Werribee South, where we have growers who proudly grow vegetables to supply the state of Victoria. It's an area of...
  • Outback Way (1 speech)
    I rise today to welcome to parliament some very important constituents who are here in Canberra representing an amazing road infrastructure project, the Outback Way, Australia's longest shortcut....
  • Schools (1 speech)
    Today 60 teachers and principals from around Australia came to Canberra to speak about something that my Labor colleagues and I are incredibly passionate about—that is, giving every...
  • Trade (2 speeches)
    Last week I was fortunate to travel to South America on a self-funded trip. I was very impressed to see the agricultural soils of Argentina and to see the opportunities there but, in contrast,...