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Bills: Help to Buy Bill 2023, Help to Buy (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2023; Second Reading (27 Feb 2024)

“I rise to speak to the Help to Buy Bill 2023. This scheme is like throwing a bucket of water onto a house fire. This scheme acts like a lottery, with availability for just 0.2 per cent of those eligible. It should go without saying that Australians shouldn't have to win the lottery in order to have a secure home. What's more, this scheme adds to demand, not to supply. It's actually going to...”

Questions without Notice: Housing (15 Feb 2024)

“My question is to the Minister for Housing. Minister, regarding housing, how are negative gearing and capital gains tax discounts good?”

Bills: Treasury Laws Amendment (Cost of Living Tax Cuts) Bill 2024, Treasury Laws Amendment (Cost of Living — Medicare Levy) Bill 2024; Second Reading (12 Feb 2024)

“I move the amendment as circulated in my name: That all words after "House" be omitted with a view to substituting the following words: "(1) notes that these revised tax cuts will still make economic inequality in Australia worse by: (a) giving politicians and CEOs on incomes more than $200,000 three times the value of tax cuts compared to the average worker; (b) only providing the poorest 20...”

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  • Has spoken in 54 debates in the last year — average amongst Representatives.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 57 times in debates — well below average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)