Speeches

Federal Parliament - Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2020-2021

October 22, 2020

"Who gets to have a go? We have an incredible opportunity here to ensure that everybody gets to have a go, to ensure that the people who most need it get to have a vision of their lives where there is an opportunity to do good and to contribute."

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Federal Parliament - Child care

October 21, 2020

"On women's workforce participation, the Government have let women down. It's that simple. There is nothing in their Budget to help women participate in the economic reconstruction of our nation."

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Federal Parliament - Education Legislation Amendment (Up-front Payments Tuition Protection) Bill...

October 20, 2020

"If we continue to see university only as a means of getting a job, and if we continue to value university only as a means of getting a job, then we are never going to come to a position in this country where we value knowledge for its own sake."

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Federal Parliament - Diabetes

October 19, 2020

"It's very easy in this time of a global pandemic to forget about the families that are living with ongoing conditions, including type 1 diabetes. Even through the pandemic, JDRF and other diabetes foundations are continuing the work of their research and their fundraising."

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Federal Parliament - Services Australia Governance Amendment Bill 2020

October 08, 2020

"Keeping people on hold for hours at a time and keeping them waiting in lines for hours at a time does nothing to alleviate the stress, the pain and the mental health issues that are associated with people having to go on welfare."

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Federal Parliament - Australia's Family Law System Joint Select Committee - Report

October 08, 2020

"To the individuals who came and revisited very emotional times in their life, very emotional situations and experience in their lives, I thank you. I thank you for your bravery in coming forward. I thank you for your generosity in sharing your story."

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