Speeches

Federal Parliament – India

December 10, 2020

"In India there are currently nationwide farmers' protests happening in response to new agricultural laws in the country. Farmers in India say the new laws will leave them poverty-stricken and at the mercy of corporations and monopolies."

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Federal Parliament - Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

December 08, 2020

"It's time for the Australian government to reflect the moral position of the Australian people and sign the UN treaty. Our children deserve this."

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Federal Parliament - Immigration (Education) Amendment Bill 2020

December 08, 2020

"We have within our power the tools to ensure that the AMEP is an effective part of the settlement process. I urge the Government to listen to the service providers and the experts in this field."

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Federal Parliament - International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

December 07, 2020

"We need to reach women who are just trying to survive another day without getting beaten, punched, kicked or put down. We need to resource and fund the frontline workers and services who have access to some of the most isolated women."

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Federal Parliament - International Development Assistance

December 07, 2020

"We can make a difference here through bipartisanship and through working together, ensuring that, in Myanmar, the conditions are created to ensure the safe and dignified return of the Rohingya people to Rakhine state."

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Federal Parliament - Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2020

December 02, 2020

"That daily allowance that we get would be equivalent to a week of payment on JobSeeker if it goes back to its pre-coronavirus rate—$280 a week compared to $280 a day."

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