Speeches

Federal Parliament - Tertiary Education

June 18, 2020

"It takes a special kind of someone to use the system, take the opportunities that are given to them, and then turn around and whack the door closed to anyone else wanting to do the same. But that's what this government has done."

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Federal Parliament - Education Legislation Amendment (2020 Measures No. 1) Bill 2020

June 17, 2020

"We're talking about research. We're talking about collaboration. We're talking about soft power. We're talking about Australia's standing in the world and in our region."

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Federal Parliament - Queen's Birthday Honours

June 17, 2020

"I would like to warmly congratulate Mr Romalis and to thank him for his service to Australia."

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Federal Parliament - Mr Laurie Kerr

June 16, 2020

"Laurie, may you rest in peace now."

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Federal Parliament - National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Amendment (Governance a...

June 15, 2020

"How do we equip a future workforce, not just with knowledge, which they can get through an academic university degree, but with the skills to apply that knowledge and demonstrate competency, which they can get through vocational education and training?"

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Federal Parliament - Robodebt

June 11, 2020

"It's just really, really hard to sit with somebody who's received a debt notice, who has terror and fear about what's going to happen to them, who feels like they are being strongarmed and harassed, and who comes to your office and, in tears, speaks to you in detail about the impact that this has had on them."

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