Speeches

Federal Parliament - Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (Charges) Bill 2021

May 25, 2021

"Now is not an appropriate time to recover costs and hit a sector that is already suffering and hurting—not just from COVID but from this government's ideological battle against higher education."

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Federal Parliament - Higher Education Support Amendment (Extending the Student Loan Fee Exemption...

May 25, 2021

"This government abandoned our universities during the pandemic. There is no other word for it. There is no other way to describe it."

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Federal Parliament - Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2021-2022

May 25, 2021

"When you really sit down and have a conversation with someone, when you really talk to them about their lives, their hopes, their futures and their dreams, what people want is security—that's all they want."

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Federal Parliament - Budget

May 24, 2021

"Australia ranks 22nd in the world on the Global Innovation Index, and we're going backwards."

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Federal Parliament - Dr Leela de Mel

May 24, 2021

"Leela, may you rest in peace. We will always remember you with love in our hearts and a smile on our faces."

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Federal Parliament - Infrastructure

May 13, 2021

"Over the eight long years that we've endured this Government, the modus operandi of this Government has been all about the announcement and not about the delivery."

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