Speeches

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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Federal Parliament - Cowan Electorate: COVID-19

December 01, 2020

"One of the young girls in a year 9 class came up to me and said, 'You said that some people come to you and they ask for your help to bring someone back from overseas,' and I said, 'Yes,' and she said, 'Can you help me?' and she started bawling her eyes out."

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Federal Parliament - Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Bill 2019

November 30, 2020

"Let me tell you, when a family ends up in the family law court, it's because they have reached a stage where every form of mediation has broken down and they are at an acute stage of needing that assistance."

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

November 12, 2020

"The Australian people deserve to know what this Government means when they say 'Australian values'. They deserve to know at what point their Australianness is considered enough. Is it when they have been here 50 years?"

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Federal Parliament - Morrison Government

November 12, 2020

"I have come to rely on hope many more times in my life than I care to recall. But you can't eat hope. You can't feed your children hope. You can't pay the mortgage with hope."

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Federal Parliament - Senator Eric Abetz

November 12, 2020

"Senator Abetz's actions were not only corrosive to our social cohesion but also counterproductive to any fight against foreign interference at home or for human rights abroad."

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