Speeches

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 - 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 - Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing and Other Legislation...

November 11, 2020

"Since 2013, the Government have repeatedly missed deadlines in their own anti-money-laundering and counterterrorism financing reform timetable, and I find it quite extraordinary for the Government to walk around crowing about how tough they are on security."

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Federal Parliament - Family Law Amendment (Western Australia De Facto Superannuation Splitting an...

November 09, 2020

"Imagine how many de facto couples in the last 12 months have had to go through the courts and have had to go through the distribution of their financial assets—couples who could have had this legislation in place 12 months ago if this Attorney-General, a Western Australian, had done his job."

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Federal Parliament - COVID-19 & education

November 09, 2020

"We've been very fortunate in Western Australia that the impact of COVID-19 on our schools, with schools closing down and disruption to education, hasn't been as acute or as acutely felt as it has in other parts of Australia."

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Federal Parliament - Palmer, Mr Clive [9 November 2020]

November 09, 2020

"Last week, the High Court made its ruling and rejected his bid to have WA's border closure ruled invalid. And he was ordered to pay costs, which are estimated to be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Let's hope he pays them!"

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