Speeches

Federal Parliament - Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Improving Assistance for Vulnerable...

August 24, 2020

"While we may all acknowledge that childcare and early childhood education are really important and that these are really essential workers who've been part of our frontline defence in these times, and while we can take that opportunity to reflect on just how important good health and our children are, we still have one of the most expensive childcare systems in the world."

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Federal Parliament - HomeBuilder [18 June 2020]

June 18, 2020

"To ask people to have a handy $150,000 to devote to renovations in order to qualify for a $25,000 grant towards those renovations is, quite frankly, ridiculous."

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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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