Address to Lawyers for a Republic

NSW Parliament, Sydney.

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Criminal Code Amendment (High Risk Terrorist Offenders) Bill 2016 speech

House of Representatives, Parliament House, Canberra.

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Speech on 'Palace letters' between Queen Elizabeth II and Sir John Kerr

Parliament House, Canberra.

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Speech on National Redress Scheme

Parliament House, Canberra.

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Speech on National Security

Parliament House, Canberra

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Speech on Criminal Code Amendment (War Crimes) Bill 2016

House of Representatives, Canberra.

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Speech on Labor's support for equal rights for all Australians

Parliament House, Canberra.

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Speech on Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2016

This latest national security bill introduced by the Abbott-Turnbull government, the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2016, was originally introduced to the Senate on 12 November 2015.

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John Cain Foundation Lecture: Justice, social democracy and the cause of Labor

Delivered at Melbourne University.

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Speech on Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act, Federation Chamber, Parliament House

Many members in this place have been feeling a sense of deja vu these past few months. This Prime Minister, who so many Australians thought would lead or hoped would lead a reformist government, has not only failed to renounce the unpopular and flawed policies of the Abbott government but, like a recidivist who cannot help himself, has re-embraced and pursued these failed policies even while knowing that they are bad for the country.

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