Second Reading Speech: Marriage amendment (definition and religious freedoms) Bill 2017

Last week this House did not sit but I came to Canberra to support our senators in the historic work they were doing to pass the bill that is now before us. And pass it they did, with a thumping majority of 43 in favour to 12 against.

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2017 Seniors' Morning Teas

I recently held at RSLs and community centres in my electorate of Isaacs five morning teas for seniors in my community.

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Federal courts

Our federal court system is in a dire state, and it is a direct result of mismanagement and neglect by the Attorney-General. 

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Marriage Law survey (additional safeguards) Bill 2017

I rise to speak on the Marriage Law Survey (Additional Safeguards) Bill 2017.

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Improving accountability in 2017 – Accountability and the law conference

Canberra.

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Adjournment speech

This week we witnessed the fourth terrorist attack in the United Kingdom in as many months.

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Constituency statement - Liberals abandon the City of Frankston

 I was recently in Frankston with the Leader of the Opposition, Bill Shorten, where we held a town-hall-style Q&A for local residents. It was a great success, with standing room only at the Frankston Mechanics Institute.

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Constituency statement - Liberals abandon City of Greater Dandenong

Twenty thousand people—that is the approximate number of residents in Melbourne's south-east who attended the department of immigration office in Dandenong over the past year. 

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Speech on annual report of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security

Parliament House, Canberra.

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"Achieving justice" - address to the Northern Territory Law Society

Darwin, Thursday 18 May 2017

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