Statute Update (Autumn 2018) Bill 2018

Australian Parliament House, Canberra.

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National Security Statement, House of Representatives

Australian Parliament House.

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70th Anniversary of the Establishment of the State of Israel

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the State of Israel.

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Speech on support for Cambodian-Australian community

Australia has a proud history of passionate political expression, and last week, when Hun Sen, the Prime Minister of Cambodia, threatened to 'beat up' Australians who protest his visit to the ASEAN Summit in Sydney next month, he was rightly condemned by thousands of Australians both within and outside the Australian Cambodian community.

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Jim Stott tribute

Today I want to recognise the life of Jim Stott.

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Labor's approach to the problem of elder abuse

Thank you for the invitation to speak today, and for that kind introduction. It’s good that the serious issue of elder abuse has brought together such a list of distinguished speakers.  Congratulations to the Seniors Rights Service for organising this terrific conference.

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Matter of Public Importance - National Integrity COmmission

We in Labor have a proven record of fighting for integrity in government.

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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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