Parliament House, Canberra.Read more
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.Read more
Delivered at Melbourne University.Read more
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.Read more
THE PLEBISCITE: WHAT WOULD MENZIES, HOWARD & WHITLAM HAVE DONE?
Delivered at the Whitlam Institute by the Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMGRead more
I have long been a supporter of marriage equality. That does not mean that I do not appreciate that it is an issue that is difficult for many people. It is an issue that has been difficult for many within my own party.Read more
Perth, Western Australia.Read more