House of Representatives 25 May 2015.Read more
House of Representatives, 25 May 2015.Read more
Condolence Motion for former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser.Read more
Telecommunications (Interception And Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 Speech - House Of Representatives
Speech on Telecommunications (Interception And Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014 Speech.
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Australian Institute Of Judicial Administration/Migration Council Conference Speech - Access To Justice In Multicultural Australia
Speech: Access to justice in multicultural AustraliaRead more
Constituency Statement In Australian Parliament About Abbott Government Cuts To Community Group Grant Funding
Early last month I held a meeting with community groups that have had their grant funding cut by the Abbott government.
I would like to speak tonight about a topic very dear to my heart – the constitutional recognition of Australia’s indigenous peoples.Read more
The Acts and Instruments (Framework Reform) Bill updates and consolidates the arrangements for the registration, tabling, scrutiny and repeal of a range of Commonwealth instruments. The bill implements the recommendations of a statutory review of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003 in 2008 led by a committee comprising Mr Anthony Blunn AO, Mr Ian Govey and Professor John McMillan AO. The bill makes a number of reforms to the arrangements for delegated legislation under the Legislative Instruments Act 2003, which sets out a comprehensive regime for the registration, tabling, scrutiny and repeal of legislative instruments. It consolidates the Acts Publication Act 1905, which deals with statutes, and the Legislative Instruments Act 2003 into a new legislation act. It integrates the database of Commonwealth acts and the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments into a single Federal Register of Legislation. It provides that Commonwealth instruments which are not legislative in character and therefore not captured by the present Legislative Instruments Act be registered on the Federal Register of Legislation as a new category of 'notifiable instrument'. Finally, the bill makes various other technical changes to consolidate the handling of Commonwealth instruments.Read more