Speeches

Retail Trading Amendment (Boxing Day) Bill 2017

September 19, 2017

I oppose this Government's plans to rob retail workers of their precious time off with their family at Christmas time—probably one of the most special times in our calendar, a time set aside for us to spend what is, for some, rare time with our families.

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Public Health Amendment (Review) Bill 2017

September 13, 2017

I am delighted to contribute to debate on the Public Health Amendment (Review) Bill 2017, which relates to the important but controversial issue of vaccinations.

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WSU BUSINESS SCHOOL GRADUATION OCCASIONAL ADDRESS

September 12, 2017

As you all know, education is the greatest equaliser and the foundation of a fair and just society.

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LOMANDRA WELCOMED TO PARLIAMENT

September 12, 2017

It was a special privilege to join the students and staff of Lomandra School in my electorate of Campbelltown to do the 96km trek from Owers Corner to the Kokoda village in the eastern peninsula of Papua New Guinea just a few weeks ago.

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Apprenticeship and Traineeship Amendment Bill 2017

September 12, 2017

We oppose this bill in its current form and will move appropriate amendments to the Act for a number of purposes but most notably to abolish the Vocational Training Review Panel [VTRP] and transfer all of the panel's powers to the Commissioner for Vocational Training.

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Kokoda Track

September 12, 2017

This year marks the seventy-fifth anniversary of the New Guinea campaign, which marked the turning point for Australian defence of the Pacific front in World War II. I acknowledge the countless acts of heroism and endurance and pay my respects to the Australian diggers who so bravely fought across New Guinea at the battles of Kokoda, Bougainville, New Britain and many others.

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