Speeches

Congratulating the Toastmasters

October 18, 2018

We spend a lot of time talking in this place, and most of us don't seem to mind that too much—in fact, some of us clearly love the sound of our own voices.

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Frederick Whirlpool VC

October 18, 2018

It probably needed the skills of a former police investigator to get to the bottom of the mystery of Frederick Whirlpool, the first person in Australian uniform to be presented with the Victoria Cross.

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Windsor Heritage Forum

October 18, 2018

Thompson Square is the oldest square in the country and is being dug up and destroyed to make way for a replacement Windsor Bridge.

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Establishment of the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission

October 17, 2018

We support the establishment of a new single point of contact for aged-care consumers and providers of aged care that is focused on quality.

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Cumberland Plain Woodland

October 17, 2018

The construction of Western Sydney Airport involves the destruction of 359 hectares of Cumberland Plain Woodland.

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Labor's Preschool Commitment

October 17, 2018

Listening to those on the other side, it's very clear: this government is like an old house with a termite problem; it's being destroyed from the inside out, eaten away every second of every day, and there is only so long you can keep pretending that everything is okay before you just have to knock it down and start over.

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