Speeches

Another storm, another pile of useless NBN boxes

November 19, 2021

Another storm season and another pile of useless NBN boxes for people on fibre to the kerb in the Blue Mountains and Hawkesbury. Since a storm last Thursday, I've had nearly 100 people contact me because their NBN box has blown, by far the majority from Winmalee, Yellow Rock and Hawkesbury Heights.

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A stench of hypocrisy from the Government benches

October 28, 2021

This government is big on claiming they support freedoms, but there's a stench of hypocrisy rising from the government benches. In their minds, all people deserve freedoms but some people deserve fewer freedoms than others. According to the Deputy Prime Minister, there should be freedom from legislation for any targets on zero emissions by 2050, and the Prime Minister has the freedom to keep the modelling of their so-called targets secret.

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Personal Explnation - BBRF

October 28, 2021

I have written dozens and dozens of letters of support that have been requested over the last five years for grant programs, including the BBRF, and I encourage any group or organisation in Macquarie who applies for a government grant to be in touch with my office. Thank you, Speaker.

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Thank you again to frontline workers

October 28, 2021

Mr Deputy Speaker, we can't say thank you enough to frontline workers who've seen us through, hopefully, the worst of the pandemic, whether it's the people at shop counters and restocking shelves or those who care for others—aged-care workers, vaccinators and testers, nurses and hospital staff, GP teams, childcare workers, disability workers, emergency services workers.

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Hawkesbury Heights

October 28, 2021

Hawkesbury Heights, in the Blue Mountains, has no safe footpath to walk or ride the four kilometres to the local high school, the primary school, the shops or even to the local lookout and early learning centre.

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Communications and the Arts Committee

October 28, 2021

I feel a bit exasperated rising to speak on this topic, and it's not because the committee hasn't done terrific work in pulling together this report. But it does echo the recommendations that this government has received over many years about things that could be done to make a big difference to the arts sector. I fear that this is yet another report that they will largely ignore, cherry-picking only one or two recommendations for political ex...

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