Speeches

Rapid Antigen Testing

October 21, 2021

Why is the Morrison government so slow to act and so mute on a tool that can help us get back to some sort of normality? I'm talking about rapid antigen testing, an extra tool the world has in its toolkit to give people an additional way to protect others as we open up, but you wouldn't know much about it if you're in Australia.

Read More

Question to the Prime Minister: Climate Change

October 19, 2021

My question is to the Prime Minister. The minister for regionalisation said yesterday that regional Australians are out of sight and out of mind for the Liberal Party. Is that why the Prime Minister has refused to recognise the economic opportunities of climate action for regional Australia for so long?

Read More

Australia's been misled on climate change

October 19, 2021

These people seem to think it's okay to play a game, and not just this game. It's a game that's not just going to cost in the future; it's already costing this country now. It's costing people in my electorate now. These people seem to think that you're a competent government if you have 21 different energy policies in the course of your government. Seriously!

Read More

A leader is someone who shows up

October 19, 2021

In times of crisis, fire, flood or pandemic a leader is someone who shows up, someone who rolls up their sleeves, pulls on their boots and does what needs to be done. That's the bare minimum, in my mind. But how does that description measure up for this Prime Minister, for 'Mr Hawaiian holiday', 'Mr It's a matter for the states' or 'Mr The rules don't apply to me'?

Read More

GP Shortages

October 18, 2021

The Morrison government's decision to exclude most of the Blue Mountains and the Hawkesbury from the new Distribution Priority Area classification means that doctors in the Bonded Medical Program can't meet their return-of-service obligations in my area, and that makes the local GP shortage worse. Often it's not just an issue of attracting the GPs; it's also an issue of attracting the bulk-bill incentives.

Read More

Australian Reading Hour

October 18, 2021

Read More