Speeches

Bushfire victims being left behind

June 17, 2020

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Petition: Parramatta Female Factory Heritage Listing

June 16, 2020

I table this petition on behalf of the federal member for Parramatta , Julie Owens. The Parramatta Female Factory Friends have collected 11,155 signatures that ask the House to do all in its power to enable the female factory site to be nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site so it can become a living museum and national resource centre managed jointly by a federal and state government trust with the expertise to conserve and interpret t...

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National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Amendment (Governance and Other Matters) Bil...

June 16, 2020

This is one of the issues that's going to be key in our ability to help people recover from the economic crisis and from the financial crisis they have personally faced during the COVID-19 pandemic. When I think about 31,000 apprenticeships and traineeships disappearing from New South Wales, it's a horrific thought, particularly for a community like mine in the Hawkesbury where so many people have built their business and their life on their a...

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Veterans Suicide

June 15, 2020

I also acknowledge those on the opposite side and on our side who've served. It is an amazing thing that you have done, and your service isn't forgotten. I have Richmond and Glenbrook RAAF bases in my electorate, and there's hardly a visit there where the issue of veteran suicide doesn't come up. Cautiously, people have shared with me their insights into the mental health challenges of mates during and after service. I've also got many former...

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Western Sydney Airport and its Flight Paths

June 15, 2020

We've had lots of announcements about Western Sydney airport. We've seen the announcements about the terminal and rail line. We've seen politicians with hard hats and high-vis, and bulldozers at the ready. But do you notice the one thing that's missing? The flight paths.

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Diabetes

June 15, 2020

I am very pleased to speak about an issue that I've learnt more and more about in the last 10 years or so, and I want to thank the co-convenors of Parliamentary Friends of Diabetes for bringing this motion to parliament.

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