SPEECH - COMMUTER CAR PARKING IN GREENWAY - 17 AUGUST 2017

I rise today to raise a very important quality-of-life issue for local residents in my electorate—namely, accessibility to public transport and, specifically, commuter parking at local train stations. This is one of the single biggest issues raised with me as the local member. I constantly hear accounts of residents who are affected by the chronic lack of parking in our area, particularly at Schofields and Quakers Hill train stations. Continue reading

SPEECH - WITHDRAWAL OF THE SBS ADVERTISING FLEXIBILITY BILL 2017 - 10 AUGUST 2017

I rise to note yet another display of incompetence in the Communications portfolio from this government, with the removal of this SBS Advertising Bill that sought only to weaken the SBS. Continue reading

SPEECH - AUDIO DESCRIPTION - 10 AUGUST 2017

I rise to speak about audio description for blind and low-vision Australians and call on the Turnbull government to stop dragging its feet when it comes to increasing the availability of audio description services on free-to-air television. Continue reading

SPEECH - KEYNOTE ADDRESS - SOCIETY OF MOTION PICTURE AND TELEVISION ENGINEERS - 18 JULY 2017

SMPTE2017 CONFERENCE, SYDNEY  It is great to be here, with the people who make things work behind the scenes in media and communications, whether to a digital TV, to a smart device, or in a theatre.  Continue reading

SPEECH - COMMUNITY TELEVISION - 22 JUNE 2017

I rise to speak on community television in Australia and to call on government to continue its support for the transition of community television broadcasters to go 'over the top' to an internet distribution method. Continue reading

SPEECH - BROADCASTING LEGISLATION AMENDMENT (BROADCASTING REFORM) BILL 2017 AND THE COMMERCIAL BROADCASTING (TAX) BILL 2017 - 21 JUNE 2017

I rise to speak on the Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Broadcasting Reform) Bill 2017 and the Commercial Broadcasting (Tax) Bill 2017, which is the Turnbull government's second attempt at media reform in the now almost four years that the coalition government has been in office.  Continue reading

SPEECH - VALE MARK COLVIN - 20 JUNE 2017

I rise to pay tribute to a giant of journalism Mark Colvin. He was one of Australia's most respected journalists. Continue reading

SPEECH - QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY HONOURS RECIPIENTS IN GREENWAY - 15 JUNE 2017

I rise today to recognise recipients of the Order of Australia in Greenway. Guruswamy Jayaraman, commonly known as Jay Raman, and Elston Hynd were recognised with Queen's Birthday honours on Monday for their services to our local community. Continue reading

SPEECH - ENHANCING ONLINE SAFETY FOR CHILDREN AMENDMENT - 18 JUNE 2017

I rise to speak on the Enhancing Online Safety for Children Amendment Bill 2017.  Continue reading

SPEECH - BUDGET APPROPRIATIONS - 30 MAY 2017

SUBJECTS: 2017-18 Budget, Stake Park for Riverstone campaign, NBN consumer failings, ACCC internet speed monitoring, spectrum reform, SBS funding.  My friend the member for Richmond took the words out of my mouth when she said, 'This is a budget that does nothing for middle- and working-class Australia.' Continue reading