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

SPEECH - LOCAL WOMEN OF THE YEAR 2017 - 29 MAY 2017

I rise today to praise the efforts of three remarkable women who have each been recognised as a Local Woman of the Year for 2017.  Continue reading

SPEECH - THE NAPPY COLLECTIVE - 23 MAY 2017

For several years I have been pleased to support an initiative called the Nappy Collective. Continue reading

SPEECH - CYBER SAFETY - 22 MAY 2017

Labor is committed to protecting children from exposure to inappropriate material over the internet, at home, school and at other public access points. Continue reading

SPEECH - MARIST 180 WELLBEING SOLUTIONS LAUNCH - 19 MAY 2017

Good morning. Can I first acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which we meet and pay my respects to their Elders, both past and present. Thank you to the team at Marist 180 for having me here today.  Continue reading