SPEECH - LIVE ANIMAL EXPORTS - 21 MAY 2018

Amongst the headline issues my electorate office deals with on a daily basis—constituent problems with Centrelink, complaints about the NBN, complex case management for NDIS clients—it is notable that in the past few weeks I've received close to 1,000 representations from local Greenway residents by email, phone and in person regarding the latest reports of systemic abuse in the live animal trade for sheep. Continue reading

SPEECH - INTERACTIVE GAMBLING AMENDMENT (LOTTERY BETTING) BILL 2018 - 9 MAY 2018

I rise to speak on the Interactive Gambling Amendment (Lottery Betting) Bill 2018. Labor has long been on record with concerns about the impact of lottery betting or synthetic lotteries on Australian consumers and small businesses. Continue reading

SPEECH - TELECOMMUNICATIONS LEGISLATION AMENDMENT (COMPETITION AND CONSUMER) BILL 2017 AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS (REGIONAL BROADBAND SCHEME) CHARGE BILL 2017 - 9 MAY 2018

I rise to speak on the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Competition and Consumer) Bill 2017 and the Telecommunications (Regional Broadband Scheme) Charge Bill 2017 and I move the amendment as circulated in my name: Continue reading

SPEECH - ADDRESS TO THE AUSTRALIAN MIDDLE EAST MEDIA ANNUAL GALA DINNER - 27 APRIL 2018

**CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY** It is my great pleasure to be here representing the Leader of the Opposition, the Honourable Bill Shorten MP at the Australian Middle East Media’s Annual Gala Dinner this evening. Continue reading

SPEECH - COMMUNICATIONS LEGISLATION AMENDMENT (DEREGULATION AND OTHER MEASURES) BILL 2017 - 14 FEBRUARY 2018

The Communications Legislation Amendment (Deregulation and Other Measures) Bill 2017 contains a collection of proposals to reduce the regulatory burden on the broadcasting and telecommunication sectors. Continue reading

SPEECH - THE STATE OF NEWS MEDIA - 7 FEBRUARY 2018

A lot has changed in the 22 years since I made my first appearance in my local newspaper, the Blacktown Sun. Continue reading

SPEECH - MARRIAGE AMENDMENT (DEFINITION AND RELIGIOUS FREEDOMS) BILL 2017 - 6 DECEMBER 2017

I'm voting for this bill, the Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Bill 2017, and it is a fact that the electorate of Greenway, which I represent, voted no. I would like to address some of the commentary that's been circulating about seats in Western Sydney that voted no, including Greenway, where the split was 46.4 per cent yes to 53.6 per cent no in the marriage equality survey. Continue reading

SPEECH - SCHOOL PROJECTS IN GREENWAY - 6 DECEMBER 2017

I rise to recognise some wonderful work being done by local students in Greenway.  Continue reading

SPEECH - MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE - BROADBAND - 5 DECEMBER 2017

Paul Keating nailed it when it comes this Prime Minister. He nailed it in two words: no judgement.  Continue reading