SPEECH - SCHOFIELDS STATION COMMUTER PARKING - 29 NOVEMBER 2018

In September, I was pleased to rise in parliament to talk about an important development in one of the long-running community campaigns in my electorate: the urgent need for more commuter parking at Schofields train station. Continue reading

SPEECH - RIVERSTONE NEIGHBOURHOOD CENTRE & COMMUNITY AID - 28 NOVEMBER 2018

Recently I was disturbed to learn that scores of community organisations were to be stripped of federal funding from the Financial Wellbeing and Capability Activity program emergency relief stream. One of the organisations affected by this decision is the Riverstone Neighbourhood Centre and Community Aid Service Inc, which services my electorate. Continue reading

SPEECH - NATIONAL APOLOGY TO VICTIMS AND SURVIVORS OF INSTITUTIONAL CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE - 24 OCTOBER 2018

I add my voice to those of the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition to say how sorry I am for the abuse that occurred and was uncovered by the royal commission. I'd like to reflect on a couple of points. Continue reading

SPEECH - COPYRIGHT AMENDMENT (ONLINE INFRINGEMENT) BILL 2018 - 24 OCTOBER 2018

The legal framework of copyright is necessary to ensure the income generated by arts, culture and heritage is fairly distributed between the creators and the institutions and entrepreneurs who make it available. Continue reading

SPEECH - ADDRESS TO COMMSDAY MELBOURNE CONGRESS 2018 - 9 OCTOBER 2018

*** CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY *** I acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which we meet and pay my respect to Elders past and present. Continue reading

SPEECH - CONSTITUENCY STATEMENT - SCHOFIELDS STATION COMMUTER PARKING FUNDING - 18 SEPTEMBER 2018

In my electorate of Greenway, we have seen enormous growth as the north-west sector continues to expand. Suburbs such as The Ponds, Kellyville Ridge, Stanhope Gardens, Schofields, Quakers Hill and Riverstone continue to grow, and access to public transport remains a critical issue. Continue reading

SPEECH - ADDRESS TO PACIFIC CONNECT FORUM - 6 SEPTEMBER 2018

I acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which we meet, and pay my respects to Elders past and present. Continue reading

SPEECH - KERALA FLOODS - 22 AUGUST 2018

I rise tonight to address the parliament about the devastating floods that have befallen southern India. Continue reading

SPEECH - GRIEVANCE DEBATE - COMMUNICATIONS - 21 AUGUST 2018

I grieve for the state of communications policy and regulation in Australia, which languished for almost five years under this current Prime Minister when he was Minister for Communications and under his hapless successor, Senator Mitch Fifield. Continue reading

SPEECH - BROADCASTING LEGISLATION AMENDMENT (FOREIGN MEDIA OWNERSHIP AND COMMUNITY RADIO) BILL 2017 - 20 AUGUST 2018

Labor does not oppose the Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Foreign Media Ownership and Community Radio) Bill 2017, which contains measures negotiated over a year ago between the Turnbull government and Pauline Hanson's One Nation, but Labor condemns the Turnbull government for its lack of principles, its complete dysfunction and its utter disdain for evidence based policy and the public interest which brought about the measures in this bill. Continue reading