SPEECH - ADDRESS TO INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATIONS (IIC) AUSTRALIAN CHAPTER - 21 AUGUST 2019

***CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY*** Good evening, thank you for joining me, it is a pleasure to be here. Continue reading

SPEECH - VISION AUSTRALIA RADIO FUNDING - 29 JULY 2019

***CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY*** I want to thank the member for Bendigo for bringing this very important motion to the parliament about Vision Australia Radio. Continue reading

SPEECH - TRIBUTE TO BOB HAWKE - 3 JULY 2019

I joined the Labor Party in early 1990, around the time of the federal election that year. It was the first time I had voted, and I enthusiastically voted for the sitting Labor member for Greenway in order for Bob Hawke to remain Prime Minister. Continue reading

SPEECH - ADDRESS TO MAKE IT AUSTRALIAN CAMPAIGN - MAKE IT AUSTRALIAN – THE WAY FORWARD - 1 MAY 2019

***CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY***  Thank you to Matt Deaner and Screen Producers Australia (SPA) for all the engagement that we’ve had over the last couple of years. Continue reading

SPEECH - ADDRESS TO COMMSDAY SUMMIT - LABOR’S RESPONSIBLE PLAN TO IMPROVE THE NBN - 9 APRIL 2019

***CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY***  Today marks my sixth visit to CommsDay as the Shadow Minister for Communications and it is always a pleasure to be here. Continue reading

SPEECH - ADDRESS TO THE SYDNEY INSTITUTE - 14 MARCH 2019

COMMUNICATIONS POLICY IN AUSTRALIA – THE ROAD AHEAD *** CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY *** SUBJECTS: Media regulation; NBN; Public broadcasting; Australia Post. Continue reading

SPEECH - ADDRESS TO INSURANCE COUNCIL ANNUAL FORUM 2019 - 27 FEBRUARY 2019

[Acknowledgements omitted]  Your forum comes in the wake of significant, and what often seems like constant, challenges for the sector in both disaster management and regulatory change. Continue reading

SPEECH - AN INDIA ECONOMIC STRATEGY TO 2035 - 18 FEBRUARY 2019

The report by Mr Peter Varghese AO, An India economic strategy to 2035, is indeed something that Australia should be very mindful of as we consider not only our place in the region but the place of our people in the world. Continue reading

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