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

SPEECH - ENHANCING ONLINE SAFETY (NON-CONSENSUAL SHARING OF INTIMATE IMAGES) BILL 2018

I rise to speak on the Enhancing Online Safety (Non-consensual Sharing of Intimate Images) Bill 2018. It has been a long time coming, but it is a good thing that we are here. Continue reading

SPEECH - KEYNOTE ADDRESS TO 5G BUSINESS SUMMIT 2018 - 24 JULY 2018

*** CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY *** I acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which we meet and pay my respects to their elders past and present. Continue reading

SPEECH - 5G & THE WESTERN SYDNEY CITY DEAL - 28 JUNE 2018

I was very interested to learn that in March this year, with much fanfare, we had the announcement by the federal and the New South Wales Liberal governments of a Western Sydney City Deal. Continue reading

SPEECH - QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY HONOURS - KEN & MARJ FREEMAN - 27 JUNE 2018

Today I rise to pay tribute to two outstanding local residents whom I have the privilege to represent as the member for Greenway. They've been awarded Queen's Birthday honours this year. Continue reading

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