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

SPEECH - ADDRESS TO BLACKTOWN ARTS CENTRE RENAMING IN HONOUR OF LEO KELLY OAM - 1 DECEMBER 2017

“In any civilised community the arts and associated amenities must occupy a central place. Their enjoyment should not be seen as something remote from everyday life.” So said the Great Man, Gough Whitlam. And so it is that we are here today to honour the life and legacy of another great champion of the arts, Leo Kelly. Continue reading

SPEECH - MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE - MALCOLM TURNBULL'S DIGITAL DIVIDE - 24 OCTOBER 2017

Mr Speaker, if you were looking for your daily dose of inspiration today, you certainly would not have taken it from the Minister for Communications. Continue reading