SPEECH - MARIST 180 WELLBEING SOLUTIONS LAUNCH - 19 MAY 2017

Good morning. Can I first acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which we meet and pay my respects to their Elders, both past and present. Thank you to the team at Marist 180 for having me here today.  Continue reading

SPEECH - HARMONY DAY AND MULTICULTURALISM - 10 MAY 2017

It gives me great pleasure to highlight the wonderful multiculturalism that exists in my local area. Greenway is an area that I am very proud to represent in this place and to call my home. Continue reading

SPEECH - COMMSDAY SUMMIT - SYDNEY - 11 APRIL, 2017

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

SPEECH - LEADERSHIP ON CLIMATE CHANGE - 23 NOVEMBER 2016

Australia needs to step up when it comes to action on climate change.  Continue reading

SPEECH - MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE - GOVERNMENT'S LATEST FAILURES ON THE NBN - 22 NOVEMBER 2016

It is no surprise that we see on the front pages today that in the minds of Australians they have completely lost confidence in the economic credentials of this Prime Minister and of this government—their ability to maintain our AAA credit rating, their ability to manage this economy.  Continue reading

SPEECH - AHMADIYYA WOMEN'S PEACE SYMPOSIUM - 19 NOVEMBER, 2016

Thank you. Before I begin I’d like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the land, and pay my respects to their elders past and present.  Continue reading

SPEECH - OPENING OF YOUTH OFF THE STREETS DROP IN CENTRE IN SEVEN HILLS - 14 NOVEMBER 2016

Before I begin I’d like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the land, and pay my respects to their elders past and present. Thanks to Father Chris Riley, Founder and CEO Youth Off The Streets, and all his team for having me here today. Continue reading

SPEECH - GOVERNMENT SHOULD MOVE ON FROM 18C OBSESSION - 10 NOVEMBER 2016

I would like to thank the Hindu Council of Australia for organising, once again, an excellent event in Parliament House on Monday night to celebrate Deepavali, the Festival of Lights. Continue reading

SPEECH - ABC TRANSCRIPTION CUTS - 9 NOVEMBER 2016

Tonight I want to talk about the importance of accessibility in communications. It is self-evident that communications services are essential to our way of life.  Continue reading

SPEECH - CHARLIE LOWLES - MONDAY, 7 NOVEMBER 2016

Sadly, the Blacktown community recently lost one of our own. Affectionately known as the 'Mayor of Mount Druitt', Charlie Lowles dedicated both his public and private life to the residents of the Blacktown local government area. Continue reading