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

SPEECH - FIJI DAY - 17 OCTOBER 2016

As a proud Australian of Fijian heritage, it has been my pleasure over the past week to join in two events celebrating Fiji Day. Continue reading

SPEECH - MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE - TURNBULL'S FAILED NBN

Few things better exemplify this Prime Minister being all talk, all spin, or buzzwords, but no delivery than his failed National Broadband Network. Continue reading

SPEECH - SPEECH TO THE COMMSDAY MELBOURNE CONGRESS - WEDNESDAY, 5 OCTOBER 2016

I acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which we meet and pay my respects to their Elders past and present. I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity to share Labor’s views with such a distinguished panel of speakers and participants, at what is recognised as a leading forum for communications industry expertise and thought-sharing in Australia. Continue reading

SPEECH - GREENWAY'S OLYMPIC HEROES - 1 SEPTEMBER 2016

It gives me great pleasure to rise and speak today on Greenway's Olympic heroes. Continue reading

SPEECH - ADDRESS TO THE NEW SOUTH WALES JEWISH BOARD OF DEPUTIES - 14 JULY 2016

When I was researching this speech, I discovered the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies has an official policy on anti-racism. What could be a more worthy goal than “working for the betterment of the community and all of humanity”? Continue reading

SPEECH - AFRICA DAY CELEBRATION, BLACKTOWN - 28 MAY 2016

**CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY** (Acknowledgements omitted) We are here to celebrate the mass independence of African countries from colonisation in the 1950s and 1960s. For far too long, people across Africa in many different countries were governed not according to their own direction or by members of their own community but from foreign capitals. Celebrating the end of this injustice is important. Continue reading