Speeches

GRIEVANCE DEBATE; International Human Rights Day

December 04, 2018

GRIEVANCE DEBATE; International Human Rights Day

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BILLS; Higher Education Support (Charges) Bill 2018, Higher Education Support Amendment (Cost Rec...

December 04, 2018

BILLS; Higher Education Support (Charges) Bill 2018, Higher Education Support Amendment (Cost Recovery) Bill 2018; Second Reading

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PRIVATE MEMBERS' BUSINESS; Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide:...

December 03, 2018

PRIVATE MEMBERS' BUSINESS; Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide: 70th Anniversary

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CONSTITUENCY STATEMENTS - International Conference on Human Rights Education

November 29, 2018

"I emphasised that we must appreciate that when the rule of law is being sidelined bad things are going to happen and, inevitably, the first casualty is always human rights. "

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BILLS - Fair Work Amendment (Family and Domestic Violence Leave) Bill 2018 - Second Reading

November 29, 2018

"This piece of legislation, whilst it goes some distance to acknowledging that this is a reality in the workplace and something needs to be done about it, certainly falls far short of community standards—what many like to refer colloquially to as the 'pub test'."

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BILLS - Social Services Legislation Amendment (Housing Affordability) Bill 2017 - Second Reading

November 27, 2018

"We have a real privilege in this place to do things for the benefit of the community. This is a piece of legislation that does the opposite."

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WE'LL PUT PEOPLE FIRST