Speeches

Speeches Chris has made in the Australian Federal Parliament.

Chris Hayes MP - Valedictory Speech

December 02, 2021

It has been an absolute privilege to serve in this place. To the people of Werriwa, and those of Fowler, I say a heartfelt thank you.

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Bills - Mitochondrial Donation Law Reform (Maeve’s Law) Bill 2021 - Second Reading

November 29, 2021

As legislators, we must balance what are seen as the possible benefits to humanity with the extent to which we are willing to compromise on our ethical obligations in passing a bill which will pave the way for these proposed research methods.

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Private Members’ Business - International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

October 25, 2021

I look further to a future where Israel and Palestine can coexist in peace and harmony and I echo the views of Pope Benedict—let the two-state solution become a reality, not remain a dream.

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Statement by Members - Youth Voice in Parliament Week

October 25, 2021

Sonja is a young constituent in my electorate who joined the Youth Voice in Parliament Week campaign, raising awareness of the need for better access to domestic violence services in our community.

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Adjournment - Death Penalty, Mr Luke Cook

October 25, 2021

The death penalty is invariably associated with the miscarriage of justice, the inevitable consequence being the execution of innocents and the disproportionate execution of the poor and of ethnic and religious minorities. Clearly, no legal system is free of error, but the death penalty is irreversible.

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Constituency Statements - Afghanistan

October 21, 2021

While we welcome the government's announcement of 3,000 extra places for Afghans' settlement, we can do more and we must do more.

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WE'LL PUT PEOPLE FIRST