Speeches

Speeches Chris has made in the Australian Federal Parliament.

Bills - Family Law Amendment (A Step Towards a Safer Family Law System) Bill

October 26, 2020

It is clear that the current framework is not working effectively and is only likely to worsen, in my opinion, if the Family Court is merged with the Federal Circuit Court.

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Matters of Public Importance - Aged Care

October 22, 2020

There have been more than 680 COVID related deaths in residential aged-care facilities but there is no readiness plan for any sort of pandemic...There has been no plan in aged care.

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Bills - Education Legislation Amendment (Up-front Payments Tuition Protection) Bill 2020, Higher...

October 21, 2020

When it comes to making cuts, it seems that the government sees education as a political plaything that they can use and abuse to prop up a budget bottom line. In the middle of a pandemic, we need to be planning our way forward, not looking back.

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Constituency Statements - Lebanon

October 19, 2020

Unfortunately, it has now been more than two months since the calamity and Lebanon and its people seem to have disappeared into a distant memory.

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Statements by Members - Mr John McLaughlin

October 08, 2020

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Bills - National Disability Insurance Scheme Amendment (Strengthening Banning Orders) Bill 2020 -...

October 07, 2020

All of us in this place have a responsibility to ensure that the kind of system failure that resulted in death by neglected needs doesn't happen again. Government must work beyond the measures of this bill.

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WE'LL PUT PEOPLE FIRST