Speeches

Speeches Chris has made in the Australian Federal Parliament.

Private Members’ Business - Chinese Australians

June 15, 2020

We must stand united against all forms of discrimination in our community, including any misguided judgement directed against our Australian Chinese community. Any such discrimination stands in stark contrast to our values.

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Bills Education Legislation Amendment (2020 Measures No. 1) Bill 2020 - Second Reading

June 15, 2020

A government that cuts and diminishes the significant role of universities and vocational education simply has no role in our future. We need a government that is going to look to the future of our young people.

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National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Amendment (Governance and Other Matters) Bil...

June 15, 2020

We need people who are going to be committed to entering the trades system. Therefore, we need to be able to support their vocational education and, effectively, support them into sustainable and well-paid jobs which are going to be critical for the future of this country.

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Chris Hayes MP – Private Members’ Business - COVID-19: Higher Education

June 10, 2020

Denying support to our universities at a time when they have been hit so hard by the coronavirus not only is disappointing; it is absolutely irresponsible. It fails to take into account the multifaceted role our universities play in promoting the development and growth of our communities.

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Private Members’ Business - COVID-19

June 10, 2020

Now, more than ever, we should show our appreciation and gratitude for the immense contribution of our frontline workers, putting themselves at significant personal risk to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our families and our communities.

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Ministerial Statements - COVID-19

May 14, 2020

We need a long-term commitment now to ensure the viability of our industries, to ensure they can re-establish themselves, employ Australian workers and get out and compete on the international scale, supporting our economy.

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WE'LL PUT PEOPLE FIRST