Australian Coat of Arms

Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment

Shadow Minister for Resources and Northern Australia 

Speeches

2 Years of Turnbull in 90 Seconds

  Tomorrow Malcolm Turnbull's Government turns two – and what a cracking two years it's been. Debt’s gone up. The deficit's gone up. Electricity prices have gone up – through the roof. And taxes have gone up. Almost everyone now has to pay more tax - unless of course... read more...


75 years since Kokoda and Dick Payten

Seventy-five years ago last week, we defeated the seemingly invincible Japanese army at Milne Bay. Next week it will be 75 years since the tide turned on the Kokoda Track and the Japanese would start to retreat. I haven't heard much said about this lately in the media or in... read more...


Speech To Hong Kong 20: Developments & Opportunities Business Forum

***CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY*** Thank you for the invitation to speak today. And thank you to ACCI and the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office for the work you do. It is very important. Hong Kong and Australia are good friends. It’s a friendship that goes back a long way.... read more...


Minerals Week - Minerals Council of Australia

MINERALS COUNCIL OF AUSTRALIA GREAT HALL PARLIAMENT HOUSE 06 SEPTEMBER 2017 *****************CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY***************** I read a story the other day that said seven percent of people think chocolate milk comes from brown cows.[1] Nearly half don’t know where... read more...


Alcohol Beverages Australia, Celebration of Industry Dinner - Keynote Address

  KEYNOTE ADDRESSALCOHOL BEVERAGES AUSTRALIACELEBRATION OF INDUSTRY DINNER GREAT HALLPARLIAMENT HOUSE ***** CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY***** Thank you Andrew. I’d first like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the land upon which we meet and pay my respect to elders past... read more...


Australian Citizenship Legislation Amendment

I represent one of the most multicultural parts of Australia. More than half of the people who live in my electorate were born overseas. That's more than almost any other electorate in this place. It means I go to a lot of citizenship ceremonies, and like all Members of... read more...


Trade between Australia and Indonesia (Federation Chamber)

TRADE BETWEEN AUSTRALIA AND INDONESIA *** CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY ***   Indonesia is our next door neighbour. And it’s a big and important neighbour. It’s home for more than 250 million people. In population terms, that means it’s the fourth biggest country in the world.... read more...


EFIC Amendment (Support for Commonwealth Entities) Bill 2016 Speech

Parliament of AustraliaHouse of Representatives This Bill proposes to do two things. The first part of the Bill expands the Export Finance and Insurance Corporation, otherwise known as EFIC, functions so that it can provide specialist finance advice to Commonwealth entities... read more...


National Disability Insurance Scheme

Parliament of AustraliaHouse of Representatives  I got a text message from a friend a couple of weeks ago, and this is what it said: If it means anything… I couldn't be prouder of Labor right now. My dad has MS and has been in a wheelchair for 10 years. For 7 years, he has... read more...


Stacey Street and Bankstown Hospital

Federation Chamber   There was a story in the Daily Telegraph this week that says that the New South Wales Government is going to put more money into roads in the State Budget which will be delivered next week. I hope that this includes funding for Stacey Street in... read more...