Australian Coat of Arms

Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment

Shadow Minister for Resources and Northern Australia 

Speeches

AFR India Business Summit

AFR INDIA BUSINESS SUMMIT THURSDAY, 22 NOVEMBER 2018  *** CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY ***   Australia and India have a special kind of bond.   We share a lot more than an ocean.   We share a history.   Last week we commemorated the end of World War I.   In that war we... read more...


24 men Bankstown forgot

Federation Chamber, Parliament of Australia   Wednesday, 24 September 2018    ******** CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY **********   1.  George Butcher 2. Lawler Sutton Byrne 3. Alfred Callaghan 4. Walter James Edward Callaghan 5. Sidney J Currall 6. George Arthur Dale 7.... read more...


Second Reading Speech - A fair go for Australians in trade Bill 2018

SECOND READING SPEECH A FAIR GO FOR AUSTRALIANS IN TRADE BILL 2018 MONDAY, 15 OCTOBER 2018    *** CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY ***   I move that this bill be now read a second time.   Trade creates jobs.   According to the Centre for International Economics (CIE) one in five... read more...


Bankstown Sports Club 60th birthday

Federation Chamber, Parliament of Australia   Monday, 18 September 2018    ******** CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY **********   Bankstown is the heart of my electorate and Bankstown Sports Club is the heart of Bankstown. And this year it turns 60. In February of 1958, Bankstown... read more...


Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (Implementing legislation)

  House of Representatives, Parliament of Australia  Thursday 13th September, 2018   ******** CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY **********   Thank you Mr Deputy Speaker   Labor will support this legislation.   It implements the tariff cuts that the government agreed to make... read more...


Domestic violence exemption for paid parental leave

  Federation Chamber, Parliament of Australia    Thursday 13th September, 2018       ******** CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY **********   Just imagine getting a call telling you that your mother had just been murdered - by your father. Can you think of anything more... read more...


Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations Plus (Implementing Legislation)

Thank you Mr Deputy Speaker, These bills implement Australia’s obligations under the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations Plus. Otherwise known as PACER Plus. I note the Minister in the Chair who was responsible for signing this agreement. It’s good to have him... read more...


Annual Investment Statement to the Parliament - 2018

Annual Investment Statement to the Parliament House of Representatives, Parliament of Australia  Monday 20th August, 2018   ******** CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY ********** Mr Speaker,  I thank the Minister for his Statement to the House. Like all of these statements they are... read more...


Condemning Senator Anning

90 Second Statement – Condemning Senator Anning House of Representatives, Australian Parliament WEDNESDAY, 15 AUGUST 2018  ***Check against Delivery*** Thanks Mr Deputy Speaker. I represent one of the most multicultural parts of Australia, and I'm very proud of it. 56... read more...


Adjournment: A tale of two cities.

Adjournment: A tale of two cities. House of Representatives ***Check against delivery*** As a kid at Canley Vale High School, one of the books we had to read was the Charles Dickens classic A Tale of Two Cities. As a member of parliament representing the community where I... read more...