Australian Coat of Arms

Member for Blaxland

Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment

Shadow Minister for Resources and Northern Australia 

Speeches

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...


Northern Australia Infrastructure Fund

Federation in Chamber   Two weeks ago Pippa Middleton (the sister of potentially the future Queen of England) visited the Northern Territory. It got a bit of publicity – you might have seen it on the TV. I’m going out on a limb here, but I think it’s a fair bet that that... read more...


Rockhampton Levee

Federation Chamber   Can I start by saying how disappointed I am that the Deputy Prime Minister isn’t here. This is our opportunity to scrutinise the Resources Portfolio and the Northern Australia Portfolio. He has the responsibility to in the House of Representatives to... read more...


Bankstown Jobs Expo

This Thursday in Bankstown there's a Jobs Expo on. This is a very simple idea. It brings together employers that have got jobs and unemployed people who are looking for a job, and puts them in the one room to help to fill those jobs. It’s like a jobs supermarket. A very,... read more...


Bankstown RSL ANZAC Commemoration

Bankstown RSL ANZAC Commemoration On Tuesday it will be 102 years since the first Australian soldiers landed at Anzac Cove. It will also be 101 years since the first Anzac Day March. 101 years ago, 5000 Gallipoli veterans marched here in Sydney. 100 years ago we were in the... read more...