Speeches

Griffith Australia Day Awards 2020

February 27, 2020

On Australia Day I announced the winners of the 21st Annual Griffith Australia Day Awards, a tradition started by my predecessor as member for Griffith and former Prime Minister the Hon. Kevin Rudd.

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Australia needs a national water strategy

February 26, 2020

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Closing The Gap Report 2020

February 25, 2020

It is important, when we talk about why five out of the seven targets are not on track, that we think about the centrality of power in influencing the failures that have been laid at our feet.

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Don't cut Backbone Youth Arts funding

February 24, 2020

One of Queensland's only youth arts organisations, Backbone, has had its funding slashed by the federal government despite its success.

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Condolence Motion - Australian Bushfire Crisis

February 11, 2020

Of course, we've seen a horror summer, with 33 fatalities as a consequence of the bushfires and more than 3,000 homes lost. Businesses have been affected—some by physical damage, but many, many more by the economic loss that comes with the interruption that we've seen to the tourist season.

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The Red Cross Hall at Greenslopes

November 27, 2019

There’s a decrepit, vacant Commonwealth-owned property in my electorate that has fallen into disrepair and disuse.

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