Speeches

Senior Australians

July 24, 2019

It is time for the government to take a serious approach to incomes in this country. Whether it's for aged pensioners, people earning wages or people on Newstart, incomes are really important to the economic future of this country, and the government must take action. If it doesn't then the entire economy and all Australians will suffer.

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Speech in response to the condolence motion for the Hon RJL Hawke AC

July 03, 2019

He brought us together as a nation. Our country—our small but prosperous and brave country—became the optimistic, forward-thinking, modern nation that it is now because of the work that Bob did during his prime ministership. He is so sorely missed, because he was a proud Australian who did Australia proud.

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Address to Bulimba Anzac Service

April 25, 2019

It was an honour to deliver the address at this years Anzac Service at Bulimba Memorial Park. You can read the speech here.

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Governors-General do important work

February 20, 2019

I recently spoke on the Governor-General Amendment (Salary) Bill 2019 in the House of Representatives. You can read the full speech here.

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Queenslanders deserve our fair share of Federal Arts funding

December 06, 2018

I recently spoke in the Parliament about the need for Federal Arts funding for Queensland. You can read my speech here.

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Vale Dr Bonita Mabo AO

November 28, 2018

I spoke on the passing of Dr Bonita Mabo AO in the Federation Chamber. The work of her and Eddie has touched the lives of every Australian.

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