Speeches

Griffith Australia Day Awards 2020

27 February 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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Don't cut Queensland Arts Funding

13 May 2020

When people think of the arts sector they often think of celebrities. But, of course, 92,000 Queenslanders are directly or indirectly employed in the creative workforce.

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Don't cut Backbone Youth Arts funding

24 February 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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Australia needs a national water strategy

26 February 2020

This seven-year-old chaotic government was supposed to deliver water security for Australians, but instead our country is desperately seeking national leadership on water.

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Address to Link-Up Sorry Day Livestream

26 May 2020

"... to Pat and to everyone at Link-Up, thank you for the work that you do. Thank you for the work that you do every day. We owe you such a massive debt of gratitude for the work that you continue to do in the interests of the entire nation but of course really supporting and helping members of the stolen generations to have reunions."

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