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  • Speech - Private Members Business (Penalty Rates)
  • Thank you very much deputy speaker. I wanted to say a few words on penalty rates because I think this issue is emblematic of wider issues where there is a stark difference between those on this side of the House and those on the other side of the House. On this side of the house we believe that it is not only good for the individual but good for the economy if we pay people fairly and we also believe that if people work unsociable hours the...
  • October 11, 2016

  • Speech - Adjournment Debate (Medicare)
  • There’s been a 40 year project in this country from the conservative side of politics to destroy what was firstly Medibank and then Medicare. Since the 2014 Budget the Liberals put a whole series of propositions on the table to eat away and white ant the very foundations of Medicare.
  • September 16, 2016

  • Speech - Constituency Statement (Public Service EBA Negotiations)
  • Thank you Deputy Speaker,  In recent weeks I've spoken to dozens of public servants across the northern suburbs of Brisbane and they are absolutely dismayed by the attacks on their living standards and rights at work by the Commonwealth Government.
  • September 13, 2016

  • Speech - Private Members Buisness (Penalty Rates)
  • Thank you Mr Deputy Speaker, It certainly is a fight we're going to have, a fight for working Australian's whose working conditions and basic pay levels are under attack from this government and plenty of their acalides in the business community every day of the week.
  • September 13, 2016

  • Speech - Appropriation Bills (Cognate Debate)
  • Thank you Deputy Speaker, Firstly I want to thank the electors of Lilley for re-electing me for another term in parliament - it's a job I enjoy, I'm humbled by their support and the honour of representing the community for a further term in parliament. I want to say to them that I won't let them down.
  • September 13, 2016

  • Transcript - CNBC Squawkbox
  • BERNIE LO: Wayne Swan is former Deputy Prime Minister of Australia and joins us live from Brisbane. Wayne thank you for joining us this morning its good to see you its been a while but you paid as much attention as anybody did to the decision by Treasurer Morrison denying the access to the consortium for Ausgrid. Your thoughts? Was it xenophobia or did it make sense?
  • August 26, 2016