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  • Speech - Private Members Business (Imported Products)
  • In recent months we have seen the free market zealotry of the Abbott government take on another manifestation. I too, like the previous speaker, believe in free trade, but I think it can only be accepted as being so if you have a very effective antidumping regime.
  • June 22, 2015

  • Speech - Private Members' Business (Small Business) (1)
  • I certainly welcome the small business package in the budget. It is badly needed. Confidence is low; growth is weak and anaemic. Private sector investment is well below what it ought to be so we are not making that transition from mining sources of growth to non-mining sources of growth.
  • June 16, 2015

  • Speech - Constituency Statement (Hummingbird House)
  • Yesterday I was lucky enough to attend the first ever Rotary duck race and water festival at Shorncliffe on the banks of Cabbage Tree Creek. With the rainy weather it was a very good day for ducks, but nonetheless it was a fantastic day for families and it was a brilliant way to raise funds in support of Hummingbird House
  • June 16, 2015

  • Speech - Statements By Members (2015 Budget)
  • Low-income families in the northern suburbs of Brisbane, as well as low-income pensioners, part pensioners and low-income retirees, are extremely fearful about the impact of the Abbott government's budget—both budget No. 1 and budget No. 2—on their living standards.
  • June 02, 2015

  • Speech - Constituency Statement (Centenary of Anzac)
  • This year we commemorate the centenary of the Anzac landings and honour the service of those who fought in the Great War and subsequent wars. After that war and many others, our troops returned to face a very different kind of adversity.
  • June 02, 2015