• Speech - Private Members' Business (Small Business)
  • There is no doubt that small business is the engine room of our economy. Small businesses are very dependent upon consumers and, of course, with the unemployment rate now the highest in 20 years, that unemployment rate has a material impact on overall business conditions.
  • August 18, 2015

  • Speech - Constituency Statement (Pensions and Benefits)
  • A fair pension and a decent superannuation policy is the bedrock of a fair society. About 330,000 part age pensioners are about to receive an extremely rude financial shock, courtesy of the Liberal government and the Greens.
  • June 25, 2015

  • Speech - Matters of Public Importance
  • What we are debating here today is the Liberal Party's smash and grab on health and education—$80 billion out of health and education in last year's budget papers, in this year's budget papers.
  • June 23, 2015