- 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 (Welcoming the Babies, Einbunpin, Retirement of Victoria Newton & Passing of Kev O'Leary)
- This Sunday morning, at 10 am, we will have our annual Welcoming the Babies ceremony. It is a terrific day with plenty of entertainment and plenty of community groups coming along to talk to local families
August 13, 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 - Constituency Statement (Matildas and Queensland Firebirds)
- Queenslanders love their sport, and this week we have been treated to two of the best sporting moments in our recent history.
June 24, 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
- Speech - Social Services Legislation Amendment (Youth Employment and Other Measures) Bill 2015
- I too rise to speak on the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Youth Employment and Other Measures) Bill 2015, which has a particular draconian impact on unemployed young people.
June 22, 2015