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  • 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 - 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