- Speech - Motions (Centenary of Anzac)
- There is no greater privilege in public life than to honour the service of our Defence Force personnel. This hundredth anniversary of the landings at Gallipoli was a very special year in our public life.
May 28, 2015
- Speech - Constituency Statement (Australian Fuel Security)
- The upcoming closure of BP's Bulwer Island refinery will have a devastating impact on my electorate, with the loss of over 350 jobs. It also means that Australia now imports 91 per cent of its petroleum from foreign tankers.
May 26, 2015
- Speech - What ANZAC Day Means to Us
- One hundred years ago – three thousand Australian troops from this suburb, from communities like ours all around Australia and New Zealand were jumping from landing boats to begin the assault on the Gallipoli peninsula.
April 25, 2015
- Speech - Reflections on the Great Recession: Lessons and Challenges for the Future
- I’ve titled my address tonight “Reflections on the Great Recession: Lessons and Challenges for the Future” but on indulgence I’m going to take a quick trip down memory lane because UQ is where my political involvement began in earnest.
April 16, 2015
- Speech - Private Members Business (Multinational Profit Shifting)
- Mr Deputy Speaker, I would like to commend Dr Leigh on moving this motion but lament the fact that we need this motion in the first place.
March 25, 2015
- Speech - Private Members' Business (Deregulation)
- This motion is an embarrassment for the government. They have got an addiction to chanting slogans, telling tall stories and simply making it up as they go. What that really means out in the real world is that all they manage to do is to talk down our economy and, in particular, business confidence, which is having a real impact on business and our wider community.
March 25, 2015