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Speeches

Speech - Malcolm Turnbull's Fraudband

February 06, 2018

Since coming to Government in 2013, Malcolm Turnbull and the Liberals have done just about everything they could possibly do to destroy the NBN.

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Speech - Myanmar: Rakhine State

February 05, 2018

I rise today to speak about the ongoing Rohingya crisis in Myanmar. The Rohingya are often described as one of the most persecuted ethnic groups on earth.

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Speech - From Gough to Gillard: Initiative, Resistance and Prospects for Inclusive Prosperity

December 02, 2017

Good evening everyone. Thank you, Anne for that introduction and for your invitation to reflect tonight on Gough – the man, the government, and the legacy that resounds today. Just last week I was in Melbourne, only a couple of KIL-o-ME-tres – or ki-LOM-e-tres, as the great man would have it – from Gough’s birthplace, to celebrate another Labor anniversary. Last Friday marked ten years since the election of the 2007 Labor Government,...

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Speech - A Tribute to Jenny Macklin’s Public Policy Contribution on the 10th Anniversary of Labor...

November 24, 2017

Tonight, I’d like to reflect on the ten-year anniversary of the election of the 2007 Labor Government and pay tribute to one of the most dynamic, tenacious, and successful champions of its Ministry, Jenny Macklin. It was about this time ten years ago that I was sitting in the Channel 9 studios in the National Tally Room. As I watched the results come in – a 3 per cent swing to Labor in Lilley, a 4.5 per cent swing to Labor in Jagajaga, a...

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Speech - Treasury Laws Amendment (Enterprise Tax Plan No. 2) Bill 2017

October 18, 2017

The Treasury Laws Amendment (Enterprise Tax Plan No. 2) Bill 2017, I think, aims to complete the coalition's extreme trickle-down economic program by cutting the corporate rate for companies with a turnover above $50 million to 25 per cent. The staggering cost of all these measures is $65 billion. Almost 40 years after the trickle-down economics was first introduced in the US and the UK under Reagan and Thatcher, Malcolm Turnbull is attempting...

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Speech - Achieving Inclusive Growth (Address to "10 Years After The Crash" Conference)

September 13, 2017

The collective effort of the international community through through 2008 and 2009 averted the great Depression Mark II. It taught us the importance of international coordination and cooperation.Today I genuinely doubt the capacity of global institutions and sovereign governments to respond as they through Christmas 2008 and March 2009.

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