Speech - Treasury Laws Amendment (Working Holiday Maker Employer Register) Bill 2017

May 09, 2018

I rise to oppose this bill, which seeks to strip away protections from a uniquely vulnerable group of people in Australia, working holiday-makers.

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Speech - The Heritage and the Heartbeat of the ALP

March 16, 2018

Remarks on 25th Anniversary of Election to Federal Parliament

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Speech - Where Have We Come From and Where To Next?

February 24, 2018

I’m going to start by breaking a rule of progressive politics devised for us by George Lakoff a decade and more ago, when he said “Don’t think of an elephant.”

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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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