Response to the member for Wentworth’s IR bill amendments

The government’s controversial ‘Closing Loopholes’ industrial relations legislation has passed the House after a lengthy debate involving dozens of cross…
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Migration Speech Second Reading

I am supporting the government’s emergency legislation, albeit with grave reservations about some of the human rights implications. We would…
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United States Studies Centre Women in the Alliance Speech

I acknowledge the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, traditional custodians of  the land on which we meet this evening,…
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Whistleblower fund tackles ‘persecution by prosecution’

This story by Dominic Giannini first appeared in the Goulburn Post on 20th September 2023. Whistleblowers who face prosecution themselves…
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Ideologically Motivated Extremism motion speech

I thank the member for Spence for this motion. It’s only a few weeks since pupils from a college in…
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Universities: Physical and Sexual Harassment and Violence Speech

Every woman knows a woman who’s been sexually assaulted at university, or she’s experienced it herself: the horror, the shame,…
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Royal Commission into Robodebt speech

The royal commission puts it very simply: Robodebt was a crude and cruel mechanism, neither fair nor legal, and it…
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Public Service Amendment Bill 2023 Second reading speech

Here we go again—sports rorts, car porks, the Community Health and Hospitals Program, robodebt, and now revelations in the Age…
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Star of the Sea College Petition: Asylum Seekers

Recently I received a visit from the Living Justice captains from Star of the Sea College in my electorate of…
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Vida Goldstein Statue

A bronze statue of women’s rights advocate Zelda D’Aprano was recently revealed in Melbourne, a significant event considering less…
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