Standing up for Canberra

Member for Canberra

Shadow Assistant

Minister for Cyber

Security and Defence

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Is My Health Record Cyber Resilient?

May 24, 2018

Last week, the Turnbull Government announced the roll out of phase two of My Health Record. The roll out means every Australian's private health information will be stored online – unless they o...

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End the Cruelty: Ban Live Sheep Exports

May 23, 2018

Since working on the Middle East desk in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in the late nineties, I've been aware of the concerns of Australians about live sheep exports. Since being el...

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We are in a Skills Shortage Crisis

May 21, 2018

Canberra has a serious skills shortage crisis. Under the Abbott-Turnbull government the number of trainees and apprentices in Canberra has plummeted by 49 per cent—a cut in apprenticeships and t...

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Dale's NBN Experience

May 21, 2018

A member of my community who lives less than 20 kilometres from where I am standing here right now contacted me about the diabolical speeds he currently receives on ADSL2+. We're not even ...

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Canberrans Still Disappointed by the NDIS

May 21, 2018

My community newsletter, The Bulletin, has been hitting letterboxes in Canberra across the last two weeks. On the front page is a story about the NDIS forum that I hosted in March with ...

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All Cost, No Benefit: Decentralisation

May 10, 2018

There was plenty of bad news in this week's budget for Canberra, yet again. There were cuts to Public Service jobs in the thousands, yet again. There were cuts to our national institutions, yet ...

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