Standing up for Canberra



90 Second Statement: SouthFest

On Saturday, Tuggeranong exploded into life with inaugural SouthFest festival. SouthFest started out as an idea to bring life into the streets, the laneways and the lake foreshore area of the Tuggeranong Town Centre and, most importantly, to connect with the local community.

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The Incredible Career of Tim Gavel

Last month, the voice of sport in Canberra switched off his microphone for the last time. Today I rise to honour Canberra sports journalist Tim Gavel and his incredible career.

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Ministerial Statement on Veterans and Their Families

Our ADF personnel put their lives on hold in service of our country. They take risks, they make sacrifices and they commit their lives and wellbeing to the protection of this country.

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Happy 30th Birthday, Winnunga

I recently had the enormous privilege of attending the 30th birthday of Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health and Community Services with my parliamentary colleagues the Minister for Aged Care and Indigenous health, Senator Dodson and the members for Lingiari and Barton. 

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What's Happening with the Drone Delivery Trial?

As you know, I'm concerned about the drone delivery trial in Bonython - which is delivering burritos, coffee, croissants and Hydralyte as early as 8 am on a Sunday morning.

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NCET Report into Light Rail Stage Two

As Deputy Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on the National Capital and External Territories, I welcome the opportunity to speak on the report of the inquiry into Commonwealth and Parliamentary approvals for the proposed stage 2 of the Australian Capital Territory light rail project

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Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Bill 2018

I'd like to start by noting that it's a relief to finally be here. It's a relief to see the Morrison government introduce the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Bill 2018 into the parliament, and better late than never.

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Congratulations Fearless Comedy Gala

On average, one woman a week is murdered as a result of domestic violence.

One in four women has experienced emotional abuse by a current or former partner since the age of 15.


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My Questions about the Drone Delivery Trial

"I dread the weekends."

That's the view of Andrea, one of my constituents, in response to the drone trial that is currently taking place in Bonython in my electorate.

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Prioritise the NBN in Canberra

I was recently contacted by Elliot, a member of my community who works in the IT industry, about the NBN in his apartment block.

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