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TNA Reconciliation Day

I would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land we are meeting on, the Ngunnawal people. I wish to acknowledge and pay my respects to elders past and present, and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region.

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National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Bill 2018

I rise to speak on the National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Bill 2018.

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Will the Turnbull Government address flight cancellations?

Today Qantas cancelled five flights from Canberra to Sydney and delayed one. It cancelled the 7.15 am, cancelled the 9.15 am, cancelled the 11.10 am, cancelled the 1.00 pm, delayed the 1.30 pm and cancelled the 4.45 pm.

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The revolving door of Transport Ministers

In December, I first wrote to the Minister for Transport, Darren Chester, requesting a meeting to discuss the reasons behind flight cancellations to and from Canberra.

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New Deputy Prime Minister must reverse APVMA move

The Nationals have a new leader and with a new leader should come new direction, so I'm calling on the member for Riverina, the new Deputy Prime Minister, to put an end to the shameful, blatant pork-barrelling of the member for New England.

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Transcript: Breakfast with Tim Shaw

SUBJECTS: Tony Abbott’s immigration comments, migration, citizenship legislation, cyber security, coffee catch-ups, Canberra Show

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Hong Kong Chamber: A Letter from Canberra

I write this on the eve of the first day of the 2018 Parliamentary sitting year. It’s a day spent kick starting committee work, Question Time, debating legislation and catching up with colleagues after the summer recess.

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Canberrans voice their concerns over decentralisation

I welcome the interim report of the Select Committee on Regional Development and Decentralisation and I welcome the fact that there were 21 submissions from Canberra alone—the biggest number of submissions from any town or city.

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Will the Liberals ever stop tearing down Menzies legacy?

Canberrans brace themselves for coalition government budgets. They brace themselves because they're used to the cuts. They brace themselves because they're used to the attacks.

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Emelia's NDIS experience

Emelia is seven years old. Emelia suffers from brittle bone syndrome. Emelia has been waiting for the NDIA to approve modifications to her family's home so that she can have some independence and be a regular kid.

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