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Decision Not To Run For the Seat of Bean

I have advised Bill Shorten I will not be nominating for preselection for the seat of Bean.

My decision has been made for entirely personal reasons.

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Transcript: Gai to Zed with Tim Shaw

SUBJECT/S: National Energy Guarantee, Exploitation of foreign workers, ACT Labor pre-selection candidates, National Action Plan for Endometriosis, Winter comfort food.  

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Transcript: Mornings with Lish Fejer

SUBJECTS: New electorate of Bean, new name and new boundaries, nomination for pre-selection, Norfolk Island

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ACT Federal Redistribution

As a long term advocate for a third seat, I welcome today’s final decision by the Australian Electoral Commission on the three electorates in the ACT.

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Government Entity Cyber Security is not an Optional Extra

The latest Australian National Audit Office report on the cyber resilience of government entities is a damning indictment of the Turnbull Government’s management of our nation’s cyber security in an environment where cyber attacks are becoming increasingly prevalent, sophisticated and malicious.

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Regions at the Ready Report: APVMA Relocation

Today Canberrans are vindicated. They are vindicated by the Select Committee on Regional Development and Decentralisation’s report, once again, once again, once again showing the relocation of the APVMA to Armidale for what it is: a blatant, shameless pork-barrel.

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Transcript: Gai to Zed with Tim Shaw

SUBJECTS: Tax cuts for medium business, repeal of the Andrews Bill, Huawei and the 5G Network, Newstart Allowance, ovarian cancer.

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Legal Safe Harbour Created by the Copyright Act

Australia's Copyright Act originally dates right back to 1968. It was developed before man set foot on the moon, it was developed during the Vietnam War, it was developed during the Cold War, it was developed before the election of the great Gough Whitlam, it was developed before colour television, before digital, before the internet and before feminism.

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Norfolk Island Infrastructure Grant Funding

Given the set-up that we have here in the ACT, I imagine that some would question why the member for Canberra is talking about this Private Member's Bill. The reason I do so is that Norfolk Island is part of my electorate. It is a great honour and a pleasure to have Norfolk Island as part of my electorate, and I get up there at least twice a year to talk to the community and hear about their issues.

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NBN: Understanding the Switchover

I met with NBN Co last week and in that meeting we talked about the experiences many Canberrans have had with their new NBN connections—the unexpected dropouts and the need to replace equipment, like fax machines.

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