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Christmas Message

Vic, Steph, Drew, Neda, Martin and I wish you and your family a safe and happy Christmas and New Year.

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Attribution of Chinese Cyber-Enabled Commercial Intellectual Property Theft

Labor is deeply concerned that Australia has been the target of commercial intellectual property theft, including by a group known as APT10, acting on behalf of the Chinese Ministry of State Security.

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90 Second Statement: End of Year Thank You

This is my final 90 Second Statement for 2018.

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Fair Work Amendment: Family and Domestic Violence Leave Bill

Violence and abuse against women exists in many forms. It can be physical. It can be emotional. It can be financial.

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90 Second Statement: Local Sporting Champions

Canberra lays claim to producing some of the world's greatest sporting stars.

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90 Second Statement: Local Charity Having Trouble Connecting to the Internet

A local charity in Canberra contacted me recently about their experience trying to connect their premises to VDSL2.

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Higher Education Support Amendment: VET FEE-HELP

I want to commend the Member for Bass on that speech. I want to commend him for the fact he actually underscored the fact that TAFE is there for various parts of your career.

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90 Second Statement: Girls Take Over Parliament

Today is the day that Girls Take Over Parliament. Girls Take Over Parliament is a program organised by Jasiri Australia, in partnership with the Alannah & Madeline Foundation and Girl Guides, to enable girls aged between 12 and 20 to be politicians for the day.

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Social Services Legislation Amendment: Affordable Housing

I commend the member for Whitlam on his speech and for underscoring those absolutely shocking figures about the nature of homelessness in this country, particularly for children.

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Grievance Debate: NBN

I welcome the opportunity to contribute to this grievance debate tonight. I welcome the opportunity because I'll be talking about an issue with which I've had a grievance for a very, very long time, Deputy Speaker Hogan, and you would know this from hearing me speak in this Chamber. So it is no surprise that, tonight, I'm going to be talking about the NBN.

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