Standing up for Canberra



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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Book Launch for 'The Way I See It'

*Acknowledgements omitted* 

No reader of this book can turn the last page without an acute understanding of what it is like living with anxiety, experienced through the life of the female protagonist Holly.


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Private Members Motion: Bahai Community

I rise tonight to move this motion concerning the widespread and systematic campaign of persecution of Baha'is in Iran.

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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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The NBN still not prioritised for Canberra

Feedback from my community is still rolling in about the dismal NBN rollout and Canberra, keep it coming.

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Defence Amendment (Call Out of the Australian Defence Force) Bill 2018

The scourge of terrorism, tragically, seems to be an all-too-common theme in our daily news cycle.

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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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