Standing up for Canberra



Centenary of Armistice: Jewish Commemoration

I acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land we are meeting on, the Ngunnawal people and pay my respects to elders past, present and emerging.

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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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Apology to Victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse

I'd like to commend and thank the previous member, our Deputy Prime Minister, for those moving words and also for his compliments to former Prime Minister Julia Gillard, who is here today for the unveiling of that extraordinary portrait.

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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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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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