Standing up for Canberra



My Questions about the Drone Delivery Trial

"I dread the weekends."

That's the view of Andrea, one of my constituents, in response to the drone trial that is currently taking place in Bonython in my electorate.

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Prioritise the NBN in Canberra

I was recently contacted by Elliot, a member of my community who works in the IT industry, about the NBN in his apartment block.

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International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

I move that this House:

1. notes that:
(a) 15 October marks International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day;

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The Ongoing Feedback about the Drone Trial

The drone delivery trial in Bonython is still going and residents are getting increasingly fed up.

Since I did a callout last month, feedback about the drone trial has not slowed down. In fact, it has increased dramatically.

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AISA Conference: Innovate | Disrupt | Change

*Acknowledgements omitted*

Over the next two days you will be discussing: Cyber security and what it means for your workforce, cyber security and what it means for your workplace and your workplace culture, cyber security and what it means for micro, small and medium businesses, cyber security skills, cyber crime, cyber laws. 

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The Brodtmann Bulletin: September Edition

Lucas Khawam: The Modern Face of the ADF

Each year, like so many of my colleagues, I take great pleasure in hosting a member of the Australian Defence Force as part of the parliamentary exchange program. Each year I am always amazed at the quality and calibre of our fine service men and women.

This year is no different. Meet Squadron Leader Lucas Khawam from RAAF Base Edinburgh.

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Defence Mysteriously Silent on Security Vetting Concerns

It has been more than a month since a Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit public hearing heard revelations from Department of Defence officials that 85 percent of critical security clearances, including the ‘Positive Vetting’ level, are conducted by private contractors.

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Fair Fares for Canberra with ABC Radio

JOLENE LAVERTY, HOST: Gai Brodtmann is the Member for Canberra and met with Qantas last night. Hello, Gai Brodtmann.


LAVERTY: Good morning. What happened last night, and what was this meeting about?

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We Need to Close the Gender Pay Gap

On average one woman a week is killed by a partner or former partner. And, at the current rate of progression, we won't achieve gender equality in parliament until 2046. The gender pay gap has been stagnant for two decades, and gender equality against many of the markers appears to have stalled in Australia.

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