Standing up for Canberra



The Gaps in Cyber Security

At each speech I make on cyber security I underscore the fact that, like national security, this is a largely bipartisan area. But that does not mean the Opposition will not hold the Government to account. That is our job, and the Australian people would expect nothing less.

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The Future of Cyber Security in Australia

Thank you to ISACA for inviting me to give today’s keynote address on the issue du jour – cyber security. 

The first time I spoke to ISACA was at a breakfast meeting in my first term when I was Deputy Chair of the Joint Standing Committee of Public Accounts and Audit. Then the focus of my attention was on the challenges of developing a risk management culture in the public service. 

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The High Price of Flights in Canberra

ABC 666 Radio Canberra 
Breakfast with Adam Shirley


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Protecting the Great Barrier Reef

We are incredibly blessed in Australia to have such incredible natural beauty spread right across the country, from northern Western Australia to southern Western Australia, right around to southern South Australia and Tasmania.

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Tuberculosis: The Global Health Emergency

Twenty five years ago, the World Health Organization declared tuberculosis a global emergency. Since then, this disease has been responsible for 50 million deaths across the world.

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The Opposition's Position - Actions to Enhance The Ability of Reservists to Serve

It’s a great pleasure to be here today and to be back in the fold of the Reserves. As Paul Irving mentioned, before going into politics I had my own business for 10 years, largely consulting in Defence.

I went through the merger and creation of the Defence Materiel Organisation from the Defence Acquisition Organisation and Joint Logistics Command, and SCA.

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Enhancing Online Safety

Labor first put forward its private members' bill on the issue of non-consensual sharing of intimate images or revenge porn in 2015. It's now 2018. It's now three years later, and we're still discussing the form that this legislation should take.

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Put the Australian Space Agency in Canberra

This is a fabulous opportunity to spruik Canberra’s expertise in space and why we should continue to be the home of the Australian Space Agency.

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Canberra Condemns Senator Anning's Comments

Canberra is a culturally diverse community.

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Submission on Electoral Matters

With the Federal election looming against the backdrop of cyber hacks on the electoral systems of the United States and France, and the DDoS attacks on the 2016 Census, I welcome this timely and important inquiry. 

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