I have advised Bill Shorten I will not be nominating for preselection for the seat of Bean.
My decision has been made for entirely personal reasons.Read more
SUBJECT/S:National Energy Guarantee, Exploitation of foreign workers, ACT Labor pre-selection candidates, National Action Plan for Endometriosis, Winter comfort food.Read more
Anyone who owns a small business knows the story.
Twelve-plus hour days, often seven days a week to make your dream a reality.
The continuous burden of your financial future resting in the hands of the strength of your great idea.
Mortgaging your house to give it your all. Re-mortgaging it when it doesn’t go to plan.
Welcome to the world of starting and running a small business.Read more
SUBJECTS: New electorate of Bean, new name and new boundaries, nomination for pre-selection, Norfolk IslandRead more
As a long term advocate for a third seat, I welcome today’s final decision by the Australian Electoral Commission on the three electorates in the ACT.Read more
The latest Australian National Audit Office report on the cyber resilience of government entities is a damning indictment of the Turnbull Government’s management of our nation’s cyber security in an environment where cyber attacks are becoming increasingly prevalent, sophisticated and malicious.Read more
Today Canberrans are vindicated. They are vindicated by the Select Committee on Regional Development and Decentralisation’s report, once again, once again, once again showing the relocation of the APVMA to Armidale for what it is: a blatant, shameless pork-barrel.Read more
SUBJECTS: Tax cuts for medium business, repeal of the Andrews Bill, Huawei and the 5G Network, Newstart Allowance, ovarian cancer.Read more
Australia's Copyright Act originally dates right back to 1968. It was developed before man set foot on the moon, it was developed during the Vietnam War, it was developed during the Cold War, it was developed before the election of the great Gough Whitlam, it was developed before colour television, before digital, before the internet and before feminism.Read more
Given the set-up that we have here in the ACT, I imagine that some would question why the member for Canberra is talking about this Private Member's Bill. The reason I do so is that Norfolk Island is part of my electorate. It is a great honour and a pleasure to have Norfolk Island as part of my electorate, and I get up there at least twice a year to talk to the community and hear about their issues.Read more