Speeches

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Closing the Gap
14 February 2019
I would like to first acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which we meet today, and I would also like to pay my...
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Treasury Laws Amendment (Protecting Your Superannuation Package) Bill 2018
14 February 2019
As my colleague Senator Patrick stated previously, Centre Alliance is very happy to support the Treasury Laws Amendment (Protecting Your Superannuation Package) Bill 2018, but...
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Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Unsolicited Communications) Bill 2019
13 February 2019
This bill gives back some power to the people. It seeks to give consumers and voters more control over unsolicited electronic and telephone communication from...
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Export Control Amendment (Banning Cotton Exports to Ensure Water Security) Bill 2019
13 February 2019
The Export Control Amendment (Banning Cotton Exports to Ensure Water Security) Bill 2019 is a necessary response to the failure of the Australian Government, and...
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The hip pocket pain of Private Health Insurance
12 February 2019
I rise today to comment on the government's response, tabled outside of sittings last December, to the report Value and affordability of private health insurance...
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Medical transfers for refugees is a win win
6 December 2018
I am relieved, frankly, that we are ending the year with the very real prospect that this Parliament is finally doing the humane thing for...
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Sex Discrimination Amendment (Removing Discrimination Against Students) Bill 2018
3 December 2018
This bill represents a significant change to the Sex Discrimination Act and, as such, should not be rushed through this week.
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Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Promoting Sustainable Welfare) Bill 2018
29 November 2018
Centre Alliance was never going to support this bill, for the obvious reason that the government never advanced a sound reason for increasing the newly...
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