Speeches

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Australian Institute of Health & Welfare Amendment (Assisted reproductive Treatment Statistics) Bill 2019
3 April 2019
IVF is an industry that needs more scrutiny. It's heavily propped up by taxpayers, but is somehow allowed to operate without full public transparency.
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Aged Care Amendment (Resident Welfare & Provider Disclosure) Bill 2019
2 April 2019
This Bill enacts modest but significantly beneficial provisions that will drive ongoing quality improvements for aged care residents and help consumers make informed choices.
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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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