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Speeches

Holden MPI - 19/10/17

October 19, 2017

Holden really has been the outstanding icon of the South Australian economy, stretching back many, many decades. I want to be able to pay tribute to that icon and, most importantly, to the thousands and thousands of South Australians who, over the decades, have worked for Holden and who have worked for the supply companies that have supplied Holden and the other car manufacturing factories like Chrysler and Mitsubishi that have, over the decad...

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Power Prices Motion - 14/9/17

September 14, 2017

This motion exemplifies how arrogant and out of touch this government is.

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MPI - THE GOVERNMENT'S COMPLETE FAILURE ON ENERGY POLICY

September 07, 2017

This week, on the fourth anniversary of this government, under two prime ministers, two reports were received from the Energy Market Operator, both of which have laid bare four years of stunning failure on energy policy—stunning, devastating failure on energy policy, on every possible indicator.

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Statement on arrest of Mr Kem Sokha

September 05, 2017

I was concerned—indeed, I was distressed—to hear of the arrest over the weekend of the opposition CNRP leader, Mr Kem Sokha, and also the closure of a number of media outlets, particularly The Cambodia Daily, a longstanding English-language newspaper in Cambodia, only 24 or 36 hours later.

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Liquid Fuel Emergency Amendment Bill 2017: Second Reading

September 04, 2017

This government has presided over almost exactly four years of failure on energy policy since its election in 2013. The former Prime Minister, the member for Warringah, had a great plan about what he wanted to dismantle and demolish—and he did dismantle almost all of the former government's climate and energy policies, but he had no plan to put in place a replacement energy policy.

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Competition and Consumer Amendment (Abolition of Limited Merits Review) Bill 2017: Second Reading

September 04, 2017

This bill, very rightly, is directed at relieving price pressure on consumers—households and businesses—in the National Electricity Market and, for that reason, we support it. But we also know that the principal driver of energy prices that have been going up and up and up under this government is the lack of policy certainty, the lack of a national investment framework, to pull through electricity generation investment that replaces the agein...

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