Speeches

Protect Our Dolphins

August 16, 2018

The Port River Dolphin Sanctuary must be a sanctuary not only in name but also in practice to protect the precious Port River dolphins.

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MPI: MALCOLM TURNBULL’S ENERGY CHAOS

August 14, 2018

All Australian households and Australian businesses know all too deeply that a profound energy crisis has emerged under this Prime Minister. That deep energy crisis has led to a collapse in confidence in our energy system, and it's seen power bills go up and up for households and for businesses. It's very clear what we need to start to bring that crisis to an end.

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ADDRESS TO AUSTRALIAN CLEAN ENERGY SUMMIT

July 31, 2018

I don’t think there have been many boring periods over the last several years in energy policy, it’s fair to say, but this is a particularly timely occasion to come together and talk about where we are with energy policy. As a number of people have already said, there is a very important COAG meeting at the end of next week which Lily D'Ambrosio and Don Harwin will talk more about. And, after that there will, depending on what happens of cours...

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Cambodia 19/6/18

June 19, 2018

Australia must act to protect our stewardship of the Cambodian peace accords and, importantly, we must also call out to protect our way of life here in Australia. Australians should feel safe, secure and free from intimidation.

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Water Amendment Bill 2018 (MDBP)

May 30, 2018

I'm happy to rise to speak to the Water Amendment Bill 2018. I do so as a member for a South Australian electorate, South Australia always having had a particular interest in the health of the Murray-Darling Basin, and also as a former water minister—albeit for a matter only of several weeks—and as a shadow water minister during the last term of parliament who understood, I think, the fragility of this plan and the importance of bipartisanship...

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ADDRESS TO AUSTRALIAN ENERGY WEEK

May 11, 2018

Right now, at the end of Budget week, everyone is focused on distributional analysis of different tax plans. But I can assure you that it is not going to be long before the national political focus shifts back to energy policy.

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