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Speeches

SECOND READING: BILLS - Petroleum and Other Fuels Reporting Bill 2017, Petroleum and Other Fuels...

August 16, 2017

Energy is the lifeblood of modern economies, and, if anything, is likely to continue to be the lifeblood in an accentuated form in the 21st century as we move from an industrial society to an industrial and information based society, as we see the electrification of transport and a range of other very exciting technological transformations sweep across the globe and sweep across Australia. It is critically important that the parliament, busine...

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Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Amendment Bill 2017 - Second Reading

August 16, 2017

We've been very clear, particularly as the reef has experienced two very serious bleaching events in only the last 18 months, that the principal threat, the most serious threat, to the Great Barrier Reef is the threat of climate change. That is why we have been so vocal about the need to get climate change policy back on track in this nation.

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ANU: Climate Wars

July 31, 2017

In conversation with Professor Mark Howden on Climate Wars, energy policy, and what is needed to combat climate change at ANU.

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BOOK LAUNCH: CLIMATE WARS

July 03, 2017

Frankly, it’s no wonder that so many younger Australians - and some that aren’t so young - look on in astonishment and increasing anger as our generation of politicians indulges these anti-science, selfish agendas - guaranteeing that the impacts of climate change and the costs of adjustment will be so much more serious for our children and our grandchildren than they would be if we simply did the right thing.

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Celebrating the Vietnamese community

June 20, 2017

We are very fortunate indeed to have such a vibrant, active community as the Vietnamese community in the western suburbs of Adelaide.

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MPI - THE NEED FOR ENERGY POLICY CERTAINTY

June 14, 2017

This week there is no more important question before the Parliament than the question that I think people across the community—households and businesses—are asking, and that is whether all of us in this parliament will step up to take serious action to deal with a deep energy crisis that is gripping this nation.

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