Speeches

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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ANZAC Day address 2018

April 25, 2018

Members of our community first gathered at this Memorial - under the Semaphore Angel - 94 years ago today, to commemorate the Australian and New Zealand troops – the ANZACs – who landed at Gallipoli in 1915

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GREEN CITIES 2018 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: THE BIG POLICY PICTURE

March 14, 2018

The policy paralysis in Australia is divisive - it's debilitating for the Australian economy and shirks our responsibility to future generations.

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MPI - “The importance of long-term policy certainty, including on renewable energy and climate ch...

February 27, 2018

On every occasion that has counted, going back to 2009, Nick Xenophon has lined up with the member for Warringah to trash sensible climate change and energy policy.

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Carmichael mine motion - 26/02/18

February 26, 2018

There is a clear structural shift underway in the global thermal coal market – driven by a change in the nature of China’s economic growth, and a global shift away from coal-fired power generation.

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