Speeches

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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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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