Speeches

Low-Income Superannuation Concession

Jun 26, 2014

I rise today in what I have recently termed 'the chamber of ironies'. Today we have been debating a piece of legislation that would see us take money from families...


Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 and Cognate Bills

Jun 26, 2014

I welcome the timing of this debate today when this issue is so hot internationally—the shifting sands of time are important this morning. Some of you were in this chamber...


The Hon. Julia Gillard

Jun 25, 2014

I rise tonight to pay tribute to the Hon. Julia Gillard. This week marks four years since Julia Gillard was sworn into office as Prime Minister, on 24 June 2010....


Budget Impact on Lalor Families

Jun 25, 2014

I rise today to highlight the inconsistencies of our Prime Minister and those opposite and how they will devastate Australian families, especially in my electorate of Lalor. I...


Werribee Mercy Hospital

Jun 23, 2014

As previously raised by me in this place, our community of Lalor is well served by our Werribee Mercy Hospital. This hospital has a proud history of servicing the community...