Speeches

TAKE NOTE OF ANSWERS - Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction

July 24, 2019

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DOCUMENTS - ENERGY

July 04, 2019

What a performance we had there from Senator Patrick. He likes to have two middle names that he's built his reputation on: transparency and accountability. That has completely gone out the window here today. His performance, how he's come in here to try to justify this, was absolutely lacklustre. Never again will the Labor Party be lectured to by Senator Patrick on transparency and accountability. He's the one who's done the deal, he's the one...

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CONDOLENCES - HAWKE, HON. ROBERT JAMES LEE (BOB)

July 03, 2019

I join with my colleagues in paying tribute to the remarkable life of Bob Hawke. When you think about the combination of intellect, larrikinism, compassion and the understanding of people from all walks of life, and the fact that he was able to maintain this combination his whole life in the differing roles that he had—particularly in later life as well—it was an authenticity that was unique and combined all the great elements of Australian li...

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STATEMENTS BY SENATORS - QUEENSLAND

February 13, 2019

I want to start by echoing the thoughts of Senator Macdonald, particularly for those in Townsville, close to his home town, and for those in the north-west as well, which is obviously still suffering. I acknowledge the message that Senator Macdonald said in that regard.

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QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE: TAKE NOTE OF ANSWERS - ENERGY

December 05, 2018

I think that speech sums up the coalition government. All they have on energy policy is a scare campaign. They have been in government for five years, and all they can come up with, three months before an election, is a scare campaign. Let's look at their record. Under their record, prices are up, emissions are up and reliability is down. That is what they have achieved from five years of LNP government. When they come before an election, they...

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BUSINESS - CONSIDERATION OF LEGISLATION

November 15, 2018

I rise to support this motion. I want to talk about the importance of this legislation before the Australian people. What I know and what I've observed from Queensland is that we know that there's a high level of cynicism about politics at the moment, and we know that the primary vote for major parties has been suffering as a result. I think it's important that we take every step possible to ensure that the public have confidence in Australian...

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