Speeches

BILLS: Treasury Laws Amendment (Cyclone and Flood Damage Reinsurance Pool) Bill 2022

May 30, 2022

Labor supports this bill and knows that something needs to be done to combat the rise in insurance premiums that North Queenslanders face due to the growing threat of natural disasters through that region. We have seen between 2007 and 2019 average home insurance premiums rise in real terms by 178 per cent in northern Australia...

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TAKE NOTE OF ANSWERS - NSW FLOODS, AUSTRALIAN FLOODS

May 30, 2022

My thoughts are also with those people impacted by floods at the moment, particularly those who are facing it for the second time in a short period.

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COMMITTEES: Outstanding Government Responses

February 10, 2022

So here's a farmer—he employs plenty of people; he provides good support to the local community—who's doing the right thing by his farm and trying to build a long-term operation in North Queensland. He knows the risk of Panama disease from feral pigs. These are issues that were tackled in this Senate report, yet the government—the Liberal-National parties, who are supposed to look after farmers—can't take the time to respond.

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STATEMENTS - INLAND RAIL

October 21, 2021

The LNP record on Inland Rail is diabolical: eight years of cost blowouts, eight years of ignoring the community and eight years of failure. You just can't believe the LNP when it comes to inland rail.

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TAKE NOTE OF ANSWERS - CLIMATE CHANGE

October 20, 2021

I move: That the Senate take note of the answers given by the Minister for Emergency Management and National Recovery and Resilience (Senator McKenzie) and the Minister for Families and Social Services (Senator Ruston) to questions without notice asked by Senators Keneally and Gallagher and the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Wong) today relating to targets for carbon emissions and to Cabinet solidarity.

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COMMITTEES: Northern Australia Joint Committee Report on Juukan Gorge

October 18, 2021

The Committee is therefore making the following findings: 1 The Australian Parliament should legislate for an overarching Commonwealth legislative framework based on the protection of cultural heritage rather than its destruction, in line with the principles set out below. State and territory legislation should also be required to meet the principles set out in this report. 2 The Commonwealth, state and territory governments should endorse a...

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