ADDRESS TO ROYAL DOCTORS ASSOCIATION OF QUEENSLAND’S MEDICO-POLITICAL FORUM

Labor has a plan to meet the challenges facing remote, rural and regional health.   Continue reading

COALITION NOT DELIVERING ON BROADBAND

In a few hours' time the Government will make a stack of new promises in the Budget about what they will do if they are lucky enough to be re-elected at the 2 July election.   Continue reading

SECURING THE FUTURE OF STEEL

The workers of the Illawarra do not need to be lectured about the importance of trade and trade agreements.   Continue reading

THE COALITION’S ATTACK ON KIDS’ TEETH

There are precious few opportunities remaining for members of the Coalition Government to come into the House and apologise for axing the Child Dental Benefits Schedule.   Continue reading

LABOR IS STANDING UP FOR WORKERS

I am disappointed but not surprised that there is only one member of the Coalition backbench who is willing to come here today and defend the Government's record on industrial relations.   Continue reading

Labor's Plan For Steel

I am pleased to say that a Shorten Labor government will have a plan for the steel industry. It is the only party in this place that will have one. It is a tough plan—a plan that has faith in the future of this industry.   Continue reading

A Two Day working week wasted

Today, people right around Australia are shaking their heads in bewilderment because the Prime Minister who wants to cut penalty rates has brought 150 parliamentarians into Canberra for a two-day working week.   Continue reading

Maritime Security Matters

It is my pleasure to be speaking on this bill, the Transport Security Amendment (Serious or Organised Crime) Bill 2016, that amends the Aviation Transport Security Act 2004, hereafter referred to as the aviation act, and the Maritime Transport and Offshore Facilities Security Act 2003, hereafter referred to as the maritime act.    Continue reading

Speaking Out Against the Coalition's Super Changes

It is a great pleasure to speak after the member for Lilley on this matter.    Continue reading

Matter of Public Interst - Fighting for Medicare

In a few short weeks time the Australian people are going to be sent to an early election.    Continue reading