Statements by members prime minister turnbull under pressure

After his five months in the job, Australians have had a pretty good opportunity to have a look at this Prime Minister. There is one thing they are surprised about: gone is the leather jacket of Q&A fame.    Continue reading

STATEMENTS BY MEMBERS Medicinal Cannabis

While many members opposite were wondering whether to take the walk across the hallway to join a different party room over the last 48 hours, we have been focusing on the government's promises and, more importantly, their failure to deliver on some of those promises.  Continue reading

HELPING CHRISTOPHER PYNE FIND THE ILLAWARRA

The people of the Illawarra are frustrated with the smug indifference of the Coalition Government.   Continue reading

Speaking on the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Proceeds of Crime and Other Measures) Bill 2015

What a pleasure it is to be speaking on the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Proceeds of Crime and Other Measures) Bill 2015, which deals with, amongst other things, the proceeds of crimes legislation—legislation that we support.    Continue reading

Not A Merry Xmas For Vulnerable Families

I regret to inform the House that there is going to be no cheer in the Christmas cracker for over 1.6 million Australian families.    Continue reading

COALITION MUST RELEASE NATIONAL ICE TASKFORCE REPORT

This is an important issue and it deserves to be treated seriously, but I am very disappointed at the manner in which this motion has been brought before this chamber.   Continue reading

Congratulating Young NSW young australian of the year Melissa Abu Gazaleh,

Today I asking parliament to join with me in congratulating Melissa Abu Gazaleh, the 2016 New South Wales Young Australian of the Year.   Continue reading

speaking on illicit drug treatment cuts

This is an important issue and it deserves to be treated seriously, but I am very disappointed at the manner in which this motion has been brought before this chamber.    Continue reading

Social Services Legislation Amendment (Family Payments Structural Reform and Participation Measures) Bill 2015

The Social Services Legislation Amendment (Family Payments Structural Reform and Participation Measures) Bill 2015 started its life with the 2014 budget decision to slash family payments to vulnerable families in communities like mine and, I suspect, in communities like yours, Deputy Speaker Kelly.    Continue reading

LAUNCH OF HARM REDUCTION AUSTRALIA

I’m pleased to be at the launch of Harm Reduction Australia – an association of individuals and service providers with expertise in one of the three limbs of the National Drug Strategy.   Continue reading