labor understands that Australians deserve better broadband

When it comes to the National Broadband Network this government has systematically misled the Australian people.    Continue reading

Turnbull Isn't delivering on nbn

In considering the detail of the amendments and the bill before the House, it is important that we understand the history of the process that has led to this bill being before the House today.    Continue reading

Labor has a plan to make taxes fairer

It is a great pleasure to be speaking on the Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2016 Measures No. 1) Bill 2016, which concerns taxation and superannuation laws amendments.   Continue reading

Who is malcolm turnbull?

There is a good chance that we have no more than five sitting days before the Prime Minister pulls the pin and calls a double dissolution election.   Continue reading

Speaking on the business services wage assessment tool amendment bill

When this Business Services Wage Assessment Tool Payment Scheme Amendment Bill 2016 came before the parliament I was keen to speak on it.    Continue reading

households and businesses need labor's nbn

I am pleased to be speaking on the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Access Regime and NBN Companies) Bill 2015.    Continue reading

Marriage Equality, it's time

I applaud the persistence of the member for Leichhardt, who has been an advocate on this matter inside his party room and inside the parliament for many years.   Continue reading

Labor is there for shipping workers

This morning I listened with interest when the member for Dawson introduced his amendment to Protection of Australian Flags (Desecration of the Flag) Bill 2003.   Continue reading

Standing Up For Shipping Jobs

In the history of our federation there has never been an Australian government so determined to fly fewer Australian flags.    Continue reading

Turnbull Government In Chaos

It is six months since the Prime Minister stood 150 metres from this place in a press conference and promised Australia new politics, and condemned his predecessor because he said he could not tell an economic story for this country.    Continue reading