Speeches

Prostheses costs inflate health care costs
6 December 2017
Next February, the government will announce the next price hike that will apply to health insurance.
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The USO - a $6billion relic of the past
29 November 2017
I rise today to call the Senate's attention to what I consider to be a gross mismanagement of public funds.
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Funding for Research into Cancers with Low Survival Rates
28 November 2017
I too commend this report of the Select Committee on Funding for Research into Cancers with Low Survival Rates.
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Marriage Equality
16 November 2017
How good is it that we stand here today knowing that, after all the years of fighting for marriage equality, it's almost here? How good...
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Urgent solution needed for Manus Island detainees
14 November 2017
For two weeks now, over 600 asylum seekers and refugees have been holed up in the Manus Regional Processing Centre and have rightly refused to...
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Media Reforms
12 September 2017
Delivered in the Senate Chamber, 12 September 2017 (13:19)A review of Australia's media environment is long overdue.
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Australia's Automotive Industry
5 September 2017
I rise today to talk about the state of Australia’s automotive industry.
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Protect Australia's proud migrant record
4 September 2017
I delivered the following adjournment speech in the Senate on Monday night. 
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