Speeches

Speech - John Curtin Research Centre Gala Dinner

October 04, 2018

My theme for this evening is the most important one we face: the need to stand for something. That’s what think tanks are for. And what political parties are for. We’re judged on our ability to win elections and gain power. And generally speaking, the Australian Labor Party and the union movement are pretty good at winning and governing. But for what end? That’s our question tonight.

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Speech - Constituency Statement (Pharmaceutical Industry)

September 18, 2018

Deputy Speaker, I rise in support of a pharmaceutical success story in my electorate of Lilley.

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Speech - Constituency Statement (Alcoa)

September 12, 2018

As a proud member of the Australian Workers’ Union for nearly all of my adult life, I stand in solidarity with the 1600 AWU members working at Alcoa in Western Australia, who have entered Day 36 of industrial action.

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Adjournment Debate (GFC Record)

September 10, 2018

Ten years ago, almost to the day – almost to this minute – I held a press conference in this building, after the fourth-largest US investment bank Lehman Brothers had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

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Speech - The Global Financial Crisis: 10 Years On (National Press Club)

August 21, 2018

Ten years ago, Australia had a choice. We could go into recession or go into deficit. As one of only two advanced economies to avoid recession during the Global Financial Crisis – via the timely deployment of monetary and fiscal policy – we came through the GFC by choice, not by chance.

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Speech - Constituency Statement (ALP Shield and Welcoming the Babies)

August 16, 2018

This weekend in Lilley we have a double-header of family and community events.

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