Speeches

Speech - PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS

December 16, 2018

Delegates It’s my extremely happy duty as the newly elected President of the Australian Labor Party to welcome you to this, our 48th National Conference here in wonderful Adelaide. I want to start with some thanks. First, to the incredibly hardworking team at the National Secretariat and our South Australian branch hosts for pulling off the difficult feat of planning this conference not once but twice in the same year. This is the National...

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Speech - Reflections on the Harvester Judgement

December 11, 2018

As the incoming president of the ALP there’s nothing better than coming to the state where Labor has been most recently – and most resoundingly – re-endorsed as the undisputed natural party of government. The way the Morrison Government is going, you soon may not be the only one. Because the way they’re governing, the Coalition is set for electoral defeat.  We’re living in a bizarre political climate.

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ADJOURNMENT DEBATE (BHP ATO SETTLEMENT)

December 04, 2018

For many years Australia's largest company, BHP, has been gaming our tax system, and it has been involved in disputes with the ATO over unpaid taxes in excess of a billion dollars. BHP has been joined by other large multinationals like Rio Tinto and Chevron in fleecing the Australian taxpayer through the use of tax havens and tax shields such as Singapore. BHP's Singapore tax shield and other tax havens exist to smuggle profits out of Australia.

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Speech - Constituency Statement (Pharmaceutical Industry And NBN)

November 28, 2018

Sanofi Consumer Healthcare is a complementary medicine manufacturer located in Virginia in the electorate of Lilley. It employs more than 300 locals and annually produces around 360 million soft gels and 1.8 billion tablets. Currently its products are eligible for the Australian Made label, which acknowledges the high quality of Australian-made products.

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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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