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Turnbull continues to turn his back on Victorians

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 05:16

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This government likes to talk the talk on infrastructure, but it does not seem to be walking the walk? Yesterday, the member for Grayndler, in an excellent speech on infrastructure gave the minister credit for his chutzpah, his cheek, in talking about infrastructure.

 

Catholic Education Funding

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 04:43

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Labor does not agree with the government's education changes or the proposals for spending $22 billion less over the long term on education. But the thing that has surprised me about this budget and the doubling down by ministers, such as Minister Pyne and Minister Birmingham, is their attack on and cuts to an unexpected target: the Catholic education system.

 

Victoria Short Changed on Infrastructure

Thursday, 11 May 2017 05:36

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The expenditure on transport infrastructure in this budget grossly disadvantages Victoria. The ethos underlying Federation was that all states be treated equally. The transport infrastructure expenditure in New South Wales in particular, compared to that in Victoria, is, frankly, scandalous.

   

In Defence of 18c

Tuesday, 04 April 2017 05:56

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In a diverse, racially harmonious country like Australia—a success story—why are you abandoning something that has existed for many years? I might say, it was for 11 years of the Howard government. Sections 18C and 18D—the two provisions of the Racial Discrimination Act that have seen harmonious relations between all Australians maintained—are going to be abandoned.

 

Australia and Timor-Leste

Tuesday, 04 April 2017 00:28

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I commend the Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties on his report to the House. This arrangement and these developments with Australia and Timor-Leste are not necessarily welcome, in the sense that I wish these things could have been resolved in other ways, and it is a shame particularly for Timor-Leste.

   

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