Opinion pieces, speeches & transcripts

Transcript: Doorstop interview 25 August

August 25, 2021

From here in Parliament today, my thoughts are with the people of my hometown in Melbourne, dealing with that anxious wait for the daily case numbers and all the other numbers that shape the progress of the day and the prospects for the future. I know that these people, particularly those in the northern suburbs, who send me here to speak on their behalf, are also anxious for leadership.

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Transcript: Doorstop interview 6 August

August 06, 2021

Catherine has set out so clearly that there is something very, very rotten at the very centre of the Morrison Government and there are $660m million reasons why the Prime Minister must come clean. Anyone who saw his train wreck of a performance yesterday would see firstly that he's very, very uncomfortable talking about his responsibility for car park rorts and that there are many questions that he needs to answer.

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Transcript: Doorstop interview 4 August

August 04, 2021

This morning we saw Alan Tudge run away from questions, well Minister Tudge can run, but he can't hide from accountability. Today was the first day in eight weeks that Minister Tudge, now the education minister fronted the media to answer questions, although he wasn't very keen to answer questions.

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Address to the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council

July 27, 2021

The sustainability of cities matters so much more than the attention it is currently being given. By 2050, it is expected that two thirds of the world’s population will live in urban areas. In Australia, it’s projected that by then, 91 percent of our population will live in urban areas.

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We Can't Ignore the Other Virus That's Spread, That of Racism

July 26, 2021

COVID-19 isn't the only virus that's been spreading across the country, infecting our community. Since the start of the pandemic, Australia has seen a worrying rise in racism, anti-Semitism and Islamophobia.

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As the car-parks scandal shows, Morrison & Co never saw a rort they didn’t love

July 23, 2021

Just before the Audit Office released its scathing indictment of the commuter car parks program, Australia quietly added the auditing profession to our skills shortage list.

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