Opinion pieces, speeches & transcripts

Transcript: Doorstop Interview 25 November

November 25, 2021

Government members like to talk about how the first duty of national government is to keep Australians safe, and of course, they are right to say so. But these words are being undermined, in particular by the Prime Minister

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Address to the AHURI National Cities Conference

November 18, 2021

Last week The Economist observed that, while in February 2020 around 5% of hours worked by Americans were worked from home, three months later that proportion had grown to six in ten. A similar thing happened in Australia, too - indeed, across advanced economies.

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Transcript: ABC News Breakfast 18 September 2021

September 18, 2021

We need to hear a lot more from the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Payne about this, the reaction of France is something we have to take very, very seriously. France is not only a long-standing ally, but it is a very significant partner in the Pacific. Indonesia of course is our nearest neighbour and an absolutely vital partner. So we do need to understand, while of course Labor welcomes the strategic opportunities of this expanded partne...

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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 25 August (1)

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.

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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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