Opinion pieces, speeches & transcripts

Doorstop interview 26 November

November 26, 2019

A few weeks ago, Labor the Greens and Independents in the House of Representatives did everything we could to save Medevac. Today, the Senate has the opportunity to do just that, to do what we were unable to do in the House of Representatives.

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Shaping Our Future Cities

November 21, 2019

Thank you for the opportunity to speak with you today in Parramatta – Sydney’s second CBD - as Labor’s Shadow Minister for Cities and Urban Infrastructure. I’m very conscious that I follow in the footsteps of the Labor Leader, Anthony Albanese, in this critically important portfolio.

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We have to learn the lessons of the last election, and turn our focus to the next one

November 18, 2019

The election review conducted for Labor by Jay Weatherill and Craig Emerson is hard to read for anyone involved in the ALP. As it should be. We have to face the facts which led us to lose May’s election before we can face the future.

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National Growth Areas Alliance Annual Congress 2019

November 11, 2019

It’s wonderful to join you here in Perth on Remembrance Day, and to carry on a conversation I’ve been having with the NGAA ever since I was first elected. It means a lot to me that this organisation is based in the City of Whittlesea in Scullin – my own electorate – and that my great mate – Councillor Sam Alessi was your first spokesperson.

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Transcript: ABC News Breakfast Saturday 26 Oct

October 26, 2019

There are very serious issues that go to potential breaches of the New South Wales Crimes Act and it's not us who raised this issue it was the Prime Minister who put very clearly the onus on all of us to act in accordance with the law. Now the letter that Angus Taylor sent yesterday vindicates Labor's decision...

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Finding New Ways Of Measuring Diversity

October 10, 2019

Happy 40th Birthday to FECCA. When we talk about how immigration has shaped and is shaping Australia, we must speak of both statistics and stories.

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