Speeches

Australia US Relations

October 16, 2017

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The Importance of Childcare to Working Families

October 16, 2017

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Plight of Rohingya's in Burma

September 14, 2017

I welcome the Australian government's response of an additional $5 million to help in this crisis. The Australian contribution is welcome, but let's be honest about this: we need to do more.

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Australia's Energy Crisis

September 12, 2017

After five years of failure from the Liberals, Australia is now in the middle of a major energy crisis. People in my electorate of Wills has seen their electricity bills go up on average to $721 and in Sydney, it's almost a thousands dollars per year.

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His Holiness Pope Tawadros II

September 06, 2017

It's a great honour and joy to welcome His Holiness Pope Tawadros II. As the first Copt to be elected to the federal parliament, it is particularly special for me to have had the privilege to host him today.

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Democracy and Human Rights in Turkey

September 05, 2017

I call on the Australian government to make direct representation to the Turkish government, imploring them to ensure that democracy and democratic principles within Turkey are upheld and protected and to release all politicians, journalists and academics who have been arbitrarily detained without proper trial.

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