Mark Dreyfus MP

Member for Isaacs
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Speeches

Sex Discrimination and Fair Work (Respect at Work) Amendment Bill 2021

02 September 2021

The Sex Discrimination and Fair Work (Respect at Work) Amendment Bill 2021 should mark a historic day for this parliament. This should be a day on which partisan politics are set aside as we work together as Australian lawmakers to pass into Australian law measures to implement the recommendations of Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins's groundbreaking report entitled [email protected]: National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces Report (2020). But this is not that day.

1,000 Days of No Anti-Corruption Commission

02 September 2021

Almost 1,000 days have passed since the Prime Minister and the former Attorney-General stood before the Australian people and finally, grudgingly, promised them a National Anti-Corruption Commission.

Matters of Public Importance - National Anti-Corruption Commission

11 August 2021

The ever-growing list of scandals surrounding the Morrison government shows why Australia needs a powerful and independent anti-corruption commission and why the Prime Minister and his colleagues continue to do everything they can to stop one from being established.

Treasury Laws Amendment (2021 Measures No. 1) Bill 2021

10 August 2021

Time after time after time, the Morrison government put their interests and those of their mates above the interests of Australians. Instead of doing everything in their power to get Australians out of lockdown, the Prime Minister and his Treasurer are using the national parliament to sneak through legislation to help their mates. They are not on the side of Australians.

Closing The Gap Ministerial Statement

09 August 2021

If the government is serious about providing justice for First Nations people, if the Prime Minister is genuine in what he claims is his desire to work respectfully with Indigenous Australians to close the gap in justice outcomes, he should start by honouring rather than trashing the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

90 Second Statement - Labor’s National Anti-Corruption Commission

04 August 2021

This is a government that lives in terror of what a powerful, independent, and transparent anti-corruption commission would reveal to the Australian people.

New Quarantine Facility in Victoria

23 June 2021

The Morrison Government had two jobs and it has failed at them both.

It had a job of getting quarantine right. It is a Constitutional responsibility of the Commonwealth and the Commonwealth has ducked that responsibility from the get go in this pandemic.

PJCIS Report - Relisting of Hizballah

23 June 2021

All members of the Committee support the re-listing of Hizballah’s External Security Organisation as a terrorist organisation because of its record of directly and indirectly engaging in and supporting terrorist acts.

However, as the Committee did in June 2018, we are again asking why the Government has decided to confine the re-listing of Hizballah only to its External Security Organisation.

Adjournment Speech - National Archives

21 June 2021

The willingness of this Government to let our history rot rather than implement the Tune Review’s recommendations to preserve it shows how far his party has strayed from the traditions on which the party was founded. 

I call on the Government to stop trashing that legacy and do the work needed to preserve our nation’s history.

90 Second Statement - Vaccination Rollout Failure

17 June 2021

Once again we are seeing the consequences of the Morrison Government’s failures on quarantine and the COVID vaccination rollout.