Member for Isaacs


Police Ministers Council Opening Statement

03 May 2024

Today’s meeting of the Police Ministers’ Council comes at a time when the nation is united in demanding that political leaders act to protect women from violence. Violence overwhelmingly committed by men.

Privacy by Design Awards 2024

02 May 2024

Privacy is critical to the functioning of our free and democratic society. It underpins freedom of association, expression and belief, and is of upmost importance to promoting trust in government and industry.

Family Violence Symposium

19 April 2024

We have a crisis of male violence in Australia.

It is a scourge in our society and it must end.

To create lasting change, women cannot be expected to solve violence against women alone.

It’s time for men to step up.

Walter Mikac Letters

26 March 2024

What Port Arthur taught us in 1996, what the landmark agreement on the National Firearms Register in 2023 has demonstrated, and what the ongoing commitment of gun safety advocates and responsible gun owners show, is that Australians are committed to doing everything we can to keep our communities and police safe from gun violence.

2023 Human Rights Day Oration

08 December 2023

We must continue to look forward to opportunities to strengthen and protect Australia’s human rights framework. As we celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and consider our achievements since 1948, we must also look forward to how we can continue to make improvements.

Law Council of Australia Gala Dinner

01 December 2023

It is ninety years since the Law Council of Australia was formed in 1933 in the wake of the Great Depression to speak on behalf of the entire Australian legal profession.

But the Council is now so much more than a peak body and has evolved to play an important role in policy making and advocating for a fair and just legal system.

Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Prohibited Hate Symbols And Other Measures) Bill 2023

30 November 2023

There is no place in Australia for symbols that glorify the horrors of the Holocaust. And there is no place in Australia for evil and offensive acts that celebrate Nazi ideology. Today, the Albanese Labor government is strengthening our legislation to ensure that never again will anyone in this country be allowed to celebrate or profit from acts and symbols of the Nazis and terrorist organisations.

Health Justice Australia Conference 2023

24 November 2023

Health justice partnerships and integrated service models are playing an increasingly critical role in the delivery of legal assistance. Legal need is often connected to other needs, in particular healthcare, and these models recognise and reflect that. This important work that you do reaffirms my view that legal assistance cannot and should not exist in a vacuum. Health justice partnerships foster unique pathways designed to better facilitate access to justice for vulnerable and disadvantaged people

2023 John Monash Oration

23 November 2023

So much of what I have done – and hope to do as Attorney-General – concerns transparency and accountability.

Not as an end in itself.

A bad government that is transparent is not better than a bad government that is not.

But transparency has a tendency to make governments and institutions be better, if only out of a sense of self-preservation.

Motion condemning Hamas attacks on Israel

16 October 2023

Anti-Semitism has been called “the longest hatred” – the Nazis did not invent it. And, as the events of the last week have demonstrated all too tragically, Anti-Semitism did not end when the Nazis were defeated.