Mark Dreyfus MP

Member for Isaacs
Contact Mark
(03) 9580 4651
Volunteer

Speeches

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.

PJCIS Report - Listing of Sonnenkrieg Division as a Terrorist Organisation

17 June 2021

Labor members of the Committee join with our colleagues on the Committee in welcoming the Government’s decision to list the Sonnenkrieg Division.

This marks the first time that a right-wing extremist organisation has been listed as a terrorist organisation in Australia.

Constituency Statement - Medicare

16 June 2021

For 50 years Labor has fought for the right of all Australians to access decent, affordable health care and for every one of those 50 years the Liberals have fought to tear that down.

And here we are, again, with Medicare again under attack and once again, it's the people right across Australia, including in my electorate of Isaacs, who will pay.

Aged Care Vaccination Failure - 90 Second Statement

02 June 2021

Twelve months on, COVID still threatens aged care residents and we have a Federal Government failing to protect aged care workers and the people they are caring for.

Budget Appropriations Speech 2021

01 June 2021

What we're witnessing right now is a government that believes that it can act with complete impunity. The Prime Minister appears to believe that, no matter how disgraceful his conduct or the conduct of his ministers gets, time will march on, journalists will move on and people will forget. It's incumbent on all of us to ensure that the Prime Minister is wrong about that. Australia needs a powerful and independent national anti-corruption commission, and only a Labor government will deliver one.

Uluru Statement From The Heart - 90 Second Statement

26 May 2021

The Uluru Statement from the Heart is an extraordinary act of generosity, friendship and reconciliation. It is a gift we must accept in that same spirit, for the benefit of all our people

Constituency Statement - JobKeeper

17 March 2021

The Morrison Government intends to strip one million Australians of their only means of employment support, during a pandemic, with no plan for good, secure, well paid jobs to replace it.

No Australian Government should do such a thing.

We expect, and deserve, better, much better than this.

Adjournment Speech - March4Justice

15 March 2021

Today, on the lawns outside this parliament and in demonstrations across our nation, tens of thousands of women and their supporters marched and spoke for justice. They were powerful, they were eloquent, they were courageous and what they said needs to be heard, which is why the decision of the Prime Minister to refuse to come out of hiding and walk the short distance to hear directly from the thousands who came to this place to call for justice tells us so much about what kind of leader he is.

90 Second Statement - Safer Communities Rorts

15 February 2021

Rorts, rorts and more rorts, that's the standard Australians now expect from the Morrison Government, because this is a government whose members are only in it for themselves.