Mark Dreyfus MP

Member for Isaacs
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Speeches

Time's Up: Why Australia Needs A National Integrity Commission

11 September 2019

Time's up.

Labor and the Australian public know that our nation needs a national integrity commission.

Time's up for the Morrison Government to get their priorities right, and work with us to make that happen

The Political Challenges of Reform - Summit for Press Freedom

29 August 2019

The first immediate political challenge to reform is to ensure that Scott Morrison and his Government understand that the Fourth Estate is a foundation of all healthy democracies, including ours.

National Association of Community Legal Centres

26 August 2019

Ensuring that all Australians are able to have their legal rights upheld is especially important for families and children under threat of violence, to the victims of financial fraud and other crimes perpetrated against them by banks and other large companies, to Indigenous Australians and communities, to the sick, to the elderly, to rural Australians who don't have easy access to lawyers or to the courts, to our new arrivals, and yes to those accused of serious crimes.

Agricultural Protection Bill 2019

02 August 2019

Labor strongly agrees that farmers and those in other agricultural businesses should not be subject to intimidating and unlawful actions by activists trespassing on their land.

National Integrity Commission - Suspension of Standing Orders

01 August 2019

This government is not serious about integrity or tackling corruption. If they were, they would establish a National Integrity Commission now.

Adjournment Speech - Chisholm

31 July 2019

It should be a matter of great concern to all Australians that the now-Member for Chisholm, the Treasurer of Australia and the Liberal Party sought to mislead Chinese-speaking Australian voters with their shamefully deceitful signs.

Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Ensuring Integrity) Bill 2019

31 July 2019

This Liberal government should focus on putting its own house in order before it lectures others on matters of integrity, because this Liberal Party has an uneasy relationship with the concept of integrity.

Royal Commissions Amendment (Private Sessions) Bill 2019

31 July 2019

It is long past time for the Prime Minister to show people with disabilities the respect that they deserve,

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (Sunsetting Of Special Powers Relating To Terrorism Offences) Bill 2019

30 July 2019

Every debate about national security legislation in this country should begin with a recognition that the powers we have given our security agencies in Australia are broader and subject to fewer restrictions and less oversight than the powers that have been given to agencies in any similar country anywhere in the world. There are no greater examples of this than ASIO's questioning and detention warrant powers. No comparable jurisdiction in the world - by that I mean Western democracies - gives such powers to its intelligence agencies.

Migration Amendment (Repairing Medical Transfers) Bill 2019 Second Reading

24 July 2019

The Medevac Laws should not be necessary but this Minister and this Government makes them necessary and they must not be repealed.