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.
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.
It is long past time for the Prime Minister to show people with disabilities the respect that they deserve,
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.
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Medevac Laws should not be necessary but this Minister and this Government makes them necessary and they must not be repealed.
23 July 2019
When Labor stands up for parliamentary oversight and scrutiny of legislation to ensure that laws operate as intended and do not result in unintended and undesirable consequences and are subject to proper safeguards, the Liberals resort to cheap smears and questioning of allegiance.
04 April 2019
The terrorist atrocity committed in New Zealand on 15 March was on unspeakable act of violence committed by a coward against a defenceless group of worshippers at prayer.
19 February 2019
I would call on all members of this place to remember the lessons and the warnings of history, and to campaign by appealing to the best, rather than to the worst, in human nature.
13 February 2019
My admiration and deep respect for Senator Barney Cooney is immeasurable and I send my condolences to his family and friends. While I stand here with a deep sense of sadness, it is, however, Barney's contribution to Australian politics, his sharpened instinct for social justice and the generous guidance that he afforded me and so many others, that stands out.
12 February 2019
This amendment is necessary to help protect the personal information, and therefore the security, of virtually every Australian who has a smartphone or uses the internet.
Authorised by Mark Dreyfus, ALP, 566 Main Street, Mordialloc VIC 3195.