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Speeches

Energy Policy and Regional Australia

Finally Labor have put forward an MPI that I agree with. But, the longer this debate goes on, the more I realise it is nothing to do with national energy; it is actually to do with the South Australian election. Nonetheless, it is a good topic for us to talk about.  Here today we are talking about one of the greatest chall... read more »

Shark Management in Western Australia

I rise to speak about the latest noise and headlines concerning shark numbers in Western Australia.  We West Australians love the beach.  We have some of the best surf in the world, the best beaches in the world and one of the best lifestyles in the world.  We're really proud of this fact.  But one of the greatest ch... read more »

National Threatened Species Day

I rise today to acknowledge National Threatened Species Day and the importance of that event for my electorate of Durack. You may not be aware that my electorate has the largest number of threatened species in Australia. There are some 360 different species considered to be vulnerable or on the brink of extinction.  That is a very fri... read more »

Agriculture's Economic Contribution

I rise today to note the incredible contribution agriculture is making to the economy across the nation and in my large electorate of Durack. We have recently seen the updated national accounts—and what a welcome set of numbers they were. The better days that we were elected to deliver are emerging. Under this government the potential o... read more »

Lisa Wilkinson Equal Pay

I rise today to reflect on the events that transpired last week in regard to Lisa Wilkinson leaving Channel 9 and the Today show because of a perceived gap between what she was paid and what her co-host, Karl Stefanovic, was paid.  Those opposite came in here enraged and made many statements condemning Channel 9 for not offering Ms Wilkinso... read more »

Matter of Public Importance Debate - Union Payments

PRICE:  I rise on yet another absurd motion by those opposite.  Haven't we heard some fire and brimstone in this place over the last 24 hours!  We've heard some frankly unbelievable claims by those opposite, trotting in here one after the other and sticking up for their union mates, as they do.  It's laughable that... read more »

Same Sex Marriage Speech

I rise to speak on the Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Bill.  The 2016 election saw, for the first time, an Australian government elected with a mandate to provide a path to marriage equality. We now find ourselves one step away from the end of that path. The postal survey is the reason we are at this point toda... read more »

Energy Policy Debate

I rise this evening to reflect on an event that occurred some nine years ago, which, in the current climate of our debate on energy, is a startling example of managing energy policy.  On 3 June 2008 a corroded gas pipeline ruptured on Varanus Island off the coast of Dampier Peninsula in my electorate of Durack. Thankfully, no-one was inj... read more »

Labor Motion "Inequality in Australia is rising"

I rise to speak against, once again, another ridiculous motion moved by the member for Jagajaga.  If there's one thing the last 100 years has shown us here in Australia it is that the greatest creator of poverty and inequality is socialism. That is the guiding principle of those opposite. So their motion today on poverty and inequality i... read more »

Mid West Space Agency Speech

I rise to acknowledge the government's recent announcement of the creation of a National Space Agency.  Australians have a long history as explorers and adventurers, and this announcement fits perfectly with that proud tradition. Looking around Australia, I believe there is no place better suited for the future Australian Space Agency th... read more »

Treasury Laws Amendment (Reducing Pressure on Housing Affordability Measures No. 1) Bill 2017

 I rise today to speak on the Treasury Laws Amendment (Reducing Pressure on Housing Affordability Measures No. 1) Bill 2017 and the First Home Super Saver Tax Bill.  The aim of this bill is very simple—to give Aussie families a better shot at realising the great Australian dream.  The dream of owning your own home is bein... read more »

National Threatened Species Day

I rise today to acknowledge National Threatened Species Day and the importance of that event for my electorate of Durack. You may not be aware that my electorate has the largest number of threatened species in Australia. There are some 360 different species considered to be vulnerable or on the brink of extinction. That is a ver... read more »

House Select Committee on Regional Development and Decentralisation

I rise today to speak on the issues paper presented to the House by my friend Dr McVeigh on behalf of the House of Representatives Select Committee on Regional Development and Decentralisation, of which I am a proud member. The resources and hard work of our regional towns and cities are fundamental to the nation's economy.  I think my e... read more »

Dowerin Field Day

I would like to talk today about the Dowerin GWN7 Machinery Field Day, which I attended last week. Held over two days, the Dowerin Field Days are recognised as being one of the three largest agricultural machinery events in the country. The WA Liberal team was out in full force, and I was joined by—and would like to thank&... read more »

Social Services Legislation Amendment (Welfare Reform) Bill 2017

I rise today to speak on the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Welfare Reform) Bill 2017.  The Turnbull government backs its commitments. It stands by the workers of Australia and it stands by the mutual obligations between citizens on welfare, the government and taxpayers. We know that those opposite have proved to be no... read more »
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