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Speeches

Negative Gearing

I am very pleased today to talk about our government's economic record and negative gearing. I start by reminding all here in the chamber today of the Turnbull government's economic record of some 26,100 new jobs created in March, adding to the tally of 235,000 jobs in the past year. Unemployment dropped to 5.7 per cent in March, the lowest rate i... read more »

Central Midlands Coastal Football League

It is great to have an opportunity to speak about one of WA country football's great leagues, the Central Midlands Coastal Football League. This year I am a proud sponsor of the 2016 AGLIME Central Midlands Coastal Football League. The league features teams from Jurien Bay, Cervantes—home of West Coast forward pocket, Mark Le Cras—Moor... read more »

Taxation and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2016 Measures No. 1) Bill 2016

Another end to a sitting week and yet another bill where I stand here in this chamber speaking about how the Turnbull government is fixing up the mess left by those on the other side. It bares repeating once again that it was a $310 billion bill, plus $123 billion in projected deficits in the following four financial years. I am very pleased... read more »

Port Hedland's 120th Birthday

I am very pleased today to speak about one of the fabulous towns in my electorate, Port Hedland. Later this year Port Hedland will celebrate its 120th birthday. In one of Australia's most important economic regions, the Pilbara, Port Hedland is home to more than 20,000 people and has the largest bulk export port in the world. The town of Port H... read more »

New Durack communities

I am pleased to rise in the House today to welcome the new towns which have been added to Durack following the boundary redistribution in Western Australia. The shires of Bruce Rock, Westonia, Yilgarn, Narembeen and Quairading will join the list of my existing local governments, taking the number up to 51 in my electorate. Additionally, to the ... read more »

Defence White Paper

I am very pleased today to speak about the Turnbull government's defence white paper released last week.  With a record year for jobs last year and the unveiling of the northern Australia white paper, the agricultural competitiveness white paper and the defence white paper, this is just another feather in the cap of this government, which is ... read more »

Turnbull Government on innovation and education

I am very pleased to have the opportunity to speak today on this matter of public importance, especially on the day of the unveiling of the Turnbull government's defence white paper.  This is, indeed, a hallmark day in Australia's defence history.  We know that the defence white paper is more than just the Turnbull government delive... read more »

Narcotic Drugs Amendment Bill 2016

The Turnbull government is building an innovative and sustainable economy for a safe and secure Australia, and this bill is a demonstration of the compassion of those of us on this side of the chamber.  I am pleased to rise today to speak on the Narcotic Drugs Amendment Bill 2016.  This government is a progressive government. Not only a... read more »

2016 Mid West Academy of Sport Scholarship Ceremony

I am very pleased to speak today about the Mid West Academy of Sport led by executive officer, Marty FitzSimons, and chair, Gary Clark—two names that are synonymous with Western Australian sport. The Mid West Academy of Sport provides a high-performance training environment for talented Mid West athletes. The academy commenced services in... read more »

West Kimberley Clontarf Academy

I am very pleased to speak about one of the many fabulous educational organisations in my electorate of Durack, the West Kimberley Clontarf Academy.  Established in 2006, the West Kimberley Clontarf Academy is an innovative education organisation which uses our most popular game, Australian Rules football, to engage and retain Aboriginal boys... read more »

Turnbull Government's work in Country Education

I am very pleased to speak on my private members' business motion highlighting the Turnbull government's work in country education.  Firstly, I want to set the record straight regarding education funding. Last year, this government increased funding to Western Australian schools by a whopping 42 per cent over the next four years—whi... read more »
2016 Closing the Gap report

Geraldton City Speedway

I am delighted to speak today about the Geraldton City Speedway. The Geraldton City Speedway was established in 1964 by a group of Geraldton revheads, originally racing on a block of land they leased north of the Geraldton airport. The speedway remained there for two years, until the property owner leased out the land for cropping—when al... read more »

Turnbull Government's work in the North West

I am very pleased to rise in this chamber to speak about one of the things I am very passionate about, which is Western Australia's north. Despite not often being thought about at all by the east-coast-centric media—not to mention the previous east-coast- and city-centric Labor government—the Kimberley and the Pilbara are two of Aus... read more »

Competition and Consumer Amendment (Payment Surcharges) Bill 2015

Mr Deputy Speaker Goodenough, I wish you a happy new year. I am pleased to rise in the House for the first time this year to speak on the Competition and Consumer Amendment (Payment Surcharges) Bill 2015. This bill will ban what can be incredibly unfair, excessive surcharges on processed payments, such as processing fees, b... read more »
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