May 2, 2016
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 »
April 21, 2016
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 »
March 3, 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 »
March 3, 2016
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 »
March 1, 2016
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 »
February 29, 2016
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 »
February 25, 2016
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 »
February 24, 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 »
February 23, 2016
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 »
February 22, 2016
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 »
February 22, 2016
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 »
February 11, 2016
I am very pleased to speak on the 2016 Closing the Gap report and pay my respects to all Indigenous Australians, past and present. I firstly would like to commend the contributions of the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition yesterday rega... read more »
February 10, 2016
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 »
February 3, 2016
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 »
February 3, 2016
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 »