Speeches

Entries for May 2011

Federal budget 2011-12

I rise to speak on the Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2011-2012, Appropriation Bill (No. 2) 2011-2012 and Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 1) 2011-12, which implement the Gillard government's budget for this year. I note the passionate comments of the member for Berowra, who spoke jus... ... (31-May)

Tudge welcomes Rowville Rail feasibility study

PARLIAMENT, CANBERRA:  I would like to update the House on the Rowville rail link proposal. As many members of the House will know, this is something I have been promoting for some time. Rowville, is in the bottom section of the Aston electorate. Last Sunday, there was an announcement by the st... ... (31-May)

Three Year Old Kinder Under Threat

PARLIAMENT, CANBERRA:  I would like to raise an important issue that is affecting thousands of young families in our community, and that is the progressive destruction of three-year-old kindergartens which is occurring in Victoria and possibly in other states. It is occurring because of a polic... ... (31-May)

School Libraries and Teacher Librarians in 21st Century Australia report

PARLIAMENT, CANBERRA:  I also rise to speak on the School Libraries and Teacher Librarians in 21st Century Australia report. I would like to make some brief comments in relation to it. Like the previous speaker, the Member for McPherson, I was not a member of the primary committee that did most... ... (25-May)

Condolence motion: Lionel Rose

PARLIAMENT, CANBERRA:  I also rise to support the condolence motion for the late Mr Lionel Rose, and I would like to associate myself with some of the comments of the previous speakers, including Mr Hunt and Mr Broadbent, who I have just listened to here. I am sorry I did not get to hear some o... ... (11-May)

National Volunteer Week - Thanking our unsung heros

PARLIAMENT, CANBERRA:  This week is National Volunteers Week. And there is no better time than this week to highlight the role of volunteers in our community and to say thank you. Volunteers are the glue that holds together our civil society. Australian volunteers contribute more than 700 milli... ... (11-May)

Catholic Schools funding under threat

PARLIAMENT, CANBERRA:  I rise to express my concern in relation to Catholic school funding and the direction in which the government is likely to be taking the school funding regime post the expiration of the existing Schools Assistance Act. I am particularly concerned about the Catholic school... ... (11-May)

Corporations Amendment (Improving Accountability on Director and Executive Remuneration) Bill 2011

PARLIAMENT, CANBERRA:  I rise to speak on the Corporations Amendment (Improving Accountability on Director and Executive Remuneration) Bill 2011. As you would be aware, Mr Deputy Speaker, this bill arises out of the recommendations of the Productivity Commission report into executive remunerati... ... (11-May)

Social Security legislation Amendment (Job Seeker Compliance) Bill

PARLIAMENT, CANBERRA: I rise to speak on and support the Social Security Legislation Amendment (Job Seeker Compliance) Bill 2011. The bill in question will enhance the current job seeker compliance framework by providing additional incentives for job seekers to engage with their employment service p... ... (11-May)

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