Speeches

Entries for June 2012

Higher Education Support Amendment (Student Contribution Amounts and Other Measures) Bill 2012

PARLIAMENT HOUSE, CANBERRA: Mr TUDGE (Aston) (12:34): I start by commending the Member for Forrest's contribution there in outlining, particularly, the impact of the Higher Education Support Amendment (Student Contribution Amounts and Other Measures) Bill 2012 on regional and rural students. She is ... ... (27-Jun)

National Schools Chaplaincy Program (Financial Framework Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 3) 2012)

PARLIAMENT HOUSE, CANBERRA:  This Financial Framework Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 3) 2012 before us is presented by the Attorney-General as an urgent response by the Government to the decision of the High Court last Wednesday. That decision in the case of Williams and the Commonwealth found... ... (26-Jun)

Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment Bill 2012

PARLIAMENT HOUSE, CANBERRA:  There are only two reasons that we are here debating the bill in front of us, the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment Bill 2012. The first is because of the sheer stench surrounding the Craig Thomson affair. Such was the stench that it has embarrassed the... ... (25-Jun)

Headspace Centre to be established in Knox

PARLIAMENT HOUSE, CANBERRA:  I inform the House that a Headspace Centre will soon be established in the Knox area in my electorate, which is a terrific outcome. It is a combination of a more than 12-month-long campaign which I have spearheaded along with many other people in the local community... ... (25-Jun)

Reverend David Devine

PARLIAMENT HOUSE, CANBERRA: I would like to pay tribute to a man whom we are losing from the Knox community, the Reverend David Devine. For the last 15 years, Reverend Devine has been the pastor at the Rowville Baptist Church. Last Sunday, however, he announced that he would be stepping down from ... ... (21-Jun)

Raising the bar in education

PARLIAMENT HOUSE, CANBERRA: I rise tonight to speak on raising the bar in education. In this Olympic year as we see countries vie to be the best in sport I want to say: why not in education? Our country has been prosperous, free and harmonious for such a long time that our children should be at ... ... (20-Jun)

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