Adjournment - Aged Care Crisis - Tasmanian Bushfires

I rise this evening to speak about aged care and the state of the aged-care sector in this country. Under the leadership of the Morrison government, it's now at crisis point.  Continue reading

Senator John Williams Valedictory

I want to make a few comments in relation to Senator John Williams. It's already been very well articulated here in the contributions this evening, in relation to the background of Wacka, being a shearer, a truck driver, a farmer and a small business owner. Continue reading

MPI - Banking Royal Commission

I rise to speak on the Morrison government's failure to act on delivering better protections for Australian consumers after it voted 26 times against establishing a banking royal commission.  Continue reading

Senators’ Statements – Home Care Waitlist Crisis

I can't count the amount of times that I've spoken in this place about the Abbott-Turnbull and now Morrison government’s pathetic record on ageing and aged care. Continue reading

Treasury Laws Amendment (Making Sure Every State and Territory Gets Their Fair Share of GST) Bill 2018

I rise to speak on the Treasury Laws Amendment (Making Sure Every State and Territory Gets Their Fair Share of GST) Bill 2018. Labor supports every state and territory getting their fair share of GST, and Labor supports this legislation. Continue reading

Adjournment - Tasmanian Health Crisis - 13 Nov 2018

I rise this evening to speak about the catastrophic state of the health system in my home state of Tasmania under the incompetent Hodgman Liberal government.  Continue reading

National Apology to Victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse

I rise to contribute some remarks to the debate on the motion of Senator Cormann. I'd also like to acknowledge those of my colleagues who have spoken before me. Our children are our greatest gifts. Their innocence should always be protected. The crimes against these children who were robbed of their innocence have stained our nation. Continue reading

MPI - Health Care - 12 Nov 2018

I rise this afternoon to speak about a plan to fix Australia's hospitals, including more investment in beds, doctors and nurses, ending the Medicare freeze and providing new MRI machines across Australia.  Continue reading

RADIO interview - 2CC Canberra - Aged Care Royal Commission


Doorstop - Parliament House Canberra - Scott Morrison’s cuts to aged care