Speeches

Taking back Control: Restoring Universalism in the Age of Identity Politics

2019 has been already been a bad year for some our hitherto most trusted institutions. However, the Hayne Royal Commission report on misconduct in the banking and financial services sector, and the conviction of Cardinal George Pell...

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On faith-based schools: freedom of religion and freedom from discrimination

When I think about some of the most important principles that motivate me to contribute in this place, I think of freedom, strong institutions and fairness for all. Then I look at this bill, and it’s devastating.

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Adjournment Speech: Unelected Bureaucrats Dictating New Gender Language Structures

Parliamentary democracy is underrated as a safeguard of personal liberty. From the outside, the perception is that parliament is mired in gridlock and inertia. 

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Restoring Territory Rights (Assisted Suicide Legislation) Bill 2018 - Speech

I rise to speak in opposition to the Restoring Territory Rights (Assisted Suicide Legislation) Bill, and I would like to start by telling a story. 

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Maiden Speech in the Senate

Australians don’t trust politicians. It’s a universal truth. In fact, Australians are losing faith across the four sectors of the economy—government, media, corporate and non-government organisations.

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Questions without Notice: Take Note of Answers - Answers to Questions

I rise to take note of the answers in question time today, but I do so with great enthusiasm for the work that has been done by the Liberal-National Party government in bringing forward a budget that is going to deliver tax relief for all Australians, encourage and reward working Australians, and reduce the cost pressures that their households face.

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Questions Without Notice: Take Note of Answers - Taxation

I rise to take note of the contribution of Senator Brown and of course the contributions made by Senator Cormann and particularly Senator Fierravanti-Wells in the course of today’s debate.

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