CARBON TAX LEGISLATION

Mr Speaker, I rise today to speak on the Clean Energy Bill otherwise known as the Carbon Tax Legislation. Labor’s proposed carbon tax is neither logical nor fair. After all, what could possibly be logical or fair about yet another massive new tax which has dubious impacts on the very thing it is trying to…

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Bills: Clean Energy Bill 2011

I rise today to speak on the Clean Energy Future package of bills otherwise known as the carbon tax legislation. Labor’s proposed carbon tax is neither logical nor fair. After all, what could possibly be logical or fair about yet another massive new tax which has dubious impacts on the very thing it is trying…

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Questions without Notice: Asylum Seekers

My question is to the Prime Minister. How can the Prime Minister claim that the Malaysia solution, with its 800-person ceiling, is an effective deterrent to people smuggling when a thousand asylum seekers have arrived since the Malaysia deal was announced and 400 have arrived since it was signed?

Adjournment: Queensland Floods

I rise tonight to inform the House of my office’s idea to raise extra funds for the victims of the flood in Brisbane. As I have stated before, after the flood that so devastated the great city of Brisbane, my office and I wanted to do something special to raise money for the victims of…

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Adjournment: Red Frogs Australia Chaplaincy Network

I rise tonight to speak about an extraordinary network-or perhaps better described as a ‘craze’-supporting our young people: the Red Frogs Australia Chaplaincy Network. Red Frogs founder and director Andy Gourley describes Red Frogs as: … not just another program but an experience! At its core is the heartbeat of 2000 volunteers with a mission…

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Statements by Members: Kerr, Mr Graham

I rise today to speak about heroes-not typical heroes like sporting identities or celebrities, but everyday heroes we can all learn so much from. Graham Kerr is the hero I speak of today. Graham is a man who has surmounted a monumental setback in his life. He has risen above it, integrated into our society…

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Constituency Statements: Bonner Electorate: Carbon Pricing

I rise today to highlight the risk this government is taking with its proposed carbon tax on jobs in my electorate of Bonner. Recently the Leader of the Opposition, Tony Abbott, the shadow minister for innovation industry and science, Sophie Mirabella, and I visited the Visy recycling centre in Murarrie, Brisbane. Visy is one of…

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