Constituency Statements: Bonner Electorate: Volunteers

It is with pleasure that I rise today to acknowledge the volunteers in the Bonner electorate who have been recognised by the Australian government for their international service. I am sure that everyone in this House will agree with me when I say that volunteers are the lifeblood of the community. I am extremely proud…

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Adjournment: Bonner Electorate: Military Awards

It is with pleasure I rise this afternoon to acknowledge a most humble man who has accomplished many great things, both for his country and abroad. Allen Warren is a constituent in my electorate of Bonner who does not wish for recognition or acknowledgment, but these are so often the people who deserve it most.…

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Adjournment: Bonner Electorate: Community Forums

Since I was re-elected late last year, I have noticed that I have received a big increase in the amount of constituent correspondence compared to when I was in office back in 2007. What this shows is that there is a lot of need in our community, a lot of concern about the direction of…

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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?