Member for Isaacs


National Integrity Commission - Suspension of Standing Orders

01 August 2019

This government is not serious about integrity or tackling corruption. If they were, they would establish a National Integrity Commission now.

Adjournment Speech - Chisholm

31 July 2019

It should be a matter of great concern to all Australians that the now-Member for Chisholm, the Treasurer of Australia and the Liberal Party sought to mislead Chinese-speaking Australian voters with their shamefully deceitful signs.

Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment (Ensuring Integrity) Bill 2019

31 July 2019

This Liberal government should focus on putting its own house in order before it lectures others on matters of integrity, because this Liberal Party has an uneasy relationship with the concept of integrity.

Royal Commissions Amendment (Private Sessions) Bill 2019

31 July 2019

It is long past time for the Prime Minister to show people with disabilities the respect that they deserve,

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (Sunsetting Of Special Powers Relating To Terrorism Offences) Bill 2019

30 July 2019

Every debate about national security legislation in this country should begin with a recognition that the powers we have given our security agencies in Australia are broader and subject to fewer restrictions and less oversight than the powers that have been given to agencies in any similar country anywhere in the world. There are no greater examples of this than ASIO's questioning and detention warrant powers. No comparable jurisdiction in the world - by that I mean Western democracies - gives such powers to its intelligence agencies.

Migration Amendment (Repairing Medical Transfers) Bill 2019 Second Reading

24 July 2019

The Medevac Laws should not be necessary but this Minister and this Government makes them necessary and they must not be repealed.

Counter-Terrorism (Temporary Exclusion Orders) Bill 2019

23 July 2019

When Labor stands up for parliamentary oversight and scrutiny of legislation to ensure that laws operate as intended and do not result in unintended and undesirable consequences and are subject to proper safeguards, the Liberals resort to cheap smears and questioning of allegiance.

Criminal Code Amendment (Sharing of Abhorrent Violent Material) Bill 2019

04 April 2019

The terrorist atrocity committed in New Zealand on 15 March was on unspeakable act of violence committed by a coward against a defenceless group of worshippers at prayer.

Adjournment Speech - Racism

19 February 2019

I would call on all members of this place to remember the lessons and the warnings of history, and to campaign by appealing to the best, rather than to the worst, in human nature.

Senator Barney Cooney

13 February 2019

My admiration and deep respect for Senator Barney Cooney is immeasurable and I send my condolences to his family and friends. While I stand here with a deep sense of sadness, it is, however, Barney's contribution to Australian politics, his sharpened instinct for social justice and the generous guidance that he afforded me and so many others, that stands out.