2016 Speeches

CONSTITUENCY STATEMENT: GC101

I would like to bring to the attention of the House a very important initiative in my electorate and throughout the Gold Coast that is putting young people on the road to a rewarding job and raising awareness of the value of apprenticeships. As the local federal member and the Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, I was honoured t... read more »
Australian Engineering Conference 2016

Master Builders Australia National Excellence in Building and Construction Awards

Thank you Dan for the introduction.   I’d firstly like to acknowledge and congratulate all the finalists here tonight in the various categories. This night is all about you and your achievements.   I would also like to acknowledge the Nun-a-wall people - the Traditional Custodians of the Land upon which we stand an... read more »
COUNCIL OF SMALL BUSINESS ORGANISATIONS AUSTRALIA (COSBOA), ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Master Builders Australia National Excellence in Building and Construction Awards

Thank you Dan for the introduction. (Dan Perkins, National President of MBA.) I’d firstly like to acknowledge and congratulate all the finalists here tonight in the various categories. This night is all about you and your achievements. I would also like to acknowledge the Nun-a-wall people - the Traditional Custodians of the Land upon... read more »

Petition: Road Infrastructure

Today I want to bring to the attention of the parliament a petition by local residents in my electorate of McPherson on thesouthern Gold Coast to the Queensland Department of Main Roads and Transport regarding the need for sound barriers to mitigate noise from the M1. I raise this to acknowledge their very real concerns and to add my voice to their... read more »

Speech to Open Skills Forum Darwin

 Thank you Toby and good morning everyone. Can I firstly acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land upon which we stand - the Larrakia people. I pay my respects and acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples here today. I’d also like to welcome the wonderful finalists of tonight’s Australian Training ... read more »

Career Education Roundtable Darwin

We are meeting on Larrakia Country and I would like to acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the Land upon which we stand, the Larrakia people. I would also like to acknowledge the Department’s Secretary Dr Michele Bruniges. Thank you to everyone for coming along today. I know some of you are here for the Australian Training Awards... read more »

VET Student Loans Bill 2016 Speech

I start by thanking the honourable members who have contributed to the debate on these very important VET student loans bills. Before I turn to some of the specific issues raised, I want to remind the House of the purpose of these bills. They are to establish a strong, robust and sustainable program that provides important financial support tostude... read more »

VET Student Loans Bill 2016

I move: That this bill be now read a second time. Vocational education and training plays a critical role in ensuring Australia has the skilled workforce it needs to drive innovation and economic growth. Last year, around 4.5 million people participated in the Australian vocational education and training system. Australia's economic prosperity de... read more »
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