2017 Speeches

Appropriations Bill Speech

I rise today to speak on Appropriation Bill (No. 2) 2017-2018 and Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 1) 2017-2018, which deliver the government's 2017-2018 federal budget. It is a unique budget in that much of the debate and commentary has been fixated on its nature rather than its content. It has been characterised, rather than an... read more »

MATTERS OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE - Schools

Whilst I am delighted to be speaking on today's MPI and the coalition government's reforms to school education, I am disappointed that I am not here discussing vocational education and that we are not having an MPI on vocational education—  Mr Husic interjecting—  The DEPUTY SPEAKER ( Mr Coulton ): The member for Ch... read more »

Speeches to G20 Labour and Employment Conference – BAD NEUENAHR, GERMANY May 18 & 19

LEAD REMARKS at the working breakfast on youth employment & quality apprenticeshipsThank you chair for the opportunity to speak this morning.I would like to highlight some of the strategies Australia has implemented since 2015 to improve youth employment outcomes, and work towards the G20 youth goal.While we have seen some improvements to labou... read more »

Higher Education Support Legislation Amendment (A More Sustainable, Responsive and Transparent Higher Education System) Bill 2017

The Higher Education Support Legislation Amendment (A More Sustainable, Responsive and Transparent Higher Education System) Bill 2017 gives effect to decisions announced in the budget that reform the ways in which the Australian government supports higher education.  It will support the Australian government's goal for a stronger, more sustain... read more »

Australian Education Amendment Bill 2017 - Second Reading

On 2 May, the Turnbull government announced an extra $18.6 billion in recurrent schools funding on top of already record and growing funding for Australian schools over the next 10 calendar years. This will bring our total 10-year investment to a record $242.3 billion from 2018 to 2027.  The government is committed to ensuring that this additi... read more »

CONSTITUENCY STATEMENTS - McPherson Electorate: McPherson Community Achiever Awards

This week is National Volunteer Week, and I thought it fitting that in today's debate I acknowledge the tremendous job that so many volunteers do in my southern Gold Coast community. These are the people who are the backbone of various charities, sporting clubs, community and advocacy groups, RSLs, chambers of commerce and other social and support ... read more »

POST-BUDGET INDUSTRY BREAKFAST KEYNOTE ADDRESS SKILLING AUSTRALIANS FUND

Good Morning and can I say what a great pleasure it is to be with you this morning.I thank you for inviting me here to talk about the new way forward for vocational education and training announced in last night’s federal budget.The Turnbull Government has made an unprecedented, ongoing commitment to skilling Australians. We are committed to ensuri... read more »

MATTERS OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE - Schools

  It is back-to-school time for Labor. They cannot do the maths. Their comprehension ability is clearly limited, and that has been reinforced by the member for Sydney in her dissertation on the Quality Schools reforms that have been widely supported throughout the sector; their support is widespread. I will come back to all the support and go ... read more »

National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Amendment (Annual Registration Charge) Bill 2017 - Second Reading

Today I introduce the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Amendment (Annual Registration Charge) Bill 2017 and its companion bill, the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator (Charges) Amendment (Annual Registration Charge) Bill 2017.  The government is committed to the vital role vocational education and training... read more »

GOVERNOR GENERAL'S SPEECH - Address-in-Reply

Each of us comes to this place with ideals, values, goals and an earnest desire to contribute to the future of our nation. Read the maiden speech of any member of this House or any Senator, and you will see those hopes and expectations in their purest form. You will notice that these speeches are devoid of the vitriol, game-playing and insincerity ... read more »
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