Maiden Speech

17 September 2019

Senator Antic delivered his maiden speech on the 17th of September, 2019 to the Senate Chamber, Parliament of Australia, Canberra.

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Crimes Legislation Amendment (Police Powers at Airports) Bill 2019

14 October 2019

  I rise to speak in favour of the government’s Crimes Legislation Amendment (Police Powers at Airports) Bill 2019. This bill will enhance police powers at Australian airports by enabling police constables and, indeed, Protective Services Officers, in appropriate circumstances, to direct a person of interest to produce evidence of their identity to facilitate an […]

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Statutes Amendment (Decriminalisation of Sex Work) Bill 2018

12 November 2019

  I rise tonight to speak regarding a matter of concern in my home state of South Australia. I speak in relation to a bill which seeks to decriminalise prostitution, that being the Statutes Amendment (Decriminalisation of Sex Work) Bill 2018. And I will refer to this as ‘prostitution’ rather than ‘sex work’, as the […]

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National Radioactive Waste Management Facility

13 November 2019

I rise this afternoon to congratulate the residents of Kimba in rural South Australia and to speak about an exciting opportunity for South Australia. On Thursday of last week, the five-week community ballot regarding the proposal for a national radioactive waste management facility in Kimba closed.

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Adjournment – Christmas

04 December 2019

 Tonight, I rise to speak on the importance of Christmas and the importance of respecting our Christian heritage at this time of year.

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Bushfire Condolence Motion

04 February 2020

  I rise tonight to lend my voice to this motion to send our condolences to those who have lost homes, property and tragically, in 33 cases across this great nation, their lives. The recent bushfires have hit the nation, and my home state of South Australia, very hard. Areas such as Cudlee Creek, Lobethal, […]

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Motions – Morrison Government Ministerial Standards

06 February 2020

   I might start by expressing my gratitude for Senator Ayres’s contribution this afternoon. I very much enjoyed it. He delivered it very well and, like all great acts of fiction, it entertained me. Much like Homer’s Odyssey, The Grapes of Wrath or Gone with the Wind, it was very much a journey into the land of the untrue. […]

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Questions Without Notice – Community Sport Infrastructure Grant Program

10 February 2020

   I take the opportunity to acknowledge Senator Farrell’s kind words there in relation to the Adelaide Crows, which of course is one subject that we can agree on: his passion for that club is shared by me. One thing we can’t agree on, however, is the use of this term ‘sports rorts’. Those across […]

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