Speeches

Senate Estimates – ABC Diversity and Inclusion Plan

22 October 2020

Why is ABC Australia now focussed on RESHAPING this country rather than REFLECTING our true national identity? This week I put it to the ABC’s Managing Director David Anderson that they now hire staff based on their IDENTITY rather than their MERIT. Watch a clip from Senate Estimates below:-

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Senate Estimates – ABC Gender Transition Leave

22 October 2020

Why is the ABC using YOUR money to pick THEIR favourites? An employee seeking gender transition leave gets additional paid leave. An employee who needs a knee reconstruction does not! Another staggering development from Estimates!

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Senate Estimates – ABC Survey

22 October 2020

ABC Australia’s internal polling says that 72% of Australians believe that they are impartial when reporting current affairs. A recent independent survey commissioned by the Institute of Public Affairs found that only 32% of Australians believe the ABC represents their views. Last night in Senate Estimates the ABC’s Managing Director David Anderson told me that […]

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Adjournment – SA Xinjiang Association

07 October 2020

  I rise tonight to speak regarding the enduring plight of the Uighur people of East Turkestan, sometimes referred to as Xinjiang, at the hands of the Chinese Communist Party. The Uighur people are the original inhabitants of the Xinjiang region and have a rich history and culture that dates back thousands of years. The […]

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Questions on Notice – Getting Australians Back Into Jobs

03 September 2020

I asked the Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business, Senator Cash, about how the Morrison Government is working to get Australians back into work and on the road to economic recovery. Watch her answer here:

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Adjournment – Australian Made Logo and National Brand

01 September 2020

  I rise tonight to speak in relation to the age-old maxim ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ and why that is still relevant today. In 2017 the Turnbull government committed to developing a stronger national brand after the release of the 2017 Foreign Policy White Paper. The National Brand Advisory Council was established […]

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Questions on Notice – Skills Development during the COVID-19 pandemic

27 August 2020

I asked the Minister for Employment, Skills, and Small and Family Business, Senator Cash, how the Morrison Government is supporting skills development through the COVID-19 pandemic. You can watch her answer below:

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Matters of Public Importance – Aged Care

26 August 2020

  The Morrison government’s priority is of course the safety of the public. Along with that goes the safety of aged-care residents and the quality of care that’s provided to the same. The effects of this pandemic have been serious and they have been tragic. I think we all acknowledge that this crisis has been […]

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