Speeches

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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Adjournment – The ABC

26 August 2020

On 31 July 2020, I wrote to ABC Chair Ita Buttrose to ask what she thinks about her employee, Peter Goers’ article in the Sunday Mail critiquing Nicolle Flint MP’s looks. Surely “our” taxpayer funded national broadcaster doesn’t endorse these views? You can view the speech here:

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Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Amendment (Prohibiting Academic Cheating Services) Bill 2019

25 August 2020

  I rise tonight to speak in support of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Amendment (Prohibiting Academic Cheating Services) Bill 2019. Australia is home to one of the best education systems in the world. We all take pride in Australians having an equal opportunity to access quality tertiary education. The job of rebuilding […]

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Crimes Legislation Amendment (Sexual Crimes Against Children And Community Protection Measures) Bill 2019

18 June 2020

  I rise to speak in support of the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Sexual Crimes Against Children and Community Protection Measures) Bill 2019. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare annual report on child protection last published in 2018-19 noted the following: 171,300 investigations were conducted for 115,700 children in 2018-19. Sixty-two thousand seven hundred claims […]

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Adjournment – Political Correctness and Cancel Culture

17 June 2020

  I rise tonight to speak regarding the battle this country faces against a rising tide of political correctness and aggressive left-wing ideology and why everyday Australians should be alarmed. Australians are overwhelmingly respectful and tolerant people, but disappointingly, in the last few weeks, we’ve seen a small but vocal minority behaving badly and, in […]

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National Skills Commissioner Bill 2020

15 June 2020

  I rise this evening to speak in support of the National Skills Commissioner Bill 2020. As Senators would know, I’ve already spoken in this place about the importance of a post-COVID-19 return of manufacturing opportunities in Australia, particularly in my home state of South Australia. Under the visionary premiership of Sir Thomas Playford, South […]

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Question Time to Minister Cash about the JobMaker Scheme

15 June 2020

  Senator ANTIC: My question is to the Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business, Senator Cash. Minister, as the global economy faces the greatest economic decline since the Great Depression as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, how will the Morrison government’s JobMaker plan accelerate infrastructure investment to drive our economic recovery and […]

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