Media Releases & Speeches

Media Release - Tim Wilson sledges Parliamentary Budget Office for doing its job

The Liberals’ desperate campaign of fear and loathing has stooped to sledging the independent Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) as part of a partisan inquiry into Labor’s reforms of a Howard-era tax loophole.

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Media Release - Liberals wasting time and taxpayer funds on sham hearing

The Abbott-Turnbull-Morrison Government is wasting an opportunity to outline a plan for Australia’s economy or propose solutions to sustained, low wages growth, by instead using a parliamentary committee hearing today to attack Opposition policy.

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Media Release - Tim Wilson must resign as Chair of Standing Committee on Economics

The Chair of the Standing Committee on Economics Tim Wilson must resign his position immediately after he created a blatantly partisan website that seeks to generate pre-filled public submissions for an inquiry he is chairing.

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Speech - My question to Scott Morrison

My question to the latest Prime Minister, the Member for Cook, based in the electorate on the other side of Botany Bay - Will you help save Yarra Bay?

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Media Release - Strong support for advancing to an Australian head of state

More Australians are supporting a local as our nation’s head of state and only Labor has a clear plan for a pathway to a republic.

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Media Release - Liberal Assistant Treasurer always online, but still out of touch

Scott Morrison’s admission that Stuart Robert’s extraordinary internet bill warrants further investigation is an embarrassing own-goal for the Prime Minister.

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Media Release - Trainee Treasurer and rookie Committee Chair give up on governing

The Liberal Party has given up on governing.

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Opinion Piece - An Australian head of state can unite us

Today is Wattle Day when we mark the first day of Spring. It’s a celebration of our nation’s cherished flower, but in the post war years also became a day for Australians to unite and look forward to a better future.

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Media Release - Chewing the fat about the republic like it's 1999

Australians are gathering across the nation today as part of the “BBQ for an Australian head of state” campaign in the biggest day of action for a republic since the 1999 referendum.

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Opinion Piece - Let’s restore our connection to the Constitution

Should our states ban booze? Are your Senators and Members of Parliament deserving of a 400 pounds annual salary? And why can “persons of any race” be barred from voting here in elections?

These are just some of the questions raised after a closer look at Australia’s Constitution. And it’s clear that this crucial document no longer represents our modern Australia.

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