Media Releases & Speeches

Media Release - Firing up discussion about an Australian head of state

Australians will fire up discussion about choosing a local as our head of state when they fire up barbies across the nation as part of the “BBQ for an Australian head of state” campaign.

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Opinion Piece - Let's develop pride in our Constitution

Around 4 million Australians tuned into the television coverage of the Royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle last Saturday night. It seems 21 million other Aussies had something better to do.

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Media Release - Head of state confusion highlights Turncoat Turnbull's lack of leadership

New research shows most Australians don’t know their Head of State, but their instinct tells them it should be an Australian.

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Media Release - Royal Commission exposes Cormann's rank hypocrisy

This week we have seen yet again the real world impact of the Finance Minister’s obsession with deregulation and free market ideology.

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Labor consults nation's youth on Australian Head of State

The campaign for an Australian Head of State has been ramped up with a tour of the nation’s leading universities.

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Speech to Parliament: Kamay Parkrun

I wish to congratulate the wonderful volunteers and runners who've taken part in the Kamay parkrun over the past 12 months.

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Speech to Parliament: Turnbull Government's Climate Change Inaction

The people of Kingsford Smith are deeply concerned about the Turnbull government's lack of action on climate change and lack of support for renewable energy policy.

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Speech to Parliament: NDIS in Kingsford Smith

The National Disability Insurance Scheme is a very important social and economic reform for our nation. For too long, people living with disability in Australia have been treated as second-class citizens.

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Speech to Parliament: OLSH Kensington's Climate Change Petition

Last week I was honoured to meet student leader representatives from Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College in Kensington.

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Speech to Parliament: Welcoming Coptic Pope Tawadros to Australia

On Sunday, I was honoured to attend the official reception for His Holiness Pope Tawadros II, the Patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church internationally, to welcome him on his first visit to Australia since his ordination in 2012.

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