Speeches

Federation and the Future

24 September 2020

An address at the book launch for Everald Compton's Dinner with Founding Fathers

MPI: Deepest Recession in a Century

02 September 2020

An address to the Australian Parliament on this deepest recession in almost a century, and what it means for our communities and our country.  

Constituency Statement - Showcase Awards for Excellence in Schools

01 September 2020

I want to pay tribute today to all of the schools, particularly schools in my electorate, that have been recognised by the Showcase Awards for Excellence in Schools. Those are the main awards in my home state of Queensland that recognise the schools, the teachers, the principals and the staff who go above and beyond to deliver really amazing outcomes for local kids.

Higher Education Support Amendment (Job-Ready Graduates and Supporting Regional and Remote Students) Bill 2020

01 September 2020

Thank you for the opportunity to contribute to this really important debate about university funding and university education more broadly and, at its core, the opportunities that we make available to our people, particularly our young people.

Coronavirus Economic Response Package (Jobkeeper Payments) Amendment Bill 2020

26 August 2020

Thanks very much, Deputy Speaker, for the opportunity to make a contribution on this really important legislation, the Coronavirus Economic Response Package (Jobkeeper Payments) Amendment Bill 2020, which extends the JobKeeper program beyond the original finish date, which was the end of September. I will be moving a second reading amendment in my name, which I will get to a bit later on.

Treasury Laws Amendment (More Flexible Superannuation)

25 August 2020

An address to the Australian Parliament on superannuation.

Regions and the Recovery

20 August 2020

An address to the Warwick Chamber of Commerce

Address to Aviation Workers

04 June 2020

An address to dnata and aviation workers at Brisbane Airport.

Response to the Treasurer's Ministerial Statement

12 May 2020

An address to the Australian Parliament in response to the Treasurer's Ministerial Statement on the economy.

Speech on the Wage Subsidy Bills

08 April 2020

An address to the Australian Parliament about the JobKeeper wage subsidies.