Speeches

Valedictory
30 March 2022
It's been an honour to be part of the 45th and 46th parliaments, and I very much look forward to being a part of the 47th.
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Mitochondrial Donation Law Reform (Maeve’s Law) Bill 2021
8 February 2022
I don't intend to speak on the provisions of this bill; other speakers have already explained in detail how they work.
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Treasury Laws Amendment (2021 Measures No. 5) Bill 2021
1 December 2021
Although this bill implements a large number of measures, most of them are minor technical changes which are uncontentious.
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FSANZ - Order for the Production of Documents
30 November 2021
I thank the Senate for supporting my OPD request last week. That order sought documents relating to proposed health warnings on alcohol.
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Health Insurance Legislation Amendment (Transparent Patient Outcomes) Bill 2021
29 November 2021
The Health Insurance Legislation Amendment (Transparent Patient Outcomes) Bill 2021 will improve health outcomes: the outcome of surgery, and, most importantly, the outcome for the patient.
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Health Insurance Legislation Amendment (Transparent Patient Outcomes) Bill 2021
23 November 2021
This bill is designed to provide health consumers with more transparency, self-determination and the ability to make an informed choice when considering a health procedure.
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Private Health Insurance
20 October 2021
Over the next few weeks, health insurers around the country will be busy finalising their applications to hike up insurance premiums. Of course, it's exactly...
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Migration Amendment (Merits Review) Regulations 2021 - Disallowance
19 October 2021
The Migration Amendment (Merits Review) Regulations which Senator McKim and I are moving to disallow will increase the AAT migration review application fee, as Senator...
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