Drought Continues

 I would like to address the issue of drought. Many people will remember that the Prime Minister and the agriculture minister visited my electorate earlier in the year to look at the dire situation of drought in western New South Wales. I have got to say there has been some relief. Indeed, the day the…

Details

Men’s Shed Barbecue

 I would like to speak about something a little bit more pleasant! And that is about Men’s Sheds and the important role that Men’s Sheds play not only in my electorate but right across Australia. Next week I am pleased to be hosting a barbecue, along with my colleague the member for Fowler, Mr Chris…

Details

Environment Protection an Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Bilateral Agreement Implementation) Bill 2014

 I too rise to speak on the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Bilateral Agreement Implementation) Bill 2014. I might just makes some comments about the speech of the previous speaker, the member for Richmond. What we have just heard is base political activity. The member for Richmond was not speaking for the people of…

Details

Cambodia

 I too rise to speak on the motion brought to this House by Ms O’Neil. In 2008, as a new member, I was privileged to be part of a United Nations delegation that also included the member for Corio, the member for Forrest and Senator Siewert, to go to Cambodia and witness the elections in…

Details