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…

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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…

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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…

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Clontarf

 I rise to speak once again about the great work of the Clontarf Foundation. The Clontarf Foundation was first established in 2000 in Western Australia by Gerard Neesham, a former coach of the West Coast Eagles. It is an academy for Aboriginal boys in high school. From those beginnings with just 25 boys in 2000…

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Clontarf Foundation

 I rise tonight to bring to the attention of the House a wonderful organisation that operates around Australia-the Clontarf Foundation. Clontarf was started in Western Australia approximately 15 years ago. It is a football academy specifically for Aboriginal boys. It was based originally around Australian Rules and for probably the first 10 or 12 years…

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