Speeches

Entries for September 2008

Organ Donorship September 24 2008

I rise today to speak to the Australian Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation Authority Bill 2008 to establish the Australian Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation Authority. Organ transplants are one of the miracles of modern science. The act of being able to take working parts from... ... more

Auslink Amendment September 15, 2008

There are three objectives in the amendments proposed in the AusLink (National Land Transport) Amendment Bill 2008. The first deals with the extension of the Roads to Recovery program to 2014, and I give my support. The second, confirming the arrangements under which these funds are supplied to the ... ... more

Education Adjournment Debate September 4, 2008

Today I would like to speak about the Rudd government’s commitment to an education revolution. We have heard much about how only Labor makes a connection between education and the future of the nation—what a stunning discovery! This great commitment seems to have become a pledge to supply computers ... ... more

Social Security Veteran's Entitlements September 3, 2008

I must say from the outset that I support the Social Security and Veterans’ Entitlements Legislation Amendment (Schooling Requirements) Bill 2008, recognising that it is no silver bullet to fix truancy and underenrolment, which is a permanent intergenerational handbrake on the children of our nation... ... more

 

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