It is with deep sadness and sympathy for all victims of child sexual abuse that I stand in this place and dare to speak of the unspeakable that has been forced upon the innocents of our nation. I put my name forward to speak on this National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Amendment […]
I rise to speak on the Paid Parental Leave Amendment (COVID-19 Work Test) Bill 2021. I will start by asking why paid parental leave is so important. On this side of the House we really believe that the family is the building block of society and that keeping families together and strong is critical for […]
Today in the Parliament I asked the Minister for Home Affairs the Hon Karen Andrews MP, to update the House on how the Morrison Government is ensuring our intelligence and law enforcement agencies have the resources they need to counter the threat of terrorism and keep all Australians safe.
Angie speaks to the Bill in the House of Representatives on 25/8/2021 outlining; Schedule No 1- Refund of large-scale electricity generation shortfall charge (Renewable Energy Target); Schedule No 2- Industry code penalties under Part 4B of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Franchise Code); and Schedule No 6- Improving the Visibility of Superannuation Assets in […]
Today in Parliament I asked the Treasurer, The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP to inform the House how the Morrison Government’s significant economic support combined with real momentum of the vaccine roll out will ensure greater business certainty in the future, as restrictions are eased and lock downs become more unlikely. In his response, he outlined […]
Today I asked the Minister for Defence to update the House on Australia’s efforts to bring back Australians and Australian visa holders from Afghanistan. In his response he honoured Signaller Sean McCarthy, a graduate of the Class of 2000 from Trinity Lutheran College in Moncrieff who was tragically killed after being wounded while serving as […]
In this last week, we’ve seen tragic scenes in Afghanistan, and the people of that country now face the uncertainty of Taliban rule. My thoughts and prayers are with them at this time. I wish to honour all ADF members, those who served in Afghanistan, and the families of the 41 Australian lives lost in […]
Today in our Parliament I asked our Prime Minister, The Hon Scott Morrison to inform the House how the Morrison Government is continuing to deliver on its plan to secure Australia’s path forward to a stronger and more secure future on the other side of the COVID-19 pandemic.
I’m pleased to hear that those on the other side agree with these bills. We know that, before COVID-19 hit, the Gold Coast international education sector contributed $1.6 billion to the local economy and $40 billion to the national economy. It has taken a hard hit. It was the first sector to be damaged, […]
Last month I enjoyed my second visit to the Country Women’s Association(CWA) Mermaid Beach Branch for their 60th annual meeting, albeit masked. At the meeting I had the opportunity to share updates regarding the vaccine rollout. Most of the women had already received their first dose of the vaccine, which was fantastic to hear. In […]