Australian Flag

Just over a month ago, so many millions of Australians shared the common experience late at night of watching the opening of the Tokyo Olympics. The two weeks of Olympic sporting competition and Australia's incredible success were for many the bright spot during COVID lockdowns. At the opening ceremony and at so many medal ... More

Afghanistan

Three hands united together with a texta tick on the back of each was the photo in my text messages this morning. These were the hands of a mother and her two young children at Kabul airport, and the ticks signified they were good to go on one of the Australian evacuation flights. Many of us here have been called upon to ... More

COVID-19: Vaccination

The COVID pandemic has thrust Australians into the most difficult of circumstances in living memory. It is in these times that the very best of human nature is so often on display. This is perhaps best epitomised by the monumental effort being undertaken by our local GPs and pharmacies. It has been inspiring to see the ... More

Hong Kong

I rise to raise the very serious issues facing the people of Hong Kong which have manifested themselves in the last several weeks. I, like many other Australians, have visited Hong Kong and have been struck by its vibrant culture and the particular desire of young Hongkongers for freedom and democracy. I therefore have ... More

Local Environment and Kelly’s Bush

The electorate of North Sydney is bordered by the beauty of Sydney Harbour, the Parramatta and Lane Cove rivers and Middle Harbour. We are a community as we are a city that has been shaped by these incredible waterways. This is a phenomena of not just recent times but ancient as well. The harbour was to have a profound ... More

EV’s

I've always been an enthusiastic supporter of electric vehicles and the immense and vital potential they have to support our emissions reduction targets. Nineteen per cent of Australia's greenhouse gas emissions come from the transport sector. The uptake of EVs will be essential in reducing Australia's emissions to net ... More

Medicare

I'm disappointed but certainly not surprised that Labor has again decided to mislead Australians about Medicare. Labor said the government would privatise Medicare in 2016. We did not. Labor said the government would make cuts to Medicare at the 2019 election. We did not. Again, in 2021, Labor is attempting to scare ... More

Rotary Centenary

 This year is an important year for Rotary as it celebrates its centenary in Australia. It was in 1921, 16 years after Paul Harris established the first Rotary club in Chicago, that Rotary reached our stores. In that year, four clubs were formed in Sydney and Melbourne and across the ditch in Auckland and Wellington. ... More

Sydney Harbour Federation Trust

It is with great pleasure that I speak about the bill before the House this afternoon because this legislation, this amendment of the legislation establishing the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust, is one of the most important reforms, one of the most important pieces of legislation, for the future of the great harbour that ... More

Digital Games Tax Offset

When the COVID-19 pandemic caused lockdowns across our nation, almost every Australian business went online. As the Prime Minister said only two weeks ago, every business in Australia is now a digital business, and it is likely to be one of the enduring legacies of the pandemic. That is why I really welcome the Morrison ... More