Speeches

The Deputy Prime Minister has announced that the Federal Government will fund duplication and capacity upgrades to the North Coast Rail Line between Beerburrum and Nambour. 


Our plan to duplicate the North Coast Rail Line and introduce fast rail from Brisbane to Nambour and Maroochydore is a game changer for the Sunshine Coast. Your backing is vital to this project and we, your elected representatives, will take your support with us to the State and Federal Parliaments to ensure your voice is heard. Register at www.fastrail.com.au


"Under a vision of a future with a Labor government, it is the everyday Australian being poorer. In a future under the coalition, it is everyday Australians being richer."

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"If Labor were to win government, all Australians would have to pay more. Why under a potential Labor government should people in my electorate— indeed, why should all Australians—have to be forced to pay more?"

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"We all know there is no greater responsibility for government than the protection of its people—the safety and security of Australians. As this motion notes, we need to ensure that not only are we protecting Australians but we also have an industry that is sustainably doing so over the longer term."

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"We need to ensure that we protect our culture, we protect our way of life and we call it out when people try to challenge it."

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We have a scoreboard that proves that we're delivering on (jobs). National unemployment is 5.5 per cent. On the Sunshine Coast, where I live, it's 4.8 per cent. It's 4.9 per cent in the seat of Fairfax. The only way we can ensure our younger generations have an opportunity with work is to continue on that path of economic reform.

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"Today I pay tribute to all mothers. In all our deliberations of public policy in this House, across every portfolio, we must have mothers at the forefront of our minds."

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"What gives me great hope for our future is witnessing young Australians who are leaders among their peers recognise that, as leaders,

the weight of their responsibility is heavier than the weight of their rights."

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"We produce amazing goods and services, and this government has been supporting our businesses to ensure we are competitive within the global economy."

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"(The Greens' accusations) are a vile insult, not only to a courageous and respected leader but to all men and women who have served with him, those we send in our name to endure the stress and brutality of war."

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"We are going after a proposal for fast rail that would connect Brisbane through Moreton Bay, up through the Sunshine Coast. This is a bold and transformative project."

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"This bill is a multi-staged tax reform package that benefits all Australians; a reform that is essential to our prosperity and competitiveness as a nation and as a people."

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"This bill before the House today aims to stop the Labor Party from ever being able to run a (Mediscare) campaign again. It extends the illegality of impersonating a Commonwealth officer to also include impersonating a Commonwealth agency such as Medicare."

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"We have the opportunity to actually have capital cities or regions establish a very set vision for what their future is and then pull on every lever possible to deliver on that vision."

 

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