"Legal gambling appropriately takes place in Australia, and should only take place, under a social contract. This bill represents a bid to ensure that the terms of that social contract are indeed met by all of the players all of the time."
"Our intelligence agencies are currently managing around 400 high-priority counterterrorism investigations, and so it is essential that we continually invest in and support our national security agencies."
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.
"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?"
"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."
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.
"(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."