SPEECHES

90 Second Statement: Yugumbir State School reading program
16 Mar 2014

90 Second Statement: Yugumbir State School reading program

Dr CHALMERS (Rankin) (13:58): I rise to congratulate the students, teachers and parents of Yugumbir State School in Regents Park in my electorate.

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Speech on Appropriations Bill (No. 3) and related bills
27 Feb 2014

Speech on Appropriations Bill (No. 3) and related bills

Dr CHALMERS (Rankin) (11:39): I rise today to speak on the appropriation bills. The bills, as the House is aware, are required to pay for the spending announced by the government since the election in September last year, as well as the cuts outlined in the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook.

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Speech on a Matter of Public Importance: Abbott Government
27 Feb 2014

Speech on a Matter of Public Importance: Abbott Government

Dr CHALMERS (Rankin) (15:59): The 5,000 people at Qantas who found out today that they will not have a job anymore, the 63,000 full-time employees who have found out since the election that they will not have a job anymore.

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90 Second Statement: Special Olympics Logan
26 Feb 2014

90 Second Statement: Special Olympics Logan

Dr CHALMERS (Rankin) (13:36): On a Saturday earlier this month I was really privileged to join the team from Special Olympics Logan for their Come and Try Day at the Logan Metro Sports Centre, a fantastic purpose-built complex.

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Speech on a Matter of Public Importance: Abbott Government Job Losses
12 Feb 2014

Speech on a Matter of Public Importance: Abbott Government Job Losses

Dr CHALMERS (Rankin) (15:56): The unemployment rate was lower under Labor in the depths of the global financial crisis than it is under the Liberal Party during a global recovery. That is the fact today, with the release of the labour market statistics.

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 Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment Bill 2013
11 Feb 2014

Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment Bill 2013

Dr CHALMERS (Rankin) (17:46):  I am pleased to rise today to speak in favour of Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment Bill 2013 and also to follow some great contributions from colleagues from Cunningham, Hotham, Bendigo and Perth.

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Condolence Motion: Death of Nelson Mandela
09 Dec 2013

Condolence Motion: Death of Nelson Mandela

Dr CHALMERS (Rankin) (16:39): This is a time to honour all of those who fought against the evils of the apartheid regime in South Africa, from the great man whom we commemorate today all the way down to the lowly record store owner who was portrayed so beautifully in the movie Searching for Sugar Man, which came out in the last year or two.

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 Speech on a Matter of Public Importance: Fiscal Policy
04 Dec 2013

Speech on a Matter of Public Importance: Fiscal Policy

Dr CHALMERS (Rankin) (15:40): The Australian people would be scratching their heads about the behaviour of those opposite when it comes to the debt cap. 

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Speech on the Clean Energy Repeal Bill
21 Nov 2013

Speech on the Clean Energy Repeal Bill

Dr CHALMERS (Rankin) (11:15): I rise to speak on the Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 and related bills. On Sunday, tens of thousands of Australians gave up their morning to show their support for strong action on climate change.

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 90 Second Statement: Griffith University Logan
20 Nov 2013

90 Second Statement: Griffith University Logan

Dr CHALMERS (Rankin) (13:57): I rise to congratulate the local campus of Griffith University on an important initiative they are undertaking today, tomorrow and Friday, which is called the Launch into Life at Logan program.

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