SPEECHES

Appropriation Bill - Consideration in detail
19 Oct 2016

Appropriation Bill - Consideration in detail

Dr CHALMERS (Rankin) (12:30): I have two points. It speaks volumes about those opposite that one member—I hate to single people out—considers the steepest and sharpest synchronised downturn in the global economy since the global depression in the 1930s, the biggest downturn in eight decades, to be an excuse—some piece of trivia to be ignored

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Address to 2016 ADC Canberra Connection
18 Oct 2016

Address to 2016 ADC Canberra Connection

Thanks Anton [Roux, CEO ADC Forum] for the introduction and for the opportunity to spend time with so many senior leaders from the business community and from higher education. Some new friends and some I’ve known for a while – it’s great to be here with all of you, as part of your Canberra Connections program.

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National headspace Day
11 Oct 2016

National headspace Day

Dr CHALMERS (Rankin) (13:53): I acknowledge in the gallery today a couple of local champions from community, Tilly and Bev, who have come here from Logan City.

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Speech on Income Tax Relief
15 Sep 2016

Speech on Income Tax Relief

Dr CHALMERS (Rankin) (10:59): We support the Treasury Laws Amendment (Income Tax Relief) Bill 2016 and, of course, I support the amendment proposed by my colleague, the member for Fenner. 

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Labor secures fair Budget savings
14 Sep 2016

Labor secures fair Budget savings

Dr CHALMERS (Rankin) (10:05): I am very pleased and very proud to support what will be a far superior version of the omnibus bill than the one that it will replace.‚Äč

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Budget repair has to be fair
12 Sep 2016

Budget repair has to be fair

Dr CHALMERS (Rankin) (17:44): Thank you for the opportunity to speak on the Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2016-2017 and related bills

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Launch of the Australia-China Joint Economic Report
18 Aug 2016

Launch of the Australia-China Joint Economic Report

If there’s been a more intense and fruitful collaboration between our best universities and think tanks; most distinguished leaders and diplomats; central banks; forward-looking companies; peak business groups; former Australian prime ministers, from both sides, then I’m not aware of it.

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Address to the Super Review Conference - Labor's Vision for Superannuation
26 May 2016

Address to the Super Review Conference - Labor's Vision for Superannuation

Let me begin by acknowledging the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, their elders and traditions.  And by thanking Mike Taylor and his colleagues at Super Review for the invitation to give this address today. 

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Budget contains nothing for M1
04 May 2016

Budget contains nothing for M1

Dr CHALMERS (Rankin) (19:42):  What a class act the member for Maranoa is. From all of us on the Labor side, we wish him all the very best in his retirement, and we wish his family well too. The member for Maranoa is a terrific bloke, and we farewell him tonight.

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 Local Impacts of Budget
04 May 2016

Local Impacts of Budget

Dr CHALMERS (Rankin) (16:03):  Honourable members would not be aware of this, but on Monday night in the Gold Lotto draw a couple of terrific people from Logan City, where I represent, won first division. I think they won about $1 million. I want to congratulate them—Nicholas and Cassi, who own News Extra Logan Central, a couple of doors down from my office. 

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