SPEECHES

 Labor's Position on Life Insurance Reform
04 Mar 2016

Labor's Position on Life Insurance Reform

Dr CHALMERS (Rankin) (12:42):  Thank you for the opportunity to outline Labor's position on the Corporations Amendment (Life Insurance Remuneration Arrangements) Bill 2016. 

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 Government's attacks on superannuation
03 Mar 2016

Government's attacks on superannuation

Dr CHALMERS (Rankin) (15:52):  I thank the Leader of the House for showing long overdue support for our view about what the government is doing to the superannuation system.

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Trade Legislation Amendment
03 Mar 2016

Trade Legislation Amendment

 I rise today to voice Labor's support for the Trade Legislation Amendment Bill (No.1) 2016, which implements two categories of changes to Australia's trade legislation.

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Tribute to Class of '96
02 Mar 2016

Tribute to Class of '96

Dr CHALMERS (Rankin) (13:29):  Twenty years ago today was a very notable day in the life of our nation—not because it was the member for Grayndler's 33rd birthday or the member for Gorton's 34th birthday and certainly not because it was my 18th. But I did pre-enrol that year to vote in the 1996 election so that I could vote for Labor and Paul Keating. We did not get the result that we wanted. We got an awful result in 1996 and we lost many great people, including, temporarily, the member for Lilley.  

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 Contribution of soccer to Australia and locally
22 Feb 2016

Contribution of soccer to Australia and locally

What a terrific opportunity to speak about something that is truly bipartisan in this place: our shared love for soccer football. 

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The Services Story
18 Feb 2016

The Services Story

Thanks Julie Bennett for that introduction and Claudia Pritchitt for the invitation to join you tonight.  I know you’ve welcomed a number of very interesting speakers to this forum over the years so I’m honoured to be here.  I’ve been looking forward to it.

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The Growth Challenge
17 Feb 2016

The Growth Challenge

This is land traditionally owned by the Kaurna people, so I begin by acknowledging their elders and traditions.  And also by thanking the SMSF Association for the invitation to speak here in Adelaide today to so many members and investors.

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Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement
10 Feb 2016

Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

Dr CHALMERS (Rankin) (12:21):  I welcome the tabling of the text and the National Interest Analysis for the Trans-Pacific Partnership

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 Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience
10 Feb 2016

Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience

Dr CHALMERS (Rankin) (13:51):  Thousands upon thousands of Indigenous students have completed high school and gone on to study and work because of the activities of the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience. 

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 Insolvency Law Reform Bill 2015
09 Feb 2016

Insolvency Law Reform Bill 2015

Dr CHALMERS (Rankin) (20:24):  I rise today to outline Labor's position on the Insolvency Law Reform Bill 2015, knowing that insolvency is not often at the forefront of most Australians' attention or interest.

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