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Speeches

Major Bank Levy Bill

June 15, 2017

(Rankin) (12:48): Thank you for the opportunity to speak on the Major Bank Levy Bill, also known as the bank tax, and not just to offer the support of this side of the House for the bill in principle but also to talk about some of the things which are concerning when it comes to the way the government has gone about devising and trying to implement this bill.

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Turnbull Government's unfair cuts

June 14, 2017

DR CHALMERS (Rankin) (13:48): The first weekend in July will tell us absolutely everything we need to know about the Turnbull government.

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Australian Education Amendment Bill

May 29, 2017

DR CHALMERS (Rankin) (18:26): Mr Deputy Speaker, thank you for the opportunity to speak briefly on the Australian Education Amendment Bill 2017 while my voice holds out.

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MPI on the Budget (1)

May 25, 2017

DR CHALMERS: (Rankin) (15:32) If this government was a junior cricket team, the Treasurer's nickname would be butterfingers.

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Appropriation Bills (1)

May 22, 2017

DR CHALMERS (Rankin) (12:16): Thank you very much, Deputy Speaker, for this opportunity to speak on the Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2017-18 and other appropriations bills for the budget that was recently handed down.

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Cyclone Debbie

May 22, 2017

I'd like to tell the House the story of Jim Ferguson and Claire Browning and Chris Holloway - three SES volunteers based out of Daisy Hill around the corner from my place in Logan City.

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