Speeches

Labor and the Public Service

August 09, 2018

For almost two decades I’ve been going back and forth between Brisbane’s south and Logan City – the lands of the Yugumbir and Jaggera peoples, the suburbs I now represent – to Ngunnawal and Ngambri land in Canberra.

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Superannuation Measures Bill 20/6/18

June 20, 2018

DR CHALMERS (Rankin) (09:58): Thanks very much, Mr Speaker, for the opportunity to speak on the Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Superannuation Measures No. 1) Bill 2018.

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Liberals' failure to prioritise middle Australia

June 19, 2018

DR CHALMERS (Rankin) (15:38): In the member for Deakin's contribution just now, he managed to do two things which, until then, I had thought would be impossible.

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Accelerated Depreciation Bill 19/6/18

June 19, 2018

Dr CHALMERS (Rankin) (17:22): It sounds like the member for Forrest has some terrific local businesses in her part of the world, and I enjoyed hearing some of their stories in her contribution just now.

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Appropriation Bills - Consideration in Detail 18/6/18

June 18, 2018

Dr CHALMERS (Rankin) (16:01): The member for Moreton knows it well; we share a boundary in Queensland.

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A tribute to Tilly

June 18, 2018

Dr CHALMERS (Rankin) (19:39): Two weeks ago, when many people around the world marked the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Robert Kennedy, one of the quotes that people most frequently recalled then was what Bobby Kennedy said about GDP, about economic growth.

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