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Speeches

2017 John Button Lecture: Labor and the Fair Go in the New Machine Age

October 09, 2017

I’d like to begin by acknowledging the elders and customs of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation, whose lands we meet on today.

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Company tax speech

September 14, 2017

DR CHALMERS (Rankin) (11:26): It's my privilege to follow the member for Lyons, in particular, who I thought made a very characteristically useful and considered contribution a little while ago.

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Higher Education

September 13, 2017

DR CHALMERS (Rankin) (13:12): My friend the member for Richmond absolutely nailed the key problems with this bill, and it's my pleasure to follow her and talk about the Higher Education Support Legislation Amendment (A More Sustainable, Responsive and Transparent Higher Education System) Bill 2017.

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Statute Update (Smaller Government) Bill 2017

September 13, 2017

DR CHALMERS (Rankin) (10:34): I rise to talk about the Statute Update (Smaller Government) Bill 2017 and to indicate to the House that we will not be opposing this bill.

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Drug testing for welfare recipients

September 07, 2017

DR CHALMERS (Rankin) (10:49): I commend the member for Bruce for the many good points he made about this Social Services Legislation Amendment (Welfare Reform) Bill 2017.

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5th annual Japan Update conference dinner

September 06, 2017

Minasama Konbanwa – good evening. Let me begin by acknowledging the elders and traditions of the Ngunnawal and Ngambri people, the traditional owners of the land on which your conference takes place.

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