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Speeches

Launch of CEDA's 2018 economic and political overview

February 14, 2018

Thank you Kyl [Murphy, CEDA State Director] for that very kind introduction and Clint [O’Brien, CEDA Associate Director] and the entire team at CEDA for the opportunity to address you today, here on the traditional lands of the Turrbal and Jagera people, whose cultures and elders we respect and acknowledge.

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Launch of 'Super Ideas' report

February 14, 2018

Thanks Henry [Pinskier] for the introduction and Nick [Dyrenfurth] for the invitation to be here today. I acknowledge the elders and traditions of the Ngunnawal and Ngambri people on whose land we meet.

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Moreton-Rankin Unity Cup

December 05, 2017

DR CHALMERS (Rankin) (13:33): Every year for four years now the Moreton and Rankin Muslim communities come together for a hotly contested game of cricket to determine who holds the Unity Cup.

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Marriage equality speech

December 04, 2017

DR CHALMERS (Rankin) (19:15): A man named Brian wrote to me last week.

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Rethinking Finance: A new portfolio approach

November 16, 2017

Let me begin by acknowledging the elders and traditions of the Ngunnawal and Ngambri people, the traditional owners of the land upon which our national university is built, and all the first Australians.

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Medicare Levy Amendment Bill

October 24, 2017

DR CHALMERS (Rankin) (18:19): I thank the member for Corio and indeed a whole number of speakers on our side of the parliament who have been absolutely spot on to say that the Medicare Levy Amendment (National Disability Insurance Scheme Funding) Bill 2017 and the cognate bills before the House say it all about a government so desperate to cut taxes on the top end of the town that they're prepared to jack up taxes substantially on people who w...

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