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Speeches

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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Statement and petition on Rohingya people

October 23, 2017

DR CHALMERS (Rankin) (13:49): A few weeks ago, a group of esteemed and highly-qualified community members sat around the meeting table in my electorate office in Logan City, and in the member for Moreton's office in Sunnybank.

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First Home Super Saver Tax Bill 2017

October 18, 2017

DR CHALMERS (Rankin) (10:49): That is 11½ minutes that we are never getting back, unfortunately!

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