Speeches

Drug testing trials 13/8/18

August 13, 2018

DR CHALMERS (Rankin) (15:47): At the core of the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Drug Testing Trial) Bill 2018 are the three drug-testing trials which are planned for Canterbury Bankstown in New South Wales, Mandurah in Western Australia and my own community of Logan City in Queensland.

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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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WE'LL PUT PEOPLE FIRST