Speeches

Speech on a Matter of Public Importance: Abbott Government Priorities

March 27, 2014

Dr CHALMERS (Rankin) (15:46): Thank you for the call, Deputy Speaker Scott. This place would be a much fairer place if you were in charge full time, so we are very pleased to have you in the chair. It could not be any less fair, so we are very pleased to be joining you this afternoon.

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Speech on the Omnibus Repeal Day (Autumn 2014) Bill 2014

March 26, 2014

Dr CHALMERS (Rankin) (17:05): I rise today to speak on the package of bills that was in the big repeal day stunt last Wednesday, when we got all the fanfare, all the trumpets, the big carnival atmosphere—how happy we were to see all this regulation go.

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Speech on Private Member's Motion - G20 Conference

March 24, 2014

Dr CHALMERS (Rankin) (12:58): I rise to support the motion and I commend the member for Brisbane for moving it. I am particularly pleased to do so, because it shows that support for Brisbane and this crucial meeting is bipartisan.

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Speech on the Export Market Developments Grant Amendment Bill 2014

March 19, 2014

Dr CHALMERS (Rankin) (12:03): I rise today to speak on the Export Market Development Grants Amendment Bill 2014.

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Speech on the Social Security Legislation (Increased Employment Participation) Amendment 2014

March 17, 2014

Dr CHALMERS (Rankin) (18:37): I rise today to speak on the Social Security Legislation Amendment (Increased Employment Participation) Bill 2014. As the House is aware, this bill introduces two new programs.

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90 Second Statement: Yugumbir State School reading program

March 16, 2014

Dr CHALMERS (Rankin) (13:58): I rise to congratulate the students, teachers and parents of Yugumbir State School in Regents Park in my electorate.

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