Speeches

Speech on the Tax Laws Amendment (Temporary Budget Repair Levy) Bill 2014 and 14 other bills

May 28, 2014

Dr CHALMERS (Rankin) (09:46):  It is my privilege to follow a very good speech by the member for Shortland about the Tax Laws Amendment (Temporary Budget Repair Levy) Bill 2014 and the 14 other bills required to implement the tax increases proposed in the government's budget of broken promises and messed-up priorities

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Speech on Motion: Appreciation of Troops in Afghanistan

May 26, 2014

Dr CHALMERS (Rankin) (12:48):  I agree with every word of your motion on Defence Force personnel, Acting Deputy Speaker Griggs. I commend you for moving it and every other speaker for supporting it.

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Speech on the G20 (Safety and Security) Complementary Bill 2014

May 14, 2014

Dr CHALMERS (Rankin) (11:49): I rise today to speak on the G20 (Safety and Security) Complementary Bill 2014. As honourable members are aware, the bill clarifies the powers of police officers and appointed persons to ensure safety and security at the Brisbane Airport during the G20 meeting.

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Statement of Condolence on the death of Neville Wran

May 14, 2014

Dr CHALMERS (Rankin) (11:42): I associate myself with the fine words of the member for Grayndler and all the speakers who have spoken before about the passing of such an extraordinary human being and amazing man, Neville Wran. 

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Speech at the Logan Central Anzac Day Service

April 25, 2014

On this most meaningful day can I begin by acknowledging the traditional owners of the lands on which we meet and pay my respects to elders past and present.

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The Age of Empowerment: Speech to the NUW National Conference

March 28, 2014

Sir Charlie Donnelly, my lords and my ladies, thank you for this first opportunity in the last fortnight to say a few words without the fear of Bronwyn Bishop throwing me out.

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