Speeches

Condolence Motion: Death of Nelson Mandela

December 09, 2013

Dr CHALMERS (Rankin) (16:39): This is a time to honour all of those who fought against the evils of the apartheid regime in South Africa, from the great man whom we commemorate today all the way down to the lowly record store owner who was portrayed so beautifully in the movie Searching for Sugar Man, which came out in the last year or two.

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Speech on a Matter of Public Importance: Fiscal Policy

December 04, 2013

Dr CHALMERS (Rankin) (15:40): The Australian people would be scratching their heads about the behaviour of those opposite when it comes to the debt cap. 

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Speech on the Clean Energy Repeal Bill

November 21, 2013

Dr CHALMERS (Rankin) (11:15): I rise to speak on the Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013 and related bills. On Sunday, tens of thousands of Australians gave up their morning to show their support for strong action on climate change.

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90 Second Statement: Griffith University Logan

November 20, 2013

Dr CHALMERS (Rankin) (13:57): I rise to congratulate the local campus of Griffith University on an important initiative they are undertaking today, tomorrow and Friday, which is called the Launch into Life at Logan program.

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First Speech

November 13, 2013

​Dr CHALMERS (Rankin) (17:06): Thank you, Mr Deputy Speaker. In my 35 years I have experienced three moments of immeasurable pride. The first was my mother's graduation from university in 1991. 

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