Speeches

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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Speech on Appropriations Bill (No. 3) and related bills

February 27, 2014

Dr CHALMERS (Rankin) (11:39): I rise today to speak on the appropriation bills. The bills, as the House is aware, are required to pay for the spending announced by the government since the election in September last year, as well as the cuts outlined in the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook.

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Speech on a Matter of Public Importance: Abbott Government

February 27, 2014

Dr CHALMERS (Rankin) (15:59): The 5,000 people at Qantas who found out today that they will not have a job anymore, the 63,000 full-time employees who have found out since the election that they will not have a job anymore.

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90 Second Statement: Special Olympics Logan

February 26, 2014

Dr CHALMERS (Rankin) (13:36): On a Saturday earlier this month I was really privileged to join the team from Special Olympics Logan for their Come and Try Day at the Logan Metro Sports Centre, a fantastic purpose-built complex.

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Speech on a Matter of Public Importance: Abbott Government Job Losses

February 12, 2014

Dr CHALMERS (Rankin) (15:56): The unemployment rate was lower under Labor in the depths of the global financial crisis than it is under the Liberal Party during a global recovery. That is the fact today, with the release of the labour market statistics.

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