Speeches

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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Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment Bill 2013

February 11, 2014

Dr CHALMERS (Rankin) (17:46):  I am pleased to rise today to speak in favour of Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment Bill 2013 and also to follow some great contributions from colleagues from Cunningham, Hotham, Bendigo and Perth.

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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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