Speeches

The Liberals' Budget failures

May 09, 2018

Dr CHALMERS (Rankin) (15:46): As we learned again in question time today, the Treasurer is not exactly the sharpest tool in the shed, but I think that even this Treasurer would have regretted beginning his speech last night about the budget by asking the Australian people: 'What have we achieved; what are we going to do next; and what's in it for the Australian people?' I'm happy to inform the Treasurer.

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Budget speech 8/5/18

May 08, 2018

Dr CHALMERS (Rankin) (12:13): I second the motion. These characters opposite have been run over by their own debt truck.

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Next week's Budget and beyond

May 01, 2018

Let me first acknowledge the elders and cultures of the Yugarabul, Yugerra, Jagera and Turrbal people, and all the first Australians.

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2018 ANZAC Day

April 25, 2018

On this most meaningful day: We acknowledge this is Jaggera and Yugumbir land, and we pay our respects to the elders and customs of the traditional owners and all the first Australians.

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Payday lending speech 26/3/18

March 26, 2018

Dr CHALMERS (Rankin) (16:51): This issue is one that is pretty close to my own heart.

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The Government prioritising big business over ordinary Australians

February 28, 2018

Dr CHALMERS (Rankin) (15:34): I don't know about you or the colleagues, but my favourite part of an otherwise pretty disappointing question time from those opposite was when the Prime Minister came to the dispatch box.

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WE'LL PUT PEOPLE FIRST