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So far Office of Senator Jonathon Duniam has created 31 blog entries.

Cost of living

I'm not quite sure that it's a pleasure to rise to speak on this debate, but I will speak nonetheless, and I thank the proposer of this matter of public importance, Senator Gallagher, for bringing it on. We have another day of debate around demonising those who wish to try and do well and creating [...]

By | 2017-11-21T05:31:09+00:00 August 15th, 2017|Speeches|

Tasmanian tourism industry

It's my pleasure tonight to rise to speak about a very dedicated and enthusiastic group of locals who are dedicated to seeing the beautiful community of Waratah and surrounds preserved and put on the map as a tourism attraction. Waratah is a beautiful community in north-west Tasmania, in which I spent a lot of time [...]

By | 2017-11-21T05:31:09+00:00 August 15th, 2017|Speeches|

Tribute to Terry White and Old Mates Day

It is a pleasure to rise tonight to speak on and pay tribute to the hard work of a significant contributor to the agricultural sector in Tasmania, and that is Terry White, who is a passionate Tasmanian farmer who operates Highfirth Seeds at Wattle Hill in Sorrell in Tasmania's glorious south-east, which I'm sure you'd [...]

By | 2017-11-21T05:31:09+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Speeches|

Workplace relations

It is always a pleasure, and it seems to be a regular occurrence, that I get to follow my colleague Senator Polley on various debates in this chamber. I am pleased to once again have that opportunity and to contribute to the motion to take note of the answer given by Senator Brandis on the [...]

By | 2017-11-21T05:31:09+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|Speeches|

Centrelink debt recovery inquiry

I accept that we are limited for time so I will try and confine my remarks so other senators are able to make a contribution also. Picking up where Senator Siewert left off, I just want to comment on the conduct of the hearings, starting with the submitters and witnesses. I do thank all those [...]

By | 2017-11-21T05:31:09+00:00 June 21st, 2017|Speeches|

Energy policy

It is always a pleasure to follow my great Tasmanian colleague Senator Polley and listen to her contributions to debate. I think that tonight, though, she was reading from the pages of her latest bestseller, Away with the Fairies, which you can find in your local Dymocks bookshop. I do not know that there was [...]

By | 2017-11-21T05:31:09+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Speeches|

Energy policy

I welcome the opportunity to make a contribution to the motion to take note of answers on the specific issue of Dr Finkel's report to government. I also share and feel the hope that Senator Moore referred to, as well as Senator Paterson and others who have and will contribute to this debate. It is [...]

By | 2017-11-21T05:31:09+00:00 June 13th, 2017|Speeches|

2017 Federal Budget

It is great to be able to contribute to this debate. I have to start by pointing out that today, of course, we expect to see the opposition leader hand down his response to the budget in the other place. I very much look forward to seeing what is in that document. Is it going [...]

By | 2017-11-21T05:31:09+00:00 May 11th, 2017|Speeches|

Tribute to Ben and Sally Milbourne

It is going to be very tough to follow that act. I understand that, before I came in, Senator Bilyk was asking whether there was anything in the budget for Tasmania. Senator Bilyk: I was—besides tax increases. Senator Duniam: I am pleased she is here to listen. My very good and hardworking colleague, Senator Nash, [...]

By | 2017-11-21T05:31:09+00:00 May 10th, 2017|Speeches|