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So far Office of Senator Jonathon Duniam has created 32 blog entries.

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+10:00May 10th, 2017|Speeches|

Annual Wage Review

I want to start where Senator McAllister left off in taking note of the answers given today to those questions referred to with regard to the minimum wage and the annual wage review. It is important to point out elements of the answers that were given today with regard to the importance of business as [...]

By |2017-11-21T05:31:09+10:00March 30th, 2017|Speeches|

Section 18C amendment

I plan to make just a relatively brief contribution to this debate. It is a welcome opportunity, but I think enough has been said by others in the public domain and, indeed, in this debate on the Human Rights Legislation Amendment Bill 2017. There have been many views expressed throughout the debate, both publicly and [...]

By |2017-11-21T05:31:09+10:00March 30th, 2017|Speeches|

Corporate tax rates

It is a delight to rise to speak on the Treasury Laws Amendment (Enterprise Tax Plan) Bill 2016. Senator Whish-Wilson: I'm glad someone is delighted. Senator DUNIAM: I am excited about what this bill can do for our country, Senator Whish-Wilson, so it is a delight to get up and speak on it. I will come back [...]

By |2017-11-21T05:31:09+10:00March 29th, 2017|Speeches|

Workplace relations

To commence my contribution in this debate, I want to make an observation. It is what Labor contributions seem to be underpinned by: misrepresenting answers given by ministers, misconstruing things and selective quoting—which I have seen a lot of today. It started with Senator Urquhart's question where she selectively quoted from Senator Brandis's answer from [...]

By |2017-11-21T05:31:09+10:00March 28th, 2017|Speeches|

Tasmanian tourism industry

It gives me great pleasure today to come in here to speak on a matter of great positivity for the state of Tasmania. Senator Smith interjecting— Senator DUNIAM: Yes, I thought so too, Senator Smith. Senator Cameron: Change of government! Senator DUNIAM: Thanks, Senator Cameron. We look forward to you moving to Tasmania in the very near future [...]

By |2017-11-21T05:31:09+10:00March 22nd, 2017|Speeches|

Tribute to Dr John Morris AO MBE

I rise tonight to make a contribution about a remarkable Tasmanian who, sadly, passed away the weekend before last. The Tasmanian I am talking about is Dr John Morris AO, MBE, who also happens to be the father of one of my closest friends. The Launceston Examiner newspaper, in a tribute to Dr Morris, recently described him [...]

By |2017-11-21T05:31:09+10:00March 20th, 2017|Speeches|

Australia Post remuneration

I am pleased that Senator Hanson has put in the MPI for today on this particular issue. I would like to start my contribution to this debate by stating my personal position as a senator for Tasmania with regard to the issue of Mr Fahour's salary, and the transparency of GBEs and government entities more [...]

By |2017-11-21T05:31:09+10:00February 15th, 2017|Speeches|


Senator Dastyari is a hard act to follow— Senator O'Sullivan: It is impossible. Senator DUNIAM: It is impossible, but I will try and stick to the facts. Senator Hume: You have good hair too. Senator DUNIAM: I like my hair—thank you very much. Following on from the motion moved by Senator Brown to take note, I thought I might [...]

By |2017-11-21T05:31:09+10:00November 21st, 2016|Speeches|