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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+00:00 March 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+00:00 March 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+00:00 March 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+00:00 March 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+00:00 March 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+00:00 March 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+00:00 February 15th, 2017|Speeches|

Medicare

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+00:00 November 21st, 2016|Speeches|

Tasmanian tourism industry

It is a pleasure to rise to speak briefly on the adjournment debate tonight about what I think is the best part of our country: the state of Tasmania. Last Friday I had the great pleasure of officially opening the Blue Tier Mountain Bike Trails in the beautiful and small community of Weldborough in north-east [...]

By | 2017-11-21T05:31:09+00:00 October 12th, 2016|Speeches|