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Speeches

Bills: Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2017-2018, Appropriation Bill (No. 2) 2017-2018, Appropriation...


Tim Watts: It is an old cliche, but budgets are about priorities. They are about governments making choices about what to do, what to fund and who to tax. Through these decisions, through these choices, the character of a government is revealed. As the old aphorism attributed to former United States Vice-President Joe Biden goes: 'Don't tell me what you value. Show me your budget, and I'll tell you what...

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Bills: Australian Education Amendment Bill 2017; Second Reading (29 May 2017)


Tim Watts: Mate, that's nonsense.

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Statements by Members: National Indigenous Youth Parliament: Aretha Stewart-Brown (25 May 2017)


Tim Watts: Today, on Public Education Day, I want to rise to congratulate an outstanding public school student from my electorate, Williamstown High School student and Gumbaynggirr woman, Aretha Stewart-Brown, who today was elected as the first female Prime Minister of the National Indigenous Youth Parliament, an initiative of the YMCA and the Australian Electoral Commission. As the first female leader...

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Bills: Australian Education Amendment Bill 2017; Second Reading (25 May 2017)


Tim Watts: Education is our second largest export industry. Our second largest-

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Bills: Australian Education Amendment Bill 2017; Second Reading (25 May 2017)


Tim Watts: for not just high school but university.

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Bills: Australian Education Amendment Bill 2017; Second Reading (25 May 2017)


Tim Watts: This is our second largest export industry. The Australian education system is the envy of the world.

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