Parliamentary Speeches

Bills: Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure Protection) Bill 2022; Second Read...


Tim Watts: I'm disappointed to be speaking on the Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure Protection) Bill 2022 in the chamber today. It's not because the content of the bill isn't important-despite the bizarre rant we saw from the member of Mackellar today, which really reduced himself and the seriousness of the issues we are dealing with here. This bill is important; the security...

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Bills: Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure Protection) Bill 2022; Second Read...


Tim Watts: It's a point of order on relevance. This is a bill about securing Australia's critical infrastructure against the threat of-

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Constituency Statements: COVID-19: Healthcare Workers (16 Feb 2022)


Tim Watts: While this hasn't been the summer that any Australian wanted to have, we all had hopes that the worst of the pandemic was behind us and that we could get on with a much-needed break over the warmer months-going on a holiday, getting to a festival, catching up with mates or spending Christmas relaxing with the family. The virus, unfortunately, had other plans. I've said it many times...

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Bills: Religious Discrimination Bill 2021, Religious Discrimination (Consequential Amendments) Bi...


Tim Watts: As a member of parliament I've always been open about the fact I am an atheist. Indeed, I've written before about the fact that my personal view is that I don't believe it's appropriate for each day's parliamentary sitting to begin with a prayer, and I don't participate in them myself. I say this as context for the fact that among the things that I am most proud of as a member of parliament...

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Bills: Religious Discrimination Bill 2021, Religious Discrimination (Consequential Amendments) Bi...


Tim Watts: I listened to the Manager of Opposition Business try to convince those opposite to take action on the important issue of religious vilification by quoting the words of the Prime Minister in his second reading speech back to him. It was not effective, so let me take a different tack. Let me quote the words of Twitter to those opposite. These are the depths that those opposite have stooped...

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Statements: Personal Explanation (8 Feb 2022)


Tim Watts: Mr Speaker, I wish to make a personal explanation.

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A FAIR GO FOR AUSTRALIA.