Parliamentary Speeches

Statements: Personal Explanation (8 Feb 2022)


Tim Watts: I do, Mr Speaker, quite grievously.

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Statements: Personal Explanation (8 Feb 2022)


Tim Watts: In question time today, when talking about his 'social media bill', which is designed to stand up to trolls, the Prime Minister described me as a troll when he made reference to, 'It seems that the trolls aren't limited to the internet.' This statement can't possibly be true, because the word 'troll' is not defined anywhere in the Social Media (Anti-Trolling) Bill. Indeed, the word does not...

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Questions without Notice: Economy (8 Feb 2022)


Tim Watts: Mr Speaker, I believe you're referring to me. I said the Prime Minister was a fraud and I do not believe that is unparliamentary.

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Questions without Notice: Economy (8 Feb 2022)


Tim Watts: I withdraw.

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Bills: Autonomous Sanctions Amendment (Magnitsky-style and Other Thematic Sanctions) Bill 2021; S...


Tim Watts: Deputy Speaker Andrews, before beginning, I acknowledge your significant interest in the matter of this bill. This an important bill, and it's been a long time in the making. The Autonomous Sanctions Amendment (Magnitsky-Style and other Thematic Sanctions) Bill 2021 implements a Magnitsky style sanctions regime in Australia, allowing for targeted sanctions against individuals who commit human...

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Adjournment: Summit for Democracy (2 Dec 2021)


Tim Watts: Australia's democracy is the foundation of our individual freedoms and our collective prosperity, and all of us in this place owe our positions to the institutions of Australian democracy. We're custodians of these democratic institutions, but all too often we take these institutions for granted. Every democratic norm that is ignored in this place and every principal that is bent in pursuit...

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A FAIR GO FOR AUSTRALIA.