Parliamentary Speeches

Bills: Electoral Legislation Amendment (Assurance of Senate Counting) Bill 2021; Second Reading (...


Tim Watts: I rise to make a few brief comments on the Electoral Legislation Amendment (Assurance of Senate Counting) Bill 2021. Labor will be supporting this bill because electoral reform should always be done in a consultative and bipartisan fashion. The ultimate aim of electoral reform should be to enhance our democracy, not undermine it. While this bill will provide increased assurance to candidates...

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Committees: Social Media and Online Safety Select Committee; Appointment (1 Dec 2021)


Tim Watts: I am pleased to rise to speak in support of the establishment of this inquiry and, in doing so, I acknowledge the Speaker's significant interest in this issue in the past. This is an important and substantive issue on which Labor will offer constructive bipartisan support. By now, all Australians are all too familiar with the very serious harms that can be caused to individuals by other...

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A FAIR GO FOR AUSTRALIA.