Parliamentary Speeches

Statements by Members: COVID-19: Victoria (19 Oct 2020)

Tim Watts: I rise today to say thank you to Victorians. It's been hard to be a Victorian these past few months, and, frankly, if you weren't there, you wouldn't know what it's like-the dozens of members of my electorate who died in aged-care facilities; the social isolation and mental health toll of months of stringent health measures; children remote learning from home, and parents trying to do...

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Private Members' Business: Young Australians (19 Oct 2020)

Tim Watts: Young Australians are being devastated by the current COVID-19 pandemic and the accompanying recession. In my electorate young people are doing it particularly tough. I recently held a forum in my electorate with the Foundation for Young Australians to hear from young Australians in the electorate-and it was heartbreaking to hear their stories. That first decade after leaving school...

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