Speeches

Constituency Statements: National Ride2School Day (4 Apr 2019)


Tim Watts: A generation ago, 80 per cent of Australian kids used active transport to get to school every day-walking, cycling, scooting. Today, that figure is just 20 per cent. We really need to turn this around. 22 March was National Ride2School Day, a Bicycle Network initiative where schools around the country hold special events to encourage their students to use active transport to get to...

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Condolences: Christchurch: Attacks (3 Apr 2019)


Tim Watts: On 15 March 2019, 50 women, men and children were murdered by an Australian terrorist at the Al Noor and Linwood mosques in Christchurch. This atrocity has been shocking and saddening for all people of goodwill around the world. Our thoughts, first and foremost, are with those mourning an unimaginable loss and those still fighting to recover physically and confront the incredible trauma of...

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Statements by Members: Government Procurement (21 Feb 2019)


Tim Watts: Chumgate is a very liberal scandal. It's a scandal of Liberal chums, Liberal donors, Liberal CEOs, Liberal Treasurers, Liberal shareholders, Liberal finance ministers and, of course, a very liberal approach to travel arrangements. When the Liberal finance minister, Mathias Cormann, wanted to book a family holiday to Singapore, he didn't hop on the internet to find a deal for his flights; he...

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Statements by Members: Racism (20 Feb 2019)


Tim Watts: The rise of anti-Semitism in Australian society is a disturbing trend that must be stopped. Over Christmas, we saw the disgusting spectacle of a Neo-Nazi rally at St Kilda Beach attended by an Australian senator, who doesn't deserve the notoriety of being named, where people were being seen giving Nazi salutes and wearing replica SS helmets. The Executive Council of Australian Jewry has...

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Bills: Governor-General Amendment (Salary) Bill 2019; Second Reading (20 Feb 2019)


Tim Watts: Sorry?

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Bills: Governor-General Amendment (Salary) Bill 2019; Second Reading (20 Feb 2019)


Tim Watts: I apologise, Mr Deputy Speaker. I withdraw. I was trying to draw reference to the reinstitution of knights and dames under the Abbott government. I was not reflecting on the member for Warringah as an individual.

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