Speeches

Bills: Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Bill 2018; Seco...


Tim Watts: The Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Bill 2018 before the House today is one with the most serious of stakes and it is a bill that the Morrison government has abjectly failed to treat with the gravity that it deserves. It involves policy decisions with the gravest of consequences. It concerns the tools available for our law enforcement and security...

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Questions without Notice: Energy (4 Dec 2018)


Tim Watts: You said the NEG would take prices down. You goose!

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Questions without Notice: National Security (3 Dec 2018)


Tim Watts: You did nothing for 18 months.

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Constituency Statements: Footscray-Yarraville City Band (27 Nov 2018)


Tim Watts: I rise to congratulate the Footscray-Yarraville City Band for their successful tour of the United Kingdom, France and Belgium to commemorate the centenary of the armistice that ended World War I. Footscray-Yarraville City Band is a longstanding institution in my electorate in Melbourne's west. Established in 1961, the band formed through merging several bands, the oldest of which was...

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Matters of Public Importance: Victoria (27 Nov 2018)


Tim Watts: In the wake of Daniel Andrews's landslide election win, we have heard plenty of commentary from conservative figures about what went wrong. But we didn't hear anything from Prime Minister Morrison. There was no statement on election night. There was no statement on the Sunday, the day after the night before, as the full extent of the bloodbath became clear. There was no statement after his...

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Statements by Members: Victorian State Election (26 Nov 2018)


Tim Watts: In Saturday's state election, Victorians rejected the Liberal Party's narrow and nasty campaign of fear and division and resoundingly endorsed the Andrews government's positive agenda of getting things done and making things fair in health, education, infrastructure and climate change. The election campaign exposed Liberal MPs who were completely out of touch with the electorate and a divided...

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