Speeches

Questions without Notice: Minister for Home Affairs (11 Sep 2018)


Tim Watts: You're a disgrace.

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Questions without Notice: Minister for Home Affairs (11 Sep 2018)


Tim Watts: You're a disgrace!

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Questions without Notice: Minister for Home Affairs (11 Sep 2018)


Tim Watts: You're a disgrace.

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Private Members' Business: Energy (10 Sep 2018)


Tim Watts: They say that timing is the essence of all great comedy. Well, the member for Hughes has truly outdone himself with the motion before the House today. Despite the National Energy Guarantee being used as a stalking horse to destroy Malcolm Turnbull's leadership during the last parliamentary sitting week, and despite the current Prime Minister declaring the National Energy Guarantee to be...

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Statements by Members: International Development Assistance (10 Sep 2018)


Tim Watts: We return to parliament today with a new Prime Minister who has spent the fortnight since his surprise elevation talking about his values. The first time Prime Minister Morrison spoke in this chamber as an MP, he spoke about 'the values of loving-kindness, justice and righteousness, to act with compassion and kindness, acknowledging our common humanity'. He said his 'vision for Australia is...

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Adjournment: Immigration (16 Aug 2018)


Tim Watts: There has been a lot of self-congratulation in this building today. Yesterday, the Leader of the Opposition showed the leadership that this country desperately needed by moving a motion to re-affirm the parliament's commitment to a racially and religiously non-discriminatory immigration policy. It mirrored a motion moved in 1988-by the Prime Minister, on that occasion-to put back...

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