Speeches


INTERNATIONAL LABOR CONFERENCE 2018, SYDNEY

February 24, 2018 5:52 PM

I join with everyone in acknowledging the traditional owners of the land on which we meet and welcome elders past, present and emerging. Thank you to the organisers for all...

HOW WE SAID SORRY: REFLECTING ON THE APOLOGY, A DECADE ON

February 07, 2018 1:03 PM

‘Sometime around 1932, when she was about four, she remembers the coming of the welfare men. Her family had feared that day and had dug holes in the creek bank...

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SPEECH - GETTING THE NDIS BACK ON TRACK

December 05, 2017 6:14 PM

I acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which this meeting is taking place. I am sorry I can’t be there with you all in person, as you know,...

WHY WE NEED A ROYAL COMMISSION INTO VIOLENCE AND ABUSE OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY

May 31, 2017 6:42 AM

OPINION PIECE 

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STATEMENT ON ANTHONY FOSTER

May 29, 2017 5:11 PM

Survivors of child sexual abuse lost one their greatest advocates last Friday, with the death of Anthony Foster

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LABOR’S LINE IN THE SAND: IT’S TIME FOR GOVERNMENT AND CHARITIES TO WORK TOGETHER AGAIN

June 21, 2016 2:58 PM

OPINION PIECE -

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LAUNCH OF ‘GROWING TOGETHER’ – LABOR’S AGENDA FOR TACKLING INEQUALITY

March 17, 2016 8:54 AM

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY WEDNESDAY 16 MARCH 2016

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NATIONAL DISABILITY SERVICES CEO’S CONFERENCE

December 09, 2015 9:51 AM

‘LEADING CHANGE AND CHANGING LIVES’

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SECOND READING SPEECH - SOCIAL SERVICES LEGISLTATION AMENDMENT (FAMILY PAYMENTS STRUCTURAL REFORM AND PARTICIPATION MEASURES) BILL 2015

November 26, 2015 9:29 AM

SOCIAL SERVICES LEGISLTATION AMENDMENT (FAMILY PAYMENTS STRUCTURAL REFORM AND PARTICIPATION MEASURES) BILL 2015 

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NATIONAL DISABILITY INSURANCE SCHEME JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE REPORT

November 12, 2015 2:46 PM

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVE, PARLIAMENT HOUSE THURSDAY, 12 NOVEMBER 2015

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