ADJOURNMENT: GIPPSLAND ELECTORATE

 The new Prime Minister has made a lot of claims about no Australians being left behind, a fresh approach to his role and building consensus across our community. We’re about to find out if the Prime Minister is fair dinkum about those claims. I’ve been...

MATTERS OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE: COST OF LIVING

Deputy Speaker, I congratulate you on your election to your position and wish you well. I join this debate with some degree of trepidation after listening to the member for Jagajaga pretending, during her contribution, that the previous government did nothing in nine...

STATEMENTS BY MEMBERS: VIVIAN BULLWINKEL

I rise to pay tribute to an extraordinary Australian: Army nurse Vivian Bullwinkel. On this day 80 years ago, she was onboard the SS Vyner Brooke, which was fleeing Singapore and overflowing with 181 passengers, including women and children and wounded soldiers....

STATEMENTS BY MEMBERS: ASSISTANCE DOGS

As a long-time supporter of assistance dogs, I was disappointed and frustrated to be contacted by the Australian Defence Force veteran who had been refused access to a taxi with their dog. The veteran concerned felt humiliated and embarrassed to be rejected by several...

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