ADJOURNMENT – Gippsland Electorate: Community Resilience

 I also rise with a great deal of pride this evening to reflect on the magnificent people of Gippsland and say thank you to them for their resilience during these very difficult times. These have been troubling times, Mr Speaker, as you well know, and it’s easy...

STATEMENTS BY MEMBERS: VICTORIA COVID-19

I commend the presiding officers, the parliamentary staff, the Prime Minister and the opposition leader for finding ways to allow federal parliament to sit with the virtual participation option for members and senators. This collaborative approach stands in stark...

MINISTERIAL STATEMENTS: CLOSING THE GAP

I appreciate this opportunity to make some remarks in relation to the Ministerial Statement on Closing the Gap. I would argue that Indigenous reconciliation remains the greatest piece of unfinished business in our nation today. Sure we have issues right now with the...

STATEMENTS BY MEMBERS: VICTORIA BUSHFIRES

We need more boots and less suits to accelerate the Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Grants Program in my electorate and assist with practical projects to increase the resilience of Victoria’s coastal and regional communities. Eighteen months after the bushfires...

BILLS – Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Titles Administration and Other Measures) Bill 2021, Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Regulatory Levies) Amendment Bill 2021 – Second Reading

Mr Chester (Gippsland) (12:50): I welcome the opportunity to make a contribution in relation to the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Titles Administration and Other Measures) Bill 2021 and the associated bill. As I join the debate, I note its...

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