Parliamentary Speeches

Matters of Public Importance: Energy (1 Jun 2023)


Tim Watts: It's not question time.

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Matters of Public Importance: Energy (1 Jun 2023)


Tim Watts: They've learnt nothing. Indeed, they haven't even learnt the standing orders in 10 years in this place. The Australian public is sick of this kind of destructive, negative politics. This government has a positive agenda. On this side of the House, we know that the Australian public is sick of that brand of politics. That's why we've been taking urgent action to shield Australian families and...

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Matters of Public Importance: Energy (1 Jun 2023)


Tim Watts: It's another Thursday afternoon. It's another MPI. It's deja vu all over again, another resounding Shakespearean soliloquy from the shadow minister, but yet again it's all just sound and fury signifying nothing. As I listen to the opposition in question time and listen to the opposition in these forums, it's clear that the stories of families and businesses in Australia-the middle...

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Matters of Public Importance: Energy (1 Jun 2023)


Tim Watts: When given an opportunity to act, to vote for reductions in energy power bills, they voted against it. Indeed, the Leader of the Opposition has confirmed recently that they would rewind-repeal-these cuts. That's their position. Shielding Australian families and businesses from the worst of the energy price hikes being experienced in Australia and around the world at the moment is...

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Matters of Public Importance: Energy (1 Jun 2023)


Tim Watts: We know that Russia's illegal and immoral invasion of Ukraine has caused energy price spikes around the world. Indeed, the International Energy Agency has found that that invasion has caused 90 per cent of energy price rises seen around the world. Of course, Australia was left even more exposed to this external shock than it needed to be thanks to a decade of chaos and neglect on energy...

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Constituency Statements: Velazquez, Mr Walter Mario (10 May 2023)


Tim Watts: I rise to recognise the life of a member of my staff, Walter Mario Velazquez, who tragically passed away last month. Like so many members of my community, Walter came to Australia seeking freedom from a repressive government-in his case, a past government, in Uruguay. He lived a life dedicated to family, especially to his mother, Gladys Novoa, and the love of his life, Emilia, as well...

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A FAIR GO FOR AUSTRALIA.