Speeches

Matters of Public Importance: Morrison Government (5 Dec 2019)


Tim Watts: I'm delighted to speak on this motion about the lack of an economic plan from those opposite. Since the last federal election, Australia has seen a new experiment in economic policymaking in this country-not Keynesian, not Chicago School economics; what we are seeing from those opposite is 'crash-test dummy' economics. The way it works is this: you strap yourself into the car, take your...

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Statements by Members: Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction (5 Dec 2019)


Tim Watts: Last weekend, while pondering the sitting before Christmas, I tweeted about the Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction's first speech in this place and his dispatches from the front line on the war on Christmas. The response was unexpected. It was a cautionary tale straight from Aesop's Fables that summed up the minister's career to date. You could call it The Boy Who Cried Wolf. Here's...

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Bills: Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Amendment (Sport Integrity Australia) Bill 2019; T...


Tim Watts: I acknowledge the contribution to this debate from the member for Scullin, a man known in Victorian politics for his integrity. The contrast between the member for Scullin and the member for Shortland's contributions on this bill and some of the acts of integrity-or the opposite of that-which we've seen from the government this week are striking. I do note earlier this afternoon a...

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Bills: Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Amendment (Sport Integrity Australia) Bill 2019; T...


Tim Watts: A very good ruling. I endorse it and I thank those opposite for their assistance. Their interest in integrity is noted, and I hope it continues, but this bill deals with sporting integrity. The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Amendment (Sport Integrity Australia) Bill 2019 responds to a key recommendation of the Review of Australia's Sports Integrity Arrangements, the Wood review, a...

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Bills: Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Amendment (Sport Integrity Australia) Bill 2019; T...


Tim Watts: The Sharks.

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Bills: Social Services Legislation Amendment (Payment Integrity) Bill 2019; Third Reading (2 Dec...


Tim Watts: by leave-I move: That this bill be now read a third time. Question agreed to. Bill read a third time.

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A FAIR GO FOR AUSTRALIA.