February 7, 2024

Renewables could be a gold rush for rural and regional Australia

There are major opportunities this government must take up to empower regional communities to play a role in the energy transition and to truly benefit. Let this be a gold rush for rural and regional Australia.

February 7, 2024

Supporting bigger tax cuts for 95% of Indi

The evidence both across regional Australia and in Indi is clear. That’s why as an Independent I’m happy to support these bills that will make things a little easier.

February 6, 2024

Changing times, means Government must change their approach to fixing our roads

One-in-100-year events are certainly not one in 100 years anymore. This is such a critical report to build resilience in these changing times, and we must not let this report sit on the shelf and gather dust. This must result in action that addresses the problems that we are driving over every single day.

February 6, 2024

Leaving no one behind in cost of living relief

My question is to the Prime Minister. What new action will you now take to address cost-of-living pressures for these people?

December 21, 2023

Strengthening tax and accountability

December 7, 2023

Project 365, promoting positive mental health

Project 365 promotes positive mental health. They encourage us to talk about ‘the elephant in the room’ – a message that many people across rural and regional Australia can relate to.

December 7, 2023

Childcare shouldn’t be forgotten in regional Australia

As a midwife and academic who researched maternal-child outcomes, and remembering my own experience in returning to the workforce and balancing work and care, I know the importance of support for parents in those early years.  

December 6, 2023

Vale Peta Murphy

It’s a privilege to rise today to express gratitude for the life and to lament the loss of our much loved and admired colleague and friend Peta Murphy, the member for Dunkley.

November 29, 2023

Australian Citizenship Bill2023

As legislators, we should come to this decision with our eyes wide open. This bill, the Australian Citizenship Amendment (Citizenship Repudiation) Bill 2023, is allowing judges, not the executive, to repudiate citizenship in the event a dual citizen commits a serious offence.

November 29, 2023

Now more than ever, FoodShare is vital to regional communities

Foodshare provides food relief to those who need it when they need it– it literally puts food on the table for families, young people and pensioners.


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