Speeches In Parliament


Don't mention the alleged war crimes

03 Mar 2016

The UN Conference on Trade and Development late last year identified that Gaza would be uninhabitable by 2020 as a result of the serial assaults by the Israel Defense Forces on the people of Gaza City. The very least that the Australian government could do would be to make some comments.


Rachel's Ag-Vet Chemicals Speech

28 Jun 2013

The Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment Bill has just passed the Senate and is a significant win for the environment.


National Close the Gap Day

21 Mar 2013

Thursday is National Close the Gap Day. I would like to acknowledge all of those who have supported and participated in this event, which will happen around the country.


Newstart Speech - Response to Newstart Inquiry Report

28 Nov 2012

Rachel delivered this speech to the Senate on Wednesday 28 November 2012 in response to the Senate Inquiry report into Newstart and other allowance payments. You can also view the video and visit our Newstart Campaign page for more information.


Rachel's Newstart Inquiry Speech - Transcript

27 Nov 2012

Rachel delivered this speech to the Senate on Wednesday 28 November 2012 in resonse to the Newstart Inquiry report.


A surplus at the expense of vulnerable people

20 Nov 2012

 Here we are, talking about an extremely slim budget surplus, a budget surplus that is being delivered at the expense of some of the most disadvantaged in our community.

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