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Carbon Tax: Gone!

Thursday, 17 July 2014 16:30 in Speeches

The Carbon Tax is Abolished!

On 17 July 2014 the Senate finally voted for the repeal of the Carbon Tax.  This is great news for all Australians!

Below is my speech in Parliament delivered just moments after the Senate dicision. 



A Win for Self-Funded Retirees

Thursday, 17 July 2014 14:34 in Speeches

The Coalition recognises that self-funded retirees, after a life-time of hard work, have made a significant contribution to our nation’s success and are entitled to a safe and secure retirement, and that by looking after their own retirement needs, self-funded retirees save the Commonwealth Budget considerable pension costs.

That’s why we will provide Australian seniors with further peace of mind regarding their health care costs by indexing eligibility for the Commonwealth Seniors Health Card.

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Reforms to Intercountry Adoption

Thursday, 17 July 2014 13:15 in Speeches

For too long has adoption been in the too hard basket. There are too many children in need of parents, they deserve a better life and adoption is a way of giving it to them. The Coalition Government has delivered on its commitment to reform intercountry adoption.

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Sporting Schools

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 00:00 in Media Releases

The Coalition Government has launched the Sporting Schools program which will provide more young Australians than ever before with the opportunity to participate in a range of sports while at school.

It is important that we councourage good health through sport. 

To view the Minister for Sport's media release click here.