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BILLS: Modern Slavery Bill 2018 – 28 November 2018

Senator REYNOLDS (Western Australia—Assistant Minister for Home Affairs) (12:22): I thank all of my colleagues from the bottom of my heart for their contributions here today and I echo the sentiments of all who have spoken on this bill and all who have contributed. I do think it represents the very best of this Senate and […]

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BILLS: Electoral Legislation Amendment (Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform) Bill 2017 – 15 November 2018

Senator REYNOLDS (Western Australia—Assistant Minister for Home Affairs) (10:28): I too rise to speak in support of the Electoral Legislation Amendment (Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform) Bill 2017. I would start by making the observation that, while most Australians would agree that only Australians should have the power to influence the outcome of our national elections, […]

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Remembrance Day – Legacy speech

Ladies and Gentleman, thank you very much. It’s a great honour to be with you today on this special occasion. I acknowledge the President of Sydney Legacy, Legatee Greg Wrate; Contemporary widow Gwen Cherne, who has worked tirelessly to help build a better future for military families; Commanding Officer HMAS Canberra, Captain Ash Papp; and […]

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Personal Explanation – 12 September 2018

Senator REYNOLDS (Western Australia—Assistant Minister for Home Affairs) (15:36): I seek leave to make a personal explanation resulting from some of the debate at question time. Leave granted.Senator REYNOLDS: On 23 August this year, I rose in the Senate to address my concerns about the behaviour of some in parliament during our leadership challenges. My speech then was […]

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QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE: Liberal Party Leadership – 23 August 2018

Senator REYNOLDS (Western Australia) (15:58): I too rise to take note of what was discussed at question time today. First of all, yesterday here in this place I said I was deeply saddened and distressed by what had happened over the last 24 hours—now 48 hours—in my own party. I’m even more greatly distressed and disturbed […]

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QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE: Taxation, Energy – 22 August 2018

Senator REYNOLDS (Western Australia) (15:54): I’ve got to say that I’ve been deeply saddened and distressed by actions over the last couple of days on my side of politics. And it equally saddens me to hear the childishness, delight and hubris from those opposite on the current leadership issues that my side of politics, my party, […]

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BILLS – Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Reporting of Gas Reserves) Bill 2018 – 20 August 2018

Senator REYNOLDS (Western Australia) (10:18): I thank Senator Georgiou for the opportunity to discuss some important policy matters that are relevant to offshore resource reporting. A number of the ideas raised in the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Reporting of Gas Reserves) Bill 2018 are, I think, good and worthy of discussion—for example, increasing […]

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Energy – 16 August 2018

Senator REYNOLDS (Western Australia) (17:28): I too rise to speak on Senator Collins’s motion. It’s always quite enjoyable sitting down and listening to Senator Cameron’s speeches, which are full of overblown and overegged rhetoric and bear very little relationship to the truth. It is my pleasure to speak on this motion today, particularly as a […]

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