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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 […]

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Pakistan Election – 16 August 2018

  Senator REYNOLDS (Western Australia) (19:22): Last month I had the great honour of representing Australia as a member of the Commonwealth Observer Group to the Pakistan national election on 25 July. It was my first but certainly will not be my last visit to this fascinating, friendly and wonderfully diverse nation. I found Pakistan […]

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BILLS – National Security Legislation Amendment (Espionage and Foreign Interference) Second Reading – 27 June 2018

  Senator REYNOLDS (Western Australia) (19:10): I too rise to speak in support of these bills, the National Security Legislation Amendment (Espionage and Foreign Interference) Bill 2018 and the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Bill 2018. There is no greater responsibility for any national government in Australia or for the parliament than the safety and security […]

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Defence – 20 June 2018

Senator REYNOLDS (Western Australia) (14:46): My question is to the Minister for Defence, Senator Payne. Can the minister update the Senate on how Australia is strengthening defence cooperation with our Pacific partners? Senator PAYNE (New South Wales—Minister for Defence) (14:47): I thank Senator Reynolds for her question. Australia is of course very committed to supporting […]

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Budget – 10 May 2018

Senator REYNOLDS (Western Australia) (16:42): I rise to support this government’s budget measures this year. I think it is an outstanding budget. It is an outstanding budget for our nation and it is also an outstanding budget for the future and for our children. It is a particularly good budget for my home state of […]

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Questions Without Notice – 9 May 2018

Senator REYNOLDS (Western Australia) (15:07): I’d like to take note of the ministers’ comments, but, first of all, I’d like to congratulate the Treasurer and the Minister for Finance on an outstanding budget that, as the Treasurer said today, is all about the future that not only we will live in; it is the economy […]

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Adjournment – Moora Residential College – 9 May 2018

Senator REYNOLDS (Western Australia) (19:35): I rise tonight to place on record my utter dismay at the Western Australian state government’s forced and completely unnecessary closure of Moora Residential College. It is a shocking and completely inexcusable decision. I believe, as I know everybody in this chamber believes, that all children deserve to have the […]

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MESSAGE FROM THE JOINT PATRON OF RUGBYWA – Geoffrey Stooke OAM

At the recent Annual General Meeting of RugbyWA, I had the privilege of being elected to the position of Joint Patron of RugbyWA. It is also a privilege that I share the position with my fellow Joint Patron, Malcolm McCusker AC CVO- a distinguished Western Australian and passionate rugby supporter. The events of the past […]

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