DARWIN – 11 April, 2021
The events of the past week have been heartbreaking for Timor-Leste, and all of us who love that country.
Whilst grappling with a recent outbreak of COVID-19 – after months successfully holding the virus at bay – our near neighbours were hit with devastating flooding due to Tropical Cyclone Seroja.
At least 157 […]Apr 12 2021
DARWIN – 6 April 2021
ADAM STEER, HOST: Luke Gosling is the member for Solomon, spent a lot of time over in Timor-Leste. Will you be organising something so that we can donate to Timor-Leste, Luke Gosling?
LUKE GOSLING, FEDERAL MEMBER FOR SOLOMON: Yeah, g’day Adam. As Celio the consul-general here in Darwin just mentioned, there are […]Apr 08 2021
DARWIN – 22 January 2021
Australia and the United States have been firm allies for over a century, but there’s perhaps no place in the country with closer ties to the US than Darwin.
Thanks to an agreement made by President Barack Obama and former Prime Minister Julia Gillard, US Marines call Darwin home for six months […]Apr 08 2021
SPEECH – While the Government is looking inward and presiding over chaos, the Northern Territory has a bright future, but it still needs a hand
CANBERRA – 24 March 2021
We’re here debating appropriations bills, which are the very lifeblood of Government.
It’s important that we pass these bills so the Government has money to keep our economy ticking over during a very difficult time.
But what has this Government been doing? It’s been presiding over a series of scandals and shambles.
One of […]Apr 08 2021
SPEECH – It’s beyond time for the NAIF to start spending – and Northern Territory input is essential
CANBERRA – 25 March 2021
It is a particular pleasure to speak on this proposed Amendment Bill as it seems the Government has finally started to listening to the good ideas that we on this side of the House have been proposing.
In fact, the proposed Bill incorporates changes that we have been calling for the Government […]Apr 08 2021
CANBERRA – 22 MARCH 2021SOPHIE ELLIS, JOURNALIST: You yourself are a veteran and you come from a military family. Were you aware of the services available to veterans and how to access them? As you were growing up, after you left the ADF particularly, was that something that was of easy access and knowledge to […]Apr 08 2021
CANBERRA – 22 March 2021
Veteran Heston Russell said it very well this morning at the rally for a royal commission into veteran and Defence Force suicide.
He said a royal commission is about accountability, recognition, and respect.
It’s time to be accountable to the countless people who’ve felt they had no other option than to take their […]Apr 08 2021
CANBERRA – 18 March 2021
Australia is an island nation rich in resources and ingenuity.
We’re a trading nation.
Trade has been the cornerstone of our national prosperity.
Since the early 1980s, those on this side of the House have been in favour of free trade.
But trade is inherently political; it’s naïve to pretend that it’s not.
We’ve experienced this […]Apr 08 2021
CANBERRA – Monday 15 March 2021
I am pleased to rise today to speak on this motion.
I welcome this opportunity to share the experience of the Northern Territory, and specifically my home of Darwin and Palmerston, with the gas industry.
Darwin is the home to important facilities for the massive and lucrative Inpex Ichthys LNG project.
It […]Apr 08 2021
CANBERRA – Monday, 15 March 2021
Thank you, Mr Deputy Speaker.
This past 12 months has been one of the toughest years in living memory for Australians.
It’s the worst recession we’ve faced in many decades.
Since the JobKeeper subsidy was introduced a year ago, almost four million workers employed by more than one million businesses have received more […]Apr 08 2021