ADJOURNMENT – Lady Phyllis Cilento

I rise this evening to speak about the legacy of a remarkable woman, Lady Phyllis Cilento. Lady Cilento belonged to one of Australia’s most prominent families. She had a long history of public service. She was a household name in Brisbane—indeed, across...

ADJOURNMENT – Outback Queensland Tourism, Shark Attacks

We are blessed in so many ways in my home state of Queensland. It’s a great big state, a vast expanse of a state. It has a cornucopia of marvels across it. We are the Sunshine state. We are where tourists go. I don’t believe there is a better state in this...

ADJOURNMENT – Mrs Joyce Newton OAM

There is a small town up in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. It’s on the slopes and the hills of the Blackall Range. It’s guarded to the south by the Glass House Mountains. It’s called Maleny. It’s one of those changing rural towns. Forty years...

MPI: Turnbull Government

Senator McGRATH: I would like to pay tribute to Senator Cormann for calling out Labor on its policy position. Senator Cormann is someone—and people in this chamber may not know this—who, when the Berlin Wall was falling, drove with some university friends across to...

ADJOURNMENT: Colonel David Jamison AM

Senator McGRATH: Many people and many organisations assist those who have served and those who are serving in the defence of our country, and their families. One organisation that I’ve had a bit to do with is the Defence Force Welfare Association. On Monday,...