Federal Member for Kingston

Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Education and Development

Shadow Minister for Youth

Fighting For Us

Speeches in Parliament

Previous Speeches in Parliament

  • Water Amendment Bill 2012 29 October 2012
  • Push to Index Pensions for British Expatriates Living in Australia 29 October 2012
  • HESA 10 October 2012
  • World Sight Day 10 October 2012
  • Dental Benefits Bill 9 October 2012
  • Adjournment- Nurses 19 September 2012
  • MPI- Government Spending 19 September 2012
  • Not-for-profit legislation 17 September 2012
  • Local Paralympians 17 September 2012
  • Amanda delivers for the South- local project completions 11 September 2012
  • Mining and Taxation Policies 23 August 2012
  • Education Funding 21 August 2012
  • Locations of Phone Towers in Southern Adelaide 20 August 2012
  • Maslin Beach (council infrastructure) 15 August 2012
  • Anti-Dumping Legislation 15 August 2012
  • Education and Employment Committee Work Wanted Report 28 June 2012
  • Britsh Commonwealth Occupation Force 27 June 2012
  • PMM- Shop Trading Hours 25 June 2012
  • PMM- Domestic Violence (Debate) 25 June 2012
  • PMM- Domestic Violence 25 June 2012
  • Education and Employment Committee: Better Work Life Balance Report 25 June 2012
  • National Water Commission Bill 21 June 2012
  • Mental Health and Southern Adelaide 19 June 2012
  • Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Bills18 June 2012
  • PMM- Olive Oil Standards 18 June 2012
  • PMM- Autism Spectrum Disorders 28 May 2012
  • Shipping Reform Bills 28 May 2012
  • Community Infrastructure in Southern Adelaide 24 May 2012
  • Federal Budget 2012-13 23 May 2012
  • Skills Australia Bill 23 May 2012
  • Health Initiatives in Southern Adelaide 9 May 2012
  • World's Greatest Shave - Hackham West School 21 March 2012
  • Mining 20 March 2012
  • Anniversary of the Japan Disaster 14 March 2012
  • Smith Family: Learning for Life Program 14 March 2012
  • Road Safety Remunerations Bill 13 March 2012
  • Vocational Education and Training 28 Feb 2012
  • Customs Anti Dumping Bill 28 Feb 2012
  • Building and Construction Industry Improvement Amendment 15 February 2012
  • Manufacturing 15 February 2012
  • PMM - Sexualisation of Children 13 February 2012
  • Plan to Introduce Car Parking Fees at Marion Shopping Centre 13 February 2012
  • Local Sporting Champions 8 February 2012
  • Condolence Motion: Peter Veness 8 February 2012
  • Minerals Resource Rent Tax 22 Novemeber 2011
  • Water Conservation in Southern Adelaide 22 November 2011
  • PMB: Burn Injury Prevention 21 November 2011
  • PMB: Tuberculosis 21 November 2011
  • Australian Renewable Energy Agency Bill 2 Novemeber 2011
  • Learn, Earn, Legend 2 November 2011
  • Education and Employment Committee Tabling Statement 1November 2011
  • Work Health and Safety Bill 2011 13 October 2011
  • Taxation Reform 12 October 2011
  • Clean Energy Bills 2011 (Consideration in Detail) 11 October 2011
  • South Adelaide Panthers 21 September 2011
  • Clean Energy Future Package Bills 20 September 2011
  • Grievance Debate- Workplace Relations 19 September 2011
  • PMM- Surf Lifesavers 19 September 2011
  • Southern Expressway 25 August 2011
  • Noarlunga Hospital Parking 24 August 2011
  • National Health Reform Amendment (National Performance Authority) Bill 2011 16 August 2011
  • Statement by Education and Employment Committee- Schools Assistance Amendment Bill 2011 16 August 2011
  • Social Security Amendment Bill 6 July 2011
  • Cyber Safety Commitee Report 6 July 2011
  • Private Members Business- Plain Packaging of Tobacco 4 July 2011
  • McLaren Vale RSL and Naval Association Beachvale Subsection 23 June 2011
  • MPI- Prime Minister Julia Gillard's leadership 23 June 2011
  • Higher Education Support Amendment 22 June 2011
  • Product Stewardship Bill 22 June 2011
  • National Consumer Credit Protection Amendment 22 June 2011
  • Private Members's Business- Australian Building and Construction Commission 20 June 2011
  • Sammy D Foundation 14 June 2011
  • Financial Counsellors 2 June 2011
  • SA Innovatin and Investment Fund 25 May 2011
  • Appropriations Bill 25 May 2011
  • Private Members Motion: Early Onset Dementia 23 May 2011
  • Statement on Education and Employment Committee's Mental Ill Health Inquiry 23 May 2011
  • Tabling of Education and Employment Committee's Report into Teacher Librarians 23 May 2011
  • Southern Football League 12 May 2011
  • Customs Amendment Bill 11 May 2011
  • Social Security Legislation Amendment Report 11 May 2011
  • Corporations Amendment Bill 11 May 2011
  • Families, Housing, Community Servies and Indigenous Affairs (Election Committments and Other Measures) 22 March 2011
  • Manufacturing in Kingston 22 March 2011
  • Japan Disaster 22 March 2011
  • Building the Education Revolution 2 March 2011
  • National Broadband Network 28 February 2011
  • Water Efficiency Labelling Scheme 24 February 2011
  • Fees on Aldinga Beach 22 February 2011
  • Health Care in Southern Adelaide 21 February 2011
  • Education and Employment Committee Report 21 Februayr 2011
  • Murray Darling Basin Private Members Motion 21 February 2011
  • Southern Suburbs Volunteer Service Awards 24 November 2010
  • Federal Financial Relations Amendment 24 November 2010
  • South Coast Local Service Area Essay Competition 17 November 2010
  • Education and Employment Committee Report 15 November 2010
  • Ministerial Statement on Afghanistan 15 November 2010
  • MPI- Economy 27 October 2010
  • Road Infrastructure In Kingston 26 October 2010
  • Juvenille Diabetes Research Foundation 21 October 2010
  • Address-In-Reply 20 October 2010
  • McLaren Vale Regional Awards 19 October 2010
  • Food Labelling 18 October 2010
  • Reynella Neighbourhood Centre 30 September 2010
  • Kingston Electorate Water 15 June 2010
  • Lieutenant Olive Weston 13 May 2010
  • Flexible Participation Requirements for Carers 12 May 2010
  • Health and Ageing Report 18 March 2010
  • Australian Research Council Ammendment Bill 2010 17 March 2010
  • Maternal and Child Health in Papua New Guinea 15 March 2010
  • Smith Family's Learning for Life Scholarships 15 March 2010
  • Road Safety in Kingston 11 March 2010
  • Kingston's Christmas Volunteers 11 March 2010
  • Kingston Electorate - Volunteer Organisations 11 February 2010
  • Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2009-2010 and Appropriation Bill (No. 4) 2009-2010 10 February 2010
  • Climate Change 10 February 2010
  • Sexualisation of Girls in the Media 8 February 2010
  • Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) 8 February 2010
  • Matters of Public Importance - Taxation 3 February 2010
  • Health Insurance Amendment (New Zealand Overseas Trained Doctors) Bill 29 November 2009
  • Bankruptcy Legislation Amendment Bill 2009 26 November 2009
  • Water and Environmental Programs 25 November 2009
  • Australian Centre For Renewable Energy Bill 2009 25 November 2009
  • Treating Impotency Report 24 November 2009
  • Defence Force Cadets 24 November 2009
  • White Ribbon Day 23 November 2009
  • National Green Corps 18 November 2009
  • Remembering Forgotten Australians 16 November 2009
  • Broadband in the South 27 October 2009
  • McLaren Vale Region 19 October 2009
  • Hallett Cove Preschool 19 October 2009
  • Australian National Preventive Health Agency Bill 2009 19 October 2009
  • National Broadband Network Measures 10 September 2009
  • Unfair administrative fees for cash bill payment 7 September 2009
  • Celebrating volunteers in the South 7 September 2009
  • Automotive Transformation Scheme Bill 2009 20 August 2009
  • South Australian Living Arts (SALA) Festival 18 August 2009
  • Higher Education Support Amendment (2009 Budget Measures) Bill 2009 18 August 2009
  • Renewable Energy (Electricity) Amendment Bill 2009 17 August 2009
  • Soccer in Kingston 12 August 2009
  • National Greenhouse & Energy Reporting Amendment Bill 2009 11 August 2009
  • Weighing it up 24 June 2009
  • Community Cabinet 18 June 2009
  • 2009-10 Budget - Sustainable Pension Reform 17 June 2009
  • Constituency Statement - Terry Semmens 16 June 2009
  • 2009-10 Budget - Rail Extension to Seaford 16 June 2009
  • Private Members Business - Urban Planning 15 June 2009
  • Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Bill 2009 3 June 2009
  • South Adelaide Football Club's Southern Man Made Program 2 June 2009
  • Nation Building Program (National Land Transport) Amendment Bill 2009 28 May 2009
  • 2009-10 Nation Building Budget 27 May 2009
  • Rail Investment in Kingston 26 May 2009
  • Health Workforce Australia Bill 2009 26 May 2009
  • Commuications Committee Report 25 May 2009
  • Victorian Bushfire Tragedy 14 May 2009
  • Fuel Quality Standards Amendment Bill 2009 14 May 2009
  • Social Security Legislation Amendment (Improved Support for Carers) Bill 2009 13 May 2009
  • Importance of Primary Production in Kingston 19 March 2009
  • Adjournment - Wine Industry 4 December 2008
  • Industry, Science and Innovation Committee Report 3 December 2008
  • Fair Work Bill 2 December 2008
  • Nation Building Funds Bill 2008 1 December 2008
  • Constituency Statement - Remembrance Day 13 November 2008
  • Adjournment - Rail Transport 12 November 2008
  • Economic Security Strategy Bill 2008 12 November 2008
  • National Rental Affordability Scheme Bill 2008 22 October 2008
  • Water Amendment Bill 2008 14 October 2008
  • Safe Work Australia Bill 2008 22 September 2008
  • Private Members Business - Credit Cards 22 September 2008
  • Adjournment - Surf Lifesaving 22 September 2008
  • Adjournment - Kingston Electorate17 September 2008
  • Constituency Statement - Feet on the Street 18 September 2008
  • Private Members' Business - United Kingdom Pension 15 September 2008
  • Grievance Debate - Broadband 15 September 2008
  • Adjournment - Kingston Electorate: Public Transport September 2008
  • Constituency Statements - Kingston Electorate: Food Barn 3 September 2008
  • Great Barrier Reef Marine Park And Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2008 - 26 June 2008
    Second Reading
  • Statements By Members 23 June 2008
    Kingston Electorate: Hackham West Community Centre
  • Dental Benefits Bill 2008 16 June 2008
    Dental Benefits (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2008
    Second Reading
  • Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2008-2009 16 June 2008
  • Private Members’ Business 16 June 2008
    Mental Health Services
  • Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care Budget And Other Measures) Bill 2008 4 July 2008 Second Reading
  • First Home Saver Accounts Bill 2008 2 June 2008
    Income Tax (First Home Saver Accounts Misuse Tax) Bill 2008
    First Home Saver Accounts (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2008
    Second Reading
  • Health Insurance Amendment (90 Day Pay Doctor Cheque Scheme) Bill 2008 28 May 2008
  • Appropriation Bill (No 1) 28 May 2008
  • Adjournment - Kingston 2020 Summit 26 May 2008
  • Statement by Member - Aldinga Aero Club 15 May 2008
  • Willunga Fire 19 March 2008
  • Mary Mildred Molly 17 March 2008
  • Bill - Transition to forward with fairness 13 March 2008
  • Adjournment - Cancer Support groups 12 March 2008
  • Matters Of Public Importance - Health Services 12 March 2008
  • Adelaide Icicle Magic 20 February 2008
  • Amanda's First Speech 18 February 2008
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