Dean Smith

In Parliament

  • QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE Asylum Seekers

    November 27, 2012

    I was going to begin on a very positive note and share with the Senate the contribution that the Leader of the Liberal Party and of the coalition set out this morning at our regular party meeting. But, before I do that, let me make this very clear response...

  • QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE Asylum Seekers

    November 22, 2012

    I also rise to take note of answers to questions asked by Senator Cash. Senator Crossin's contribution to this debate was in part correct: the world has most definitely changed. We have moved from a border protection policy that was well managed and...

  • BILLS Dental Benefits Amendment Bill 2012

    November 22, 2012

    I rise also to speak on the government's Dental Benefits Amendment Bill 2012. This is an important piece of legislation that aims to tackle some serious problems in relation to dental health. Unfortunately, the way the government has gone about it means that...

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