Dean Smith

In Parliament

  • COMMITTEES Community Affairs References Committee Report

    October 10, 2012

    I also want to speak on the report of the Community Affairs References Committee into palliative care in Australia. The report is most definitely a timely reminder of the importance of palliative care in the Australian community. There are a number of...

  • QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE Budget, Mining, Building Better Regional Cities Program

    September 20, 2012

    I rise to take note of answers given by Senators Wong and Evans in response to questions by my colleagues Senator Abetz and Senator Cormann. We heard it here first this afternoon when the Leader of the Government in the Senate said, 'There is no black hole.'...

  • BILLS Marriage Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2012

    September 19, 2012

    I rise to add my views to the debate on the Marriage Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2012 and its desire to extend the definition of 'marriage' to include couples in same-sex relationships. My views are my own and have been formed after years of discussion,...

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