Dean Smith

In Parliament

  • ADJOURNMENT Labor Party

    December 03, 2014

    We are now into the first week of December, and this is our final scheduled parliamentary sitting week for 2014. If you look around the building, you will see Christmas trees and lights decorating some offices, and no doubt there are Christmas functions...

  • MATTERS OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE Abbott Government

    December 03, 2014

    Can I also share festive greetings with Senator McGrath and others in the chamber.


    We have been having a debate this afternoon about so-called barnacles and so-called broken promises. But let us be clear: what we have heard are carping and...

  • BILLS Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill 2014 Second Reading

    December 01, 2014

    I welcome the opportunity to participate in this debate about the future of higher education in this country, because the fact of the matter is that we can do better than we have been doing. But it is going to take a change of mindset. One of the curious...

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