Senate Estimates – Myanmar Coup

Addressing the military coup in Myanmar remains one of my top priorities and I’m committed to ensuring the Australian Government’s response reflects the seriousness of the situation. A Senate Estimates hearing was an important opportunity to raise issues and questions with Foreign Minister Marise Payne and her officials from the Department of Foreign Affairs and…

Senate Estimates – Kimberley Tax Scam

Estimates hearings are a chance for Senate Committees to ask questions about how the Government is spending taxpayers’ money. I asked an Australian Tax Office representative for an update on a tax scam that affected WA’s Kimberley. It’s alleged more than $20 million was falsely claimed through the scam, which was first brought to my…

Adjournment Speech – Myanmar Coup

The fight to restore democracy in Myanmar will not be in vain. A petition against the military coup, signed by hundreds of affected people, has been given voice in the Australian Parliament. Speaking in the Senate, I assured the people of Myanmar – and Burmese communities here and around the world – that we share…