Full Name: Anthony Albanese.
Title: Member of Parliament.
Electorate: Grayndler.
Political Party: Australian Labor Party
Entered House: 1996-03-02
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They'll destroy the weekend!
2021-06-24

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This government and this Prime Minister had two key jobs in 2021 to roll out the vaccine effectively and to fix national quarantine and both of them have been botched. They've been botched as a result of the complacency and arrogance of this government a government that's been too busy patting itself on the back saying that we're at the front of the queue and a government that has missed...
2021-06-24

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on indulgence—I join with the government in wishing all of our athletes all the best in Tokyo. It's been a particularly tough time for people in sporting communities with the uncertainty that's been created due to COVID particularly around international events. I wish the Japanese government all the best as well in hosting the games and we look forward to watching on our screens. My...
2021-06-24

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on indulgence—I join with the Minister for Veterans' Affairs in paying tribute to all those brave men and women who serve us in uniform. I pay tribute to the sacrifice that they make—including the sacrifice that members of this chamber have made in the past—and I commit along with every member of this parliament to ensuring that we do better in looking after veterans when...
2021-06-24

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My question is to the Prime Minister. This week members of the government in both the Senate and the House moved amendments to a bill which directly contradict a decision of cabinet on the Murray-Darling Basin Plan. Isn't the only way to ensure implementation of the plan for the Prime Minister to take the water portfolio away from the National Party and will he do so when he reshuffles...
2021-06-24

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My question is to the Prime Minister. Yesterday the government tabled a new vaccine rollout document that does not include a single target and instead refers to 'horizons'. The government has not met a single one of its vaccine targets and the rollout is months behind. Is that why the government has now given up on vaccine targets and is talking about horizons? Does the Prime Minister accept...
2021-06-24

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I do absolutely Mr Speaker. This is a serious question about a change in definition away from targets to horizons which the government has announced. He should address it and not just sledge.
2021-06-24

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On that basis a different question perhaps. My question is addressed to the Prime Minister. The New South Wales COVID outbreak has grown to nearly 40 cases. There is community transition of highly infectious COVID variants in three states. The New South Wales Premier says 'Until the vast majority of our population is vaccinated these threats will be real and ongoing.' When will the Prime...
2021-06-24

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Occasionally in this place more so than others you have a great privilege. I had that earlier today in meeting Craig Kevin and Joanna who are with us in the gallery now. They have all contracted silicosis. They have all worked—in Kevin's case for 28 years—at the one company walking around the site and thinking they were okay and safe. Craig worked at the same Victorian...
2021-06-24

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I was certainly responding to the comments from the member for Nicholls. That shouldn't have been allowed to let stand unresponded to by this side of the House. It's important that we indicate what the basis of the motion moved by the Manager of Opposition Business was. It was about democratic forums. This debate is about whether this parliament functions effectively and whether this...
2021-06-24

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I certainly know from the Manager of Opposition Business that it was not a reflection on the chair or your capacity—which is recognised by all members in terms of the decision that he made. He made that and made it clear to enable debate in this chamber of amendments that the member for Nicholls said he wanted to have debated and voted upon. If the member for Nicholls is now saying...