• Tuesday, 27 September 2022


    The CIS has been fond of pointing out that recent years have been a tough time for fiscal conservatives across the globe.

    My side of politics has long believed that a strong economy demands lower tax rates, balanced budgets, spending growth restraint and containment of inflation and interest rates.

    There is no greater killer of aspiration, enterprise and personal r...

  • Friday, 29 July 2022

    Thank you Mr Speaker. Mr Speaker, when the UK Prime Minister Harold Macmillan was asked about the greatest challenge for a leader, he replied: ‘Events, dear boy, events’.

    The world is facing substantial economic and geopolitical events and challenges.

    For the best part of three years, global events have thrown curve balls and continual challenges at Governments.

    But for thi...

  • Tuesday, 08 March 2022

    This week, Australians are cheering on our athletes in green and gold at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, and what a magnificent job they're doing. It's a great honour that from my electorate we have two representatives at the games: Ellen Ryan from Goulburn, competing in the lawn bowls, and Josh Azzopardi from Camden, competing in the men's 4 x 100 track relay.

    Ellen Ryan knows the...

  • Thursday, 18 February 2021

    I rise today to support local mining jobs in my electorate—mining jobs that are at risk. In the north of my electorate, the Tahmoor coking coal mine operates just near the small village of Tahmoor, selling as an essential supplier to the BlueScope steel mill down at Port Kembla. Tahmoor Coal is one of the biggest local employers in the Wollondilly shire, with 60 to 70 per cent of its employees...

  • Wednesday, 05 February 2020

    Mr TAYLOR (Hume—Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction) (16:01):  By 19 December, fires had been working their way through my electorate for many days. They had got to Orangeville, near Camden. Whilst there hadn't been any major tragedies, there had been serious damage and we knew there was more that would happen.

    By midday on 19 December I was in my electorate office, and I receive...