Speech: THE CONGESTION CHALLENGE: MORE INFRASTRUCTURE AND STRONGER POPULATION PLANNING TO GET BETTER CITIES

MENZIES RESEARCH CENTRE MELBOURNE, 9 OCTOBER 2018 A little over a month ago, Prime Minister Morrison created a new portfolio which merged population policy with urban infrastructure and cities policy. It made a lot of sense to combine these three areas as they are so interconnected. Population growth, for example, is the major reason for…

Statement on countering violent extremism

PARLIAMENT HOUSE, Canberra: The Prime Minister eloquently began his national security statement last week in the following way: When innocent people are dying at the hands of violent extremists, no matter where in the world this is happening, hard questions are asked of societies like our own—hard questions for which there are no easy answers.…

Ice in Knox

PARLIAMENT HOUSE, Canberra: Australia is in the midst of an ice epidemic. Every state and local government is affected, with the devastating effects of ice destroying young people and families across the country. Unfortunately the Knox municipality, which coincides broadly with the boundaries of my electorate of Aston, is not immune. In fact Knox has…

University funding

PARLIAMENT HOUSE, Canberra:Mr Speaker, may I congratulate you on your election to this high office. Labor are experts at peddling false information about the government’s policies. As we know, they will suggest that we have cut things when we have in fact increased the funding. They peddle misinformation in relation to our industrial relations policy.…

Monash Freeway congestion

PARLIAMENT HOUSE, Canberra: There are two key arterials which residents from my electorate use: the eastern and the Monash. Everybody knows our commitment to building the East West Link to take pressure off the Eastern Freeway and provide an alternative across the city, but today I would like to discuss the Monash Freeway. As Sir…