SPEECH: Bastille Day 14th July
TRANSCRIPT: Murray Darling Basin Plan - Interview with Sabra Lane ABC AM Radio
Named after the infamous Parisian prison fortress that was invaded by revolutionary forces in the 18th century, Bastille Day commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution.
TRANSCRIPT: Interview with Sky News AM Agenda - Citizenship legislation changes
Irrigators and farming groups have slammed the Wentworth Group of Scientists for its report, suggesting the Murray Darling Basin plan had done little to improve the river's health. Click to read more...
TRANSCRIPT: Labor will oppose the Government's changes to citizenship legislation
Interview on Sky News AM Agenda with David Speers. Click to read more...
SPEECH: Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev Sahib ( Sikh) 16th June 2017
Labor caucus today made a unanimous decision to oppose the Governments changes to Australian citizenship.
TRANSCRIPT: ABC RN WITH FRAN KELLY: Citizenship legislation; foreign donations
I next want to acknowledge the Sikh communities in Australia, who, on 16 June, here and around the world will be commemorating the martyrdom of Arjan Dev Sahib.
TRANSCRIPT: Citizenship changes
Legislation will be introduced into the parliament today to usher in new citizenship laws which the Prime Minister says will be central to our national security.
SPEECH: Shavuot 30th May - 1st June 2017
If Peter Dutton wants Labor to support a change, he should put forward something that is in the interests of national unity. He should stop behaving like a dill demanding that people support a document that has not even been written.
SPEECH: Ascension of Baha’u’llah ( Baha’i) 29th May 2017
On behalf of Labor I want to extend my best wishes to Jewish communities in Australia and around the world for the joyous occasion of Shavuot.
SPEECH: Ramadan (Muslim month of Fasting) 27th May 2017
On behalf of Labor I want to extend my best wishes to the Baha'i community in Australia and around the world in commemoration of the ascension of Baha'u'llah. This day marks the death of Baha'u'llah, the prophet founder of the Baha'i faith.
SPEECH: Dehwah Daymaneh (Mandaean) Birthday of John the Baptist 20th May 2017
On behalf of Labor I want to extend my best wishes to Muslim communities in Australia and around the world, who will soon be observing the holy month of Ramadan.
SPEECH: We Have to Stop Fake Concert Tickets (video)
On behalf of Labor, I want to extend my best wishes to the Mandaean communities in Australia and around the world on the marking of the birthday of John the Baptist. Mandaeism is a 2,000-year-old faith that has its roots in ancient Mesopotamia.
SPEECH: Vesak (Buddhist) 10th May 2017
People have been turning up to concerts with tickets that turn out to be fake, and they get turned away at the gate. We have to do something about this.
TRANSCRIPT: Response to One Nation Four Corners Expose
On behalf of Labor I extend my best wishes to Buddhist communities in Australia and around the world for Vesak.
SPEECH: Ridvan (Baha’i) 20th April-2nd May 2017
We have said from the start that One Nation should be put last on every ballot paper. They are different to other political parties... While you can have arguments back and forth about their individual policies, there is no other political party that, as a core value, sees division of Australia as a starting point.
SPEECH: Easter (one statement for all) 16th April 2017
On behalf of Labor, I extend warm wishes to those celebrating Ridvan. Ridvan is a 12-day festival which celebrates the beginning of the Baha'i faith in 1863.
SPEECH: Vaisakhi – Sikh 14th April 2017
So, whichever date people are observing for the feasts of Holy Week, from Palm Sunday to Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Saturday and ultimately Easter Sunday, on behalf of the Labor Party I wish you, in advance, a very Happy Easter.
SPEECH: Songkran – Thai New Year 13th April 2017
I extend Labor's best wishes to Sikh communities in Australia and around the world celebrating Vaisakhi.
SPEECH: Theravada New Year ( Buddhist) 11th April 2017
I extend Labor's best wishes to everyone celebrating Songkran, Thai new year. Over three days in April, people visit Buddhist temples to perform the ritual of merit making....
SPEECH: Passover 10th April 2017
I extend Labor's best wishes to all Buddhist communities in Australia celebrating Theravada new year.
Jewish communities in Australia and around the world will mark the beginning of an eight-day celebration of Passover, or Pesach, on 10 April this year.