Senator for Victoria

Speeches

01 December, 2015
Speech: proposal for online wagering reform
Pic source: dss.gov.au Senator McKENZIE (Victoria) (22:26): The digital age was supposed to make our lives easier and, to a large extent, it has. But, as we can plainly see, changing landscapes require new rules because our old rules do not fit the current scene any longer. Wagering is a perfect e... Read more
01 December, 2015
Speech: fixing Labor's costly education mess
Pic source: acci.asn.au Senator McKENZIE (Victoria) (13:11): The Education and Employment Legislation Committee, which I chair, yesterday tabled its report on the Higher Education Support Amendment (VET FEE-HELP Reform) Bill 2015. I am incredibly proud of Minister Birmingham's and Minister Hartsuy... Read more
01 December, 2015
Speech: Senator's bill seeks stronger commitment by ABC to regional communities
Pic source: ABC Radio Australia Senator McKENZIE: The Australian Broadcasting Corporation Amendment (Rural and Regional Advocacy) Bill 2015 seeks to clarify the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's (ABC) mandate in its role as a public broadcaster. In particular, the Bill implements guiding pri... Read more
30 November, 2015
Speech: bill ensuring provision of world-class international education
Pic source: go8.edu.au Senator McKENZIE (Victoria) (12:03): I rise to speak in support of the government's Education Services for Overseas Students Amendment (Streamlining Regulation) Bill 2015. We have over 2½ million international students studying in our great country. It is, as Senator ... Read more
12 November, 2015
Speech: Labor no credibility when comes to economy, jobs
Pic source: businessfoundations.com.au Senator McKENZIE (Victoria) (17:09): I rise this afternoon to contribute to another senseless debate of legacy weeping by the Labor Party as they look over their failed tenure as the government of this country and their lack of investment and foresight and as... Read more
09 November, 2015
Speech: government moves to have overseas graduates repay outstanding HELP debts
Senator McKENZIE (Victoria) (19:39): It gives me great pleasure as the Chair of the Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee to stand here and speak to the government delivering on the Senate doing its work. That is what is so exciting as a chair of a Senate committee—when we wor... Read more
09 November, 2015
Speech: FTA with China passes parliament
Senator McKENZIE (Victoria) (13:24): I too rise to put on record my views, my support and my praise for the Minister for Trade and Investment, Andrew Robb, for delivering, in race week, the trifecta of free trade agreements into the Senate. I thank the Labor Party for getting behind regional jobs... Read more
15 October, 2015
Speech: Greens hollow `principles' lack cred in Polwarth
Pic source: www.mixx1063.com.au Senator McKENZIE (Victoria) (18:22): I rise to speak to the report of the Environment and Communications References Committee on the regulation of the fin-fish aquaculture industry in Tasmania. I note Greens Senator Whish-Wilson's dissenting report and, in particu... Read more
15 October, 2015
Speech: Regional Australia ideal for start-ups, innovation
Pic source: techworld.com.au Senator McKENZIE (Victoria) (18:32): I am incredibly pleased with our government's enlightened approach to innovation and look forward to contributing to facilitate a variety of policy directions for technology and regional Australia. Contrary to the belief that poli... Read more
15 October, 2015
Speech: Labor, Greens must back VET reforms in interest of students
Pic source: coag.gov.au Senator McKENZIE (Victoria) (16:14): I rise today as Deputy Chair of the Education and Employment References Committee to speak on its report Getting our money's worth: the operation, regulation and funding of private vocational education and training (VET) providers in Aus... Read more
12 October, 2015
Speech: Labor clueless about regional business
Pic source: Liberal Party Senator McKENZIE (Victoria) (16:56): I also rise today to speak on the matter of public importance—and it is a matter of public importance, especially for those of us out in regional Australia—about regional jobs. This is about how we can actually get more you... Read more
16 September, 2015
Speech - Fair Work Amendment Bill 2014
Pic source: employment.gov.au Senator McKENZIE (Victoria) (11:08): Indeed, it gives me great pleasure to rise and speak on the Fair Work Amendment Bill 2014. Here we are, once again in this chamber trying so desperately to implement the recommendations of the previous government's employment mi... Read more
14 September, 2015
Speech - Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Bilateral Agreement Implementation) Bill 2014
Pic source: environment.gov.au Senator McKENZIE (Victoria) (13:11): It gives me great pleasure to continue my remarks on this particular piece of legislation, which I began remarking on just over a year ago. I make it very, very clear that we are not sacrificing environmental standards; I want to ... Read more
09 September, 2015
Speech - preparing young people for the workforce
Pic source: studentedge.com.au Senator McKENZIE (Victoria) (12:15): I too rise to speak to the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Youth Employment and Other Measures) Bill 2015. All of us come here to build a better future for our nation, for our families and our communities. Addressing the sc... Read more
09 September, 2015
Speech - Water Amendment Bill 2015
Pic source: water.gov.au Senator McKENZIE (Victoria) (19:00): It gives me great satisfaction to commend this particular bill, the Water Amendment Bill 2015, to the Senate. I do thank those opposite and the Labor Party for supporting its passage through the other place. Senator Kim Carr: Why ar... Read more
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