Mike’s Speeches in Parliament

Appropriations Bill 2012/2013 – Consideration in detail – Education

Mr SYMON (Deakin) (20th June 2012 10:17): Minister, with regard to funding for education in the budget, I am interested in building on the great work that the federal Labor government has done over the last four budgets. In my electorate of Deakin and also across Australia the federal Labor government has made a significant […]

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Apropriations Bill 2012/2013 – consideration in detail – Mental Health and Ageing

Mr SYMON (Deakin) (19th June 2012 17:55): My question is to the Minister for Mental Health and Ageing in relation to the reforms in the Living Longer Living Better package that I understand provides $3.7 billion over five years for aged care. It is a 10-year program that creates a system which provides older Australians […]

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National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) Bill 2012

Mr SYMON (Deakin) (31st May 2012 12:50): I speak in support of the National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) Bill 2012. This bill supports the government’s price disclosure program, announced on 1 April this year, and it is the government’s price disclosure policy that is helping to keep the PBS sustainable by reducing the price […]

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Adjournment debate – supported disability accomodation

Mr SYMON (Deakin) (29th May 2012 22:13): Last month, on 27 April, I was very fortunate to have a visit from Senator Jan McLucas, Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Carers. She came out to announce a wonderful funding program in my electorate of Deakin. This particular announcement was made under the Supported Accommodation Innovation Fund. […]

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Shipping Reform (Tax Incentives) Bill 2012

Mr SYMON (Deakin) (28th May 2012 15:22): I speak against the amendments moved by the Leader of the Nationals, but I do speak in support of the Shipping Reform (Tax Incentives) Bill 2012, along with the Shipping Registration Amendment (Australian International Shipping Register) Bill 2012, the Coastal Trading (Revitalising Australian Shipping) Bill 2012, the Coastal […]

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Appropriation Bills 2012-2013

Mr SYMON» (Deakin) (12:24 23rd May 2012): I do not support the amendment to these bills moved by the member for North Sydney, but I do speak in support of Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2012-2013, Appropriation Bill (No. 2) 2012-2013, Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 1) 2012-2013, Appropriation Bill (No. 5) 2011-2012 and Appropriation Bill […]

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Adjournment debate – Whitehorse Community Resource Centre

Mr SYMON (Deakin) (16:45): On Monday, 2 April this year I attended the official opening of the Whitehorse Community Resource Centre redevelopment not only in my own capacity as the member for Deakin but also representing the Minister for Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government. The opening was, of course, attended by you, Madam […]

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