End is nigh for live animal export trade

Wednesday, 05 December 2018 10:55

The problem with this place is that we are playing games when everyone here knows that there is majority support for the change that needs to be made. This industry is coming to an end. It is a doomed industry, it's a deeply flawed industry and it is coming to an end. The responsible thing to do for farmers and truck drivers and people on the land is to manage that transition and support those people.

Mr Wilson (7:22pm) — In the time that remains, I want to say some pretty clear and simple things about the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Housing Affordability) Bill 2017. It's not impressive in itself. I don't think there's much evidence that it's going to do anything to address homelessness or help people at risk of homelessness in this country. It points to the glaring absence of policy and program action by the government in this space.

Environmental protection and transport clarity

Wednesday, 07 November 2018 17:33
I congratulate the WA Labor Government for acting to remove Roe 8 from the Metropolitan Regional Scheme (MRS).
 
This long-awaited move will help secure the environmental protection of a rare and precious wetland.

Alcoa workers' strike

Monday, 17 September 2018 19:10

Mr Wilson (7:10pm) — I'm very glad to speak on this motion, because the unacceptable situation being endured by 1,600 Alcoa workers in Western Australia is a big issue in my part of the world. It speaks to an issue of national importance, and it speaks to the need to change the rules.

Trade agreements need much more scrutiny

Thursday, 13 September 2018 13:17

Mr Wilson (1:17pm) — I speak in support of the amendment to the Customs Amendment (Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership Implementation) Bill 2018. The TPP-11 is not a great trade agreement, certainly not from Australia's point of view. If you want to understand why it's not a great deal, you only need to look at the process; it was badly done.

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