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Speech on Teacher Workloads

September 16, 2021

16 September, 2021 Our state education system is underfunded and overburdened, and the care and commitment of our teachers is the only thing holding it together. During estimates, I asked Education Queensland what its plans were to fully fund Queensland’s state schools and how this would impact...

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Question about Emergency Staffing

September 15, 2021

Question without Notice to the Minister for Health, 15 September, 2021 Amy MacMahon: This week the Auditor-General’s report showed that emergency department wait times have steadily increased over the last seven years under this government, with no transparent reporting about available beds or staffing. Beyond the government’s...

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Speech on Voluntary Assisted Dying

September 14, 2021

14 September, 2021 I rise to speak in support of this legislation to allow voluntary assisted dying in Queensland. These laws before us today are the result of hard work and advocacy by so many people over many years, and I want to take...

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