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Speeches

The Nuclear Opportunity (The Sydney Institute, 7 April 2015)

In Australia the nuclear debate has generally occurred on three fronts. They are the scientific, economic and political dimensions. Discussion of Australia’s place in the nuclear industry has been in hibernation since the Switskowski report of a decade or so ago when a change in government stopped progress in its tracks. However the South Australian […]

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Fisheries Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2012 (second reading speech)

Senator Edwards (South Australia) (13/03/13) (18:25): I rise to speak to the Fisheries Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2012, which amends the Fisheries Management Act 1991. The fishing industry, like so many other primary industries in this country, is vital to Australia’s productivity, and it is an industry that the Gillard Labor government has neglected […]

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Wind Farms (adjournment speech)

Senator EDWARDS (South Australia) (21/08/12) (20:53): Mr President, I seek leave to speak for 20 minutes. I doubt I will be done in that time. The PRESIDENT: There being no objection, leave is granted for 20 minutes. Senator EDWARDS: It seems our moons are in alignment between Victoria and South Australia, Senator Madigan, because I […]

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Minerals Resource Rent Tax Bill 2011 (second reading speech)

Senator EDWARDS (South Australia) (16/03/12) (12:52): I cannot begin without just passing some comment on the latter part of Senator Stephen’s discussion of the bills before us. If you apply that royalty as an analogy, then the owners of that wonderful thoroughbred, Black Caviar, should look out, because with 19 wins under its belt it […]

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