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Award Wages & Penalty Rates: Backwards Economics

I rise to speak on the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Take-Home Pay) Bill 2017. This Bill would prevent the Fair Work Commission from ever reducing any award wage, penalty rate or casual loading. This is backwards economics and would cost

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Red Tape in the Alcohol Industry

The retail liquor industry employs 47,800 people. It supports thousands of small businesses which annually contribute over $17 billion in sales activity and $5.1 billion in various taxes to government. Unfortunately we learnt that across Australia there are no less

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Labor keeps low and middle income families poor

It takes a lot of gall for Labor to propose this debate about low and middle income Australians continuing to lose out under the Turnbull Government.

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Legalising Cannabis for Medicinal and Recreational Use

David speaking about legalising cannabis at the Enough is Enough campaign at Parliament House

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Organised Crime Amendment

The government is introducing a security bill to reduce organised crime. Within this bill was a liberty-destroying provision that prevented airports from employing FORMER criminals (those who have served their time), or those who hang out with motorcycle groups (who

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The Tax Office want to be above the law

The Multinational Tax Avoidance debate is multi-faceted. In this video, I discuss how the ATO is trying to prevent multinationals from having access to the courts for 12 months, which is a gross violation of the rule of law.

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A mature debate between Senators

An interesting exchange between Senator Leyonhjelm and Senator Hanson-Young. Senator Leyonhjelm argues that wealthy families should not have their childcare subsidised by poorer families. Senator Hanson-Young accuses David of being a privileged white middle-aged man.

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David’s speech on childcare – saving taxpayers $100m

David explains why he does not like the Government’s new childcare reform bill, adding that childcare, for all its benefits, can also be just another form of middle-class welfare.

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David Leyonhjelm on foreign donations to political parties

David Leyonhjelm delivers a speech to the Senate on 22 March 2017 opposing calls to prohibit foreign donations to political parties in Australia.

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