Speeches in parliament

Mandatory sentencing is an attack on our civil society

Senator Leyonhjelm voices his opposition to the Criminal Code Amendment (Firearms Trafficking) Bill 2016, which seeks to introduce mandatory minimum sentences for firearms trafficking.

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Imprisonment without trial

The Criminal Code Amendment (High Risk Terrorist Offenders) Bill 2016 is a fundamental assault on a basic human right.

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South Australia needs an intervention.

If the South Australia Government was a person, it would be an obese 40-year-old man with awful body odour who lives with his mother, refuses to work, and plays X-box all day. He pauses only to demand more cheesels and

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Leyonhjelm on the ABCC Bill

Senator Leyonhjelm explains his position on the Australian Building and Construction Commission.

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Scrap the backpacker tax

With their backpacker tax bills, the Liberal and National parties are raising revenue, discouraging backpackers to the detriment of Australians, and doing the bidding of the unions.

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Freedom of speech is the paramount freedom

Senator Leyonhjelm speaks in support of his Bill to repeal Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act. The government has provided no good reason for why we need S18C of the Racial Discrimination Act. It is misdirected law, ineffective and

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The major parties should keep their grubby paws off our super

Senator Leyonhjelm argues that taxes on superannuation contributions and earnings should be zero, and that taxes on consumption are far better than taxes on income.

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Senator Leyonhjelm moves a disallowance motion to repeal the Adler import ban

The Firearms Section in the Attorney Generals Department has had an agenda of incremental restrictions on firearms for over a decade. Semi-automatic pistols, pump action rifles, lever action shotguns and lever action rifles are on their list.

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