Speeches in parliament

Why we should not be forced to wear bike helmets

Only three countries in the world, including Australia, have mandatory bike helmet laws for adults. Liberal Democrats Senator David Leyonhjelm explains the case for abolishing these laws.

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We oppose the Narcotic Drugs Legislation Amendment Bill

The bill allows the Government to withhold information used against someone who is seeking a licence to produce or research medicinal marijuana, even when that information is not ‘sensitive law enforcement information’.

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No race-based uni support – Senator Leyonhjelm

Liberal Democrats senator David Leyonhjelm says schemes to help university students should be based on need, not race. The disadvantage suffered by Aboriginal Australians continues to be Australia’s greatest policy failure but throwing money at the problem is not the

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Stop taking away our liberties

Senator Leyonhjelm takes on the Attorney General, George Brandis, about further encroachments on our liberties created by the Counter terrorism legislation amendment bill 2016

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Senator Leyonhjelm opposes the counter terrorism legislation amendment bill

The bill unjustifiably expands the power of the Government to hold people without charge. We deserve better.

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“I am the only Senator who has supported legalising same sex marriage at every opportunity.”

Senator Leyonhjelm will support the government’s plebiscite because he is confident that it will lead to same sex marriage within a matter of months.

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Leyonhjelm to Cormann: stay out of our super

Liberal Democrats Senator Leyonhjelm challenges the Finance Minister to assure us he will keep his hand out of superannuation’ cookie jar

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Leyonhjelm keeps up the pressure on super

Liberal Democrats Senator David Leyonhjelm is keeping up the pressure on the Government on superannuation. The revised superannuation plan was hailed as a great improvement, but will actually grab more than $3 billion from retirees by 2020.

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Lockout changes are not good enough: Leyonhjelm

Former chair of the Nanny State Inquiry Senator Leyonhjelm says even if they are amended, the Sydney lockout laws are illogical: “Why can’t Sydneysiders be trusted to stay out past 2 am? Is there something in the water that means

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Explain your positions on taxation: Leyonhjelm

Liberal Democrats Senator Leyonhjelm asks fellow senators to explain their illogical and dangerous approaches to spending and taxation.

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