201205.09

MPI – Federal Budget

Mr BILLSON (Dunkley) (16:35): Madam Deputy Speaker, I am wondering if you can help me find this budget. We have had two speakers from Labor supposed to be talking about the government’s ability or otherwise to properly manage the budget, and it turns out it is like flared pants: it was out of fashion before…

201111.22

Speech – Mining Tax

Mr BILLSON (Dunkley) (11:11): It is a pleasure to discuss these important resource tax bills—the bundle of them that are before the chamber today—and to follow the member for Eden-Monaro claiming some world-class championship performance from the Labor government. He did not actually mention, though, that there have been 300,000 jobs lost in small business…

201111.21

Speech – Plain Tobacco Packaging

Mr BILLSON (Dunkley) (13:26): I support the comments of my colleague, Dr Southcott, the member for Boothby. In his remarks, he touched on the consideration being afforded to businesses, particularly smaller businesses, in the transitional arrangements in the Tobacco Plain Packaging Bill. As Dr Southcott outlined, the coalition has at times been portrayed as not…