Dr Chris Back - Liberal Senator for Western Australia

Speeches

QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE: TAKE NOTE OF ANSWERS - Capital Gains Tax

February 16, 2017

Senator BACK (Western Australia) (15:08): Well, you have got to the bottom of the barrel, haven't you, when you roll out dear old Senator Cameron? He talks about lies and he talks about being unable to trust, and the first thing that comes to my mind is 'Mediscare'. Remember 'Mediscare'? On 30 June, in the evening, Senator Cameron: a phone call fro... ... Read more »

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DOCUMENTS - Perth Freight Link - Order for the Production of Documents

February 14, 2017

Senator BACK (Western Australia) (13:16): I rise to speak to the motion regarding the extension of the Roe Highway Roe 8 and 9 and support the explanation given by the Minister for Finance, Minister Cormann. For those not familiar with why the words 'Roe 8 and 9' are used, this particular project is part of a very extensive project that had its ori... ... Read more »

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QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE: TAKE NOTE OF ANSWERS - Pauline Hanson's One Nation

February 14, 2017

Senator BACK (Western Australia) (15:22): Well, hypocrisy writ large was in evidence yesterday when Senator Chisholm carried on about One Nation in Queensland and Senator Hanson called him out. Senator Hanson rose to her feet and reminded him that he was the past secretary of a union of which Mr Evan Moorehead is now the secretary. Senator Hanson s... ... Read more »

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MATTERS OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE - Renewable Energy

February 14, 2017

Senator BACK (Western Australia) (16:27): I do not intend to be ridiculed in this place by this gentleman, Senator McKim. When the science suits him, he is all over it like a dirty shirt. But, when it does not suit him, he seeks to ridicule. When it suits him to be talking about Australia only, he has one attitude. When you take the worldwide circu... ... Read more »

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ADJOURNMENT - Azerbaijan: Khojaly Tragedy

February 14, 2017

Senator BACK (Western Australia) (19:20): In two weeks time the people of Azerbaijan will remember the 25th anniversary of what has been one of the more bloody events in their country's history, when more than 600 civilians, including women and children, were killed. It is true that throughout history bad things happen—innocent people are abu... ... Read more »

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MATTERS OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE - Western Australian State Election

February 13, 2017

Senator BACK (Western Australia) (16:53): Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive—reference Wong, Senator P, 13 February 2017, Senate of the Australian parliament. What confected outrage did we hear from Senator Wong and Senator Chisholm from Queensland in terms of apparent deals for preferences. But wasn't Senator C... ... Read more »

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MOTIONS - Public Transport

February 9, 2017

Senator BACK (Western Australia) (16:42): And what a disappointment it is that Senator Sterle is going to leave us, because I was going to refer to some comments of the then secretary of the Transport Workers Union Western Australia in regard to the performance of one Alannah MacTiernan and her role as transport minister. And of course—before... ... Read more »

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COMMITTEES - Select Committee on Wind Turbines - Report

February 9, 2017

Senator BACK (Western Australia) (17:56): The Senate Select Committee on Wind Turbines reported to the Senate on 3 August in 2015. The government did not respond to the recommendations until 8 December 2016, some 16 months after the select committee had put its report into the Senate. That is exceedingly disappointing given the amount of work that ... ... Read more »

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BILLS - Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Petroleum Pools and Other Measures) Bill 2016 - Second Reading

February 8, 2017

Senator BACK (Western Australia) (09:31): I am delighted to continue my comments on this bill and to draw to the chamber's attention that it is always easy in 2017 to say, 'The North West Shelf is there. Gorgon, Wheatstone and Ichthys are there. The Queensland projects are there.' They were not always there. I draw attention to the chamber that ba... ... Read more »

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STATEMENTS BY SENATORS - Judiciary

February 8, 2017

Senator BACK (Western Australia) (12:45): We all know in this place that those of us in parliament are, quite rightly, the subject of full accountability and transparency. My contribution today, unfortunately, reflects the fact that I do not think the same standards are being applied to Australia's judiciary. I am very concerned about this, and I w... ... Read more »

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