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Gavin Pearce (Lib-Braddon) – Maiden Speech

This is the maiden speech to the House of Representatives by Gavin Pearce, the Liberal member for Braddon, Tasmania.

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Hansard transcript of maiden speech to the House of Representatives by Gavin Pearce, Liberal member for Braddon.

The DEPUTY SPEAKER (Mr S Georganas): Before I call the honourable member for Pearce, I remind the House that this is the honourable member’s first speech. Therefore I ask the House to extend to him the usual courtesies.

Mr PEARCE (Braddon) (17:26): Thanks, Mr Deputy Speaker. May I begin by congratulating our Speaker on his re-election. His position is one of honour and he does it justice. Indeed, to everyone in this place, congratulations. We’re all here today because of the faith our constituents have placed in us, and I wish everyone right across the chamber all the very best for the 46th Parliament. [Read more…]