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  • National Party Representative for Calare
  • Entered House of Representatives on 10 November 2001 — Federal election
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Matters of Public Importance: Fuel Prices (29 Oct 2014)

“In listening to this MPI debate, I could not help but notice the word 'ambush' being used a lot. I thought perhaps that a definition might be of benefit to members of the opposition. It is hardly an ambush when you come into government and are faced with what you lot left us with. It is our job and our duty as members of parliament to sort that out. What we do to sort that out is hardly an...”

Matters of Public Importance: Fuel Prices (29 Oct 2014)

“I think it is fair to say that Wayne Swan, our previous Treasurer—I was going to say that he ambushed the miners, but the way it turned out it would probably be more accurate to say that the miners ambushed him. I think deposit holders, though, could say they were ambushed by Wayne Swan. To have your money taken because you haven't used it for a year or two is a little strong—I...”

Bills: Rural Research and Development Legislation Amendment Bill 2014; Second Reading (27 Oct 2014)

“Come on, I have still got six minutes. Stop panicking. The various corporations must learn to cooperate better. I believe it is the government's job to make sure that they do. I have been involved with this for a long time. I think it is quite obvious—and I am no scientist and never intended nor wanted to be—that common-sense says that the genetics that are inherit within plants...”

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  • Has spoken in 29 debates in the last year — well below average amongst Representatives.
  • People have made 12 comments on this Representative's speeches — well above average amongst Representatives.
  • This Representative's speeches are understandable to an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 220 times in debates — average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)