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  • Australian Labor Party Representative for Port Adelaide
  • Shadow Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water (since 18 Oct 2013)
  • Entered House of Representatives on 24 November 2007 — Federal election
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Matters of Public Importance: Minister for Defence (26 Nov 2014)

“I rise today as the member for the electorate in which the Australian Submarine Corporation is located. I rise to say squarely to the Prime Minister: this defence minister must go. The comments yesterday were the most reckless and insulting remarks you could imagine from a defence minister, but they were not isolated. They were just the latest in a series of slip-ups, broken promises,...”

Questions without Notice: Minister for Defence (26 Nov 2014)

“My question today is to the Prime Minister. On 8 May last year, the now Minister for Defence promised: The coalition today is committed to building 12 new submarines here in Adelaide. Given that he has broken this $20 billion promise—and that we have a defence minister that nobody else will defend—will the Prime Minister now sack the Minister for Defence?”

Statements by Members: Whitlam, Hon. Edward Gough AC, QC (25 Nov 2014)

“It is a great pleasure to follow those beautifully crafted words from the member for Perth and obviously a great pleasure and privilege to speak on this condolence motion. I want to thank the government for agreeing to this motion being debated in this chamber, and I also want to acknowledge the very fine words of the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition in leading off this debate....”

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  • Has spoken in 39 debates in the last year — well below average amongst Representatives.
  • People have made 0 comments on this Representative's speeches — below average amongst Representatives.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 168 times in debates — below average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)