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Alan Griffin, former Representative

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  • Former Australian Labor Party Representative for Bruce
  • Left House of Representatives on 9 May 2016 — retired
  • Entered House of Representatives on 13 March 1993 — Federal election

Most recent appearances in parliament

Governor-General's Speech: Address-in-Reply (5 May 2016)

“I would like to start by thanking the gallery for turning out in such numbers for my valedictory speech. It is something that I did not expect. I am very touched. I would have to say that, in some 23 years here, it is the largest crowd of interest that I have had from the gallery—other than the time I put a set of sunglasses on at about 6 in the morning. But I digress. I was not going...”

Governor-General's Speech: Address-in-Reply (5 May 2016)

“Member for McMillan, I tried, but we are both hard men to kill. I am going to jump around a bit because, as I said, I was not going to make a valedictory and I got talked into it. I was also threatened by a number of colleagues. You are just so lucky: 90-second statements today were going to be a rolling version of 'what I would say if I were Alan Griffin', and I decided that I really was not...”

Constituency Statements: Rolfe, Brigadier Bill, AO (4 May 2016)

“I rise today to mourn the passing of a very great Australian, Bill Rolfe. Bill Rolfe was an Army officer who stepped on a mine in Vietnam and lost both his legs. When he returned to Australia he triumphed over his injuries by studying to become a lawyer. He then spent many years in the military and had a very successful career. He later maintained his interest in the military and the...”

More of Alan Griffin's recent appearances


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  • Has spoken in 18 debates in the last year — well below average amongst Representatives.
  • People have made 4 comments on this Representative's speeches — 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.
  • 18 people are tracking whenever this Representative speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 229 times in debates — below average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)