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Alex Somlyay, former Representative

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  • Former Liberal Party Representative for Fairfax
  • Left House of Representatives on 5 August 2013 — retired
  • Entered House of Representatives on 24 March 1990 — Federal election

Most recent appearances in parliament

Parliamentary Representation: Valedictory (24 Jun 2013)

“I say farewell to this House after being a member for over 23 years. That period of time effectively represents a generation. In 1990 I was only the 845th to be elected to this parliament, this House of Representatives, in 89 years. I believe that number is just over 1,000 now. We are a pretty exclusive lot of people honoured to be in this place. It is with some sadness of course I retire....”

Private Members' Business: Australian Embassy in Hungary (24 Jun 2013)

“This motion was moved by my colleague and neighbour Peter Slipper, the member for Fisher. It is something that we both feel very strongly about. We are in total agreement on this issue. There are issues on which we work together because we have neighbouring electorates. If it is good for our joint electorates, we cooperate—and we are doing that on this occasion. In the fine print of...”

Adjournment: Nambour and District Historical Museum (19 Jun 2013)

“My wife and I both have a strong interest in history: Jenny has a degree in local histories and for 14 years I was a parliamentary representative on the advisory council of the National Archives. Like so many volunteer based community organisations, the Nambour and district society sustains itself on the passion, dedication and enduring effort of its members. On behalf of the people of...”

More of Alex Somlyay's recent appearances


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  • Has spoken in 7 debates in the last year — below average amongst Representatives.
  • People have made 0 comments on this Representative's speeches — 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") 39 times in debates — below average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)