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Ms Anna Burke, former Representative

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  • Former Australian Labor Party Representative for Chisholm
  • Changed party from Speaker on 5 Aug 2013; from Deputy-Speaker on 9 Oct 2012; from Australian Labor Party on 11 Feb 2008
  • Left House of Representatives on 9 May 2016 — retired
  • Entered House of Representatives on 3 October 1998 — Federal election

Most recent appearances in parliament

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

“to be around. Totally unrelated! Steve is here. Look at my children: they look very much like me and my husband. On my last walk up Red Hill, I reflected on Caroline Chisholm, the amazing woman whom my seat is named after. She said: I promise to know neither country nor creed, but to serve all justly and impartially … The world has benefited from the remarkable life of Caroline...”

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

“Thank you, Mr Speaker, for being in the chair during this speech. It will come as no great surprise that I will probably not be talking to the address-in-reply—sad but true. I have been thinking long and hard about this speech today and have actually put words on paper, something I rarely do nowadays for a speech. I could not quite fathom what one says when one gets the chance to say...”

Committees: Privileges and Members' Interests Committee; Report (4 May 2016)

“I second the motion. I would like to put on the record the appreciation of all the committee members of this very difficult issue. When it was moved in the House by the Leader of the House he said: I simply place on record for the House today that we think deliberately lying to the House is something that the whole parliament should want to deal with and deal with very severely if we are to...”

More of Ms Anna Burke's recent appearances


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  • Has spoken in 54 debates in the last year — average amongst Representatives.
  • People have made 1 comment on this Representative's speeches — average amongst Representatives.
  • This Representative's speeches are understandable to an average 15–16 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 21 people are tracking whenever this Representative speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 588 times in debates — well above average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)