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Bernie Ripoll, former Representative

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  • Former Australian Labor Party Representative for Oxley
  • 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 (4 May 2016)

“Today's address-in-reply is my last opportunity to speak to the parliament and say a few words of thanks. When I was first elected in October 1998, Oxley was a very different place and I was a very different person. Just as the electorate of Oxley in the western corridor off Ipswich and Brisbane has grown and developed, so have I. For a start I had a full head of hair—well,...”

Committees: Standing Committee on Tax and Revenue; Report (3 Dec 2015)

“by leave—I also thank the committee members for their diligent hard work and their valued input into the preparation of the Tax expenditure statement report. I also thank the chair, the member for Forde, for his good work and diligent work also in producing a great report on a complex matter that is of great interest to the committee members. Tax expenditures might not sound very...”

Statements on Indulgence: Terrorist Attacks around the World (25 Nov 2015)

“What a sad and terrible day it was on Friday, 13 November 2015. The terror attacks in Paris have shocked the world and rocked France, as well as the rest of us. It has shocked us into the acknowledgement that terrorism by whomever it is perpetrated is aimed at all of us—all of the citizens of the world who believe in freedom, in equality and in the rule of law. The ISIS attacks in Paris...”

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  • Has spoken in 24 debates in the last year — well below average amongst Representatives.
  • People have made 0 comments on this Representative's speeches — below average amongst Representatives.
  • This Representative's speeches are understandable to an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 13 people are tracking whenever this Representative speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 508 times in debates — well above average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)