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  • Australian Labor Party Representative for Maribyrnong
  • Minister for Government Services (since 1 Jun 2022)
    Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (since 1 Jun 2022)
  • Entered House of Representatives on 24 November 2007 — Federal election
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Questions without Notice: Royal Commission into the Robodebt Scheme (8 Sep 2022)

“I thank the member for Canberra for her question. As Australians are aware, robodebt is probably one of the most shameful chapters in public administration in the nation's history. That isn't just the view of the current government; it's the view of the Federal Court and the view of hundreds of thousands of people. Just to remind those opposite, robodebt occurred on their watch. Between July...”

Questions without Notice: Pensions and Benefits (28 Jul 2022)

“Thank you, Mr Speaker, and congratulations on your election. Just for the benefit of the House, when talking about the robodebt royal commission, I might remind members that robodebt is the colloquial term that has been used to describe the automated debt collection system which was introduced by the previous government in July of 2015 until it was ceased in November of 2019. It was a system...”

Bills: Data Availability and Transparency Bill 2020, Data Availability and Transparency (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2020; Second Reading (30 Mar 2022)

“I rise to speak on the Data Availability and Transparency Bill 2022 and the Data Availability and Transparency (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2022. In doing so, I move: That all words after "That" be omitted with a view to substituting the following words: "whilst not declining to give the bill a second reading, the House calls on the Government to: (1) support the appointment of a Data...”

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  • Has spoken in 14 debates in the last year — below average amongst Representatives.
  • People have made 5 comments on this Representative's speeches — well above average amongst Representatives.
  • This Representative's speeches are understandable to an average 16–17 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") 1016 times in debates — well above average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)