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  • Australian Labor Party Representative for Gorton
  • Shadow Minister for Defence (since 28 Jan 2021)
    Shadow Minister for Immigration and Citizenship (House) (since 28 Jan 2021)
    Shadow Minister for Home Affairs (House) (since 28 Jan 2021)
    Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs (House) (since 28 Jan 2021)
  • Entered House of Representatives on 10 November 2001 — Federal election
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Questions without Notice: National Security (17 Feb 2022)

“My question is to the Prime Minister. Does the Prime Minister agree with Dennis Richardson, who John Howard trusted and appointed as director general of ASIO and ambassador to the United States and who said today: … the government is seeking to create the perception of a difference between it and the opposition on a critical national security issue, that is China—seeking to create...”

Bills: Criminal Code Amendment (Firearms Trafficking) Bill 2022; Third Reading (17 Feb 2022)

“I would like to go to some of the provisions of the bill because, clearly, the government think it's urgent, because they introduced the bill into the House last night, and yet they have not had one speaker to contribute to this important debate about firearm trafficking—”

Bills: Criminal Code Amendment (Firearms Trafficking) Bill 2022; Third Reading (17 Feb 2022)

“Mr Speaker, now that the motion has been procedurally moved, I'd like to speak to the substance of the bill— Hon ourable members interjecting—”

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  • Has spoken in 20 debates in the last year — well below average amongst Representatives.
  • People have made 2 comments on this Representative's speeches — above average amongst Representatives.
  • This Representative's speeches are understandable to an average 18–19 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") 553 times in debates — above average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)