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  • Australian Labor Party Representative for Gorton
  • Minister for Skills and Training (since 1 Jun 2022)
  • Entered House of Representatives on 10 November 2001 — Federal election
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Questions without Notice: Vocational Education and Training (16 Nov 2023)

“I thank the member for Hawke for his question and his very strong advocacy for the VET sector. Indeed, I look forward to being with him at the Melton campus that is soon to be established. Creating a TAFE centre in Melton is really important for that community. Providing access to the VET sector is critical for the entire nation, and that's why, of course, this government has been ensuring...”

Bills: Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Closing Loopholes) Bill 2023; Second Reading (15 Nov 2023)

“I think the reality is that they do look at the questions and make decisions based on evidence. I'm sure we will have the capacity to argue compellingly that, ultimately, this bill is something that needs to pass this parliament. Given the record of the coalition, of course they will always oppose any proposed legislation that looks to either increase the security of employment of Australian...”

Bills: Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Closing Loopholes) Bill 2023; Second Reading (15 Nov 2023)

“I rise to speak on the Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Closing Loopholes) Bill 2023, because this is a very important piece of legislation being proposed by the government and it's consistent with our view before the election to ensure greater security of employment for working people in this country. Indeed, not only does it reflect the commitments we made prior to the election, in some...”

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  • Has spoken in 40 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") 598 times in debates — well above average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)