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Mrs Bronwyn Bishop, former Representative, former Senator

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  • Former Liberal Party Representative for Mackellar
  • Former Liberal Party Senator for NSW
  • Changed party from Speaker on 2 Aug 2015; from Liberal Party on 12 Nov 2013
  • Entered the Senate on 11 July 1987 — Federal election
  • Previously Representative for Mackellar until 9 May 2016 — retired
  • Entered House of Representatives on 26 March 1994 — Byelection
  • Left Senate on 24 February 1994 — Resigned

Most recent appearances in parliament

Committees: Communications and the Arts Committee; Report (5 May 2016)

“On behalf of the Standing Committee on Communications and the Arts I present the committee's report entitled Arts and the news to rural and regional Australiatogether with the minutes of proceedings. Report made a parliamentary paper in accordance with standing order 39(e). by leave—Rural and regional Australians deserve access to high-quality arts performances and reliable news...”

Governor-General's Speech: Address-in-Reply (4 May 2016)

“But the other aspects of the job I think are just as important and need to be more known. Firstly, there is the job as a minister. Within certain pieces of legislation, that is how the Speaker is referred to—and the Presiding Officer equally in the Senate—in running departments to run this place. There were very big issues that had to be solved in this building, about which I...”

Governor-General's Speech: Address-in-Reply (4 May 2016)

“In heels? Well, nearly. So that role is very important too—as was getting up an urgency motion which we had passed ultimately by the entire IPU, including Islamic countries. It was to condemn ISIS and Boko Haram and what they had done with women and girls in particular. The Whip was with me, and we were very successful in getting that through. At the end, one of the Iranian women...”

More of Mrs Bronwyn Bishop's recent appearances


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  • Has spoken in 107 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Representatives.
  • People have made 5 comments on this Representative's speeches — above average amongst Representatives.
  • This Representative's speeches are understandable to an average 15–16 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 12 people are tracking whenever this Representative speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 678 times in debates — well above average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)