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  • Australian Labor Party Representative for Bean
  • Former Australian Labor Party Senator for ACT
  • Entered the Senate on 23 May 2018 — Federal election
  • Entered House of Representatives on 18 May 2019 — Federal election
  • Left Senate on 11 April 2019 — Resigned
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Questions without Notice: Administrative Review Tribunal (18 Mar 2024)

“My question is to the Attorney-General. How will the Albanese Labor government's Administrative Review Tribunal clean up the mess left by the former government?”

Statements by Members: Albanese Government (18 Mar 2024)

“The Albanese government's priority remains the same: deliver responsible cost-of-living relief and improve the lives of all Australians. This government's cost-of-living tax cuts will soon ensure that every Australian will keep more of what they earn. Our tax cuts are good for middle Australia, good for women, good for helping with cost-of-living pressures, good for labour supply and good for...”

Private Members' Business: Online Safety (18 Mar 2024)

“The internet has provided many transformative positives for our society, but it's also brought with it ethical dilemmas on how we can regulate it and its impacts. Arguably, the failure to do so in the early years of the web have left us, at times, trying to retrofit and play catch-up. Most people do not dispute that the internet should be free and open to all so all can explore ideas and...”

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  • Has spoken in 86 debates in the last year — above average amongst Representatives.
  • Has spoken in 11 debates in the last year — well below average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 0 comments on this Representative's speeches — average amongst Representatives.
  • People have made 0 comments on this Senator's speeches — average amongst Senators.
  • 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") 129 times in debates — below average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 11 times in debates — well below average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)