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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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Constituency Statements: Sergeant, Professor Brendan, Larsen, Jamie (17 Feb 2022)

“I rise today to speak about two extraordinary Canberrans. Sadly, we recently lost Professor Brendan Sargeant to a terrible swimming accident on the coast. Brendan was the head of the highly acclaimed Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National University. He assumed this position after a long career in the Department of Defence, where he was a widely respected thought...”

Private Members' Business: Defence Honours and Awards (14 Feb 2022)

“It is a privilege to rise to speak to this motion. I'd like to recognise some of my colleagues who are also participating in this debate and may have already spoken. I note in particular the members for Blair, Solomon and Bradman. The recognition of our veterans and their service is an issue which enjoys bipartisan support in this place. I know all members, not just the ones contributing to...”

Private Members' Business: Space Industry (14 Feb 2022)

“Firstly, I would like to extend my belated congratulations to Mr Enrico Palermo, who became the head of the Australian Space Agency last year. Mr Palermo has a decorated career in physics and mechanical engineering, having spent over 14 years at Virgin Galactic at the time of his departure as both Chief Operating Officer of Virgin Galactic and President of the Spaceship Company. When it comes...”

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  • Has spoken in 22 debates in the last year — well below 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 — below average amongst Representatives.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 50 times in debates — well 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?)

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