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  • Former Australian Labor Party Representative for Jagajaga
  • Left House of Representatives on 18 May 2019 — retired
  • Entered House of Representatives on 2 March 1996 — Federal election

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Parliamentary Representation: Valedictory (20 Feb 2019)

“Breathe deeply? Okay! There is Tanya, of course. I can't say anymore. She's a lot younger than me, that's why it's an unlikely friendship. And there is my friend Wayne, from the Queensland Right. You could say it's practically another planet! But I am originally a Queenslander, so that must be it. They are both so special to me, and I thank them. Anthony Albanese—oh dear, this is...”

Parliamentary Representation: Valedictory (20 Feb 2019)

“Those of you who do know me very well know that the hardest thing about delivering this speech will be whether I make it through. Over 23 years in this place, I have, it's true, quietly, or not so quietly, sobbed as good friends have said their farewells. God. You see? Who am I going to miss the most? Well, now it's time for mine. It's true I don't like talking about myself but I hope you...”

Matters of Public Importance: Early Childhood Education: Preschool Funding (19 Feb 2019)

“You voted for it.”

More of Jenny Macklin's recent appearances


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  • Has spoken in 7 debates in the last year — well below average amongst Representatives.
  • People have made 4 comments on this Representative's speeches — above average amongst Representatives.
  • This Representative's speeches are understandable to an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 55 people are tracking whenever this Representative speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 558 times in debates — well above average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)