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Joanna Gash, former Representative

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  • Former Liberal Party Representative for Gilmore
  • Left House of Representatives on 5 August 2013 — retired
  • Entered House of Representatives on 2 March 1996 — Federal election

Most recent appearances in parliament

Parliamentary Representation: Valedictory (25 Jun 2013)

“Madam Speaker, on indulgence: I have approached this moment with great trepidation, as I did for my maiden speech and it is one of the hardest I have yet had to make. Fundamentally, these words signal my last hurrah in federal politics. In order for me to move on, I need to go back 17½ years, when in my maiden speech I said, 'Today, I stand here in this place as the first woman member of...”

Bills: Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2013-2014; Second Reading (29 May 2013)

“This will be my last comment in the annual ritual of commenting on the budget. As that dawned on me, it brought to mind the circumstances of my first response back in 1996. I do not intend this to be my valedictory speech but, as I contemplate leaving parliament for a new life, I have come to realise that truly nothing is new under the sun. In 1996 the coalition came to government with the...”

Adjournment: Gilmore Electorate: Work Experience, Gilmore Electorate: CCTV Cameras (15 May 2013)

“Colleagues would know that we always have work experience people in our office and we ask them to speak about their experience. I would like to quote from the speech by Kate Sinclair, a year 12 student at Kiama High School. She writes: Currently I am half way through completing the HSC and lately I have found myself looking more and more toward the future, wondering what is next for Kate...”

More of Joanna Gash's recent appearances


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  • Has spoken in 8 debates in the last year — well below average amongst Representatives.
  • People have made 3 comments on this Representative's speeches — above average amongst Representatives.
  • This Representative's speeches are understandable to an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 20 people are tracking whenever this Representative speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 175 times in debates — below average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)