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John Cobb, former Representative

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  • Former National Party Representative for Calare
  • Left House of Representatives on 9 May 2016 — retired
  • Entered House of Representatives on 10 November 2001 — Federal election

Most recent appearances in parliament

Constituency Statements: Valedictory (5 May 2016)

“To my staff and the various people who have run my office over the years—Ev, Pinky, Melissa, my current staff like Cathy and Gordon, John McDonald, who I had for years, and Bernice, Anthony and Kylie—all said I would never remember them. I remember you. I also need to say something that I had meant to say when I delivered a report yesterday—that is, how wonderful the...”

Committees: Standing Committee on the Environment; Reference to Federation Chamber (4 May 2016)

“I move: That the order of the day be referred to the Federation Chamber for debate. Question agreed to.”

Committees: Standing Committee on the Environment; Report (4 May 2016)

“On behalf of the Standing Committee on the Environment, I present the committee's report, incorporating dissenting reports, on its inquiry into the Register of Environmental Organisations, together with the minutes of proceedings. Report made a parliamentary paper in accordance with standing order 39(e). by leave—We are all aware of the important contribution that not-for-profit...”

More of John Cobb's recent appearances


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  • Has spoken in 56 debates in the last year — average amongst Representatives.
  • People have made 12 comments on this Representative's speeches — well 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.
  • 21 people are tracking whenever this Representative speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 277 times in debates — average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)