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  • Former Australian Labor Party Representative for Adelaide
  • Left House of Representatives on 18 May 2019 — retired
  • Entered House of Representatives on 9 October 2004 — Federal election

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Parliamentary Representation: Valedictory (18 Feb 2019)

“Mr Speaker, on indulgence, I wish to make a valedictory speech to the parliament. It is impossible in one short speech to summarise the amazing ride that I have been on, from a 26-year-old girl preselected to try and win the seat of Adelaide off the government, to standing here saying goodbye to the parliament. I first stood in this chamber almost 15 years ago and admitted to being young and...”

Constituency Statements: Adelaide Electorate: Road Safety (18 Feb 2019)

“I regret that I can't also talk about cane toad sniffer dogs—something I haven't been able to do in my 15 years here! Instead I rise today, as I have on more than one occasion, to argue in this place and make clear my deep concern about the safety of our children. I have been calling on the South Australian government to prioritise the lives of Adelaide High School students and do...”

Bills: Fair Work Amendment (Family and Domestic Violence Leave) Bill 2018; Second Reading (4 Dec 2018)

“I don't think that I'm alone amongst Australians in that my feelings about the national crisis that we face when we look at domestic violence rates in Australia have moved from sorrow and despair to now sitting squarely in white hot anger. If we have a look at what is happening in Australian society today, in 2018, we see that the statistics are stark and they are horrifying: more than one...”

More of Kate Ellis's recent appearances


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  • Has spoken in 7 debates in the last year — well below average amongst Representatives.
  • People have made 2 comments on this Representative's speeches — average amongst Representatives.
  • This Representative's speeches are understandable to an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 61 people are tracking whenever this Representative speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 313 times in debates — average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)