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Private Members' Business: Freedom of Speech (11 Sep 2023)

“We have lots of motions come into this place, and some are more important than others. This is about as important as it gets because it refers to a fundamental right, which is freedom of speech. Without freedom of speech, we don't have any of the other rights. That is the right from which the others flow. If it is compromised, all of the others are, including democracy. We also see, in a lot...”

Bills: Crimes Legislation Amendment (Combatting Foreign Bribery) Bill 2023; Second Reading (8 Aug 2023)

“I rise to speak on the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Combatting Foreign Bribery) Bill. We will support this bill, but there are flaws in the bill, and that is what I would like to speak on. Foreign bribery is a serious offence. It is insidious and it undermines our reputation as a nation that values democracy, the rule of law and freedom, and it undermines those concepts internationally, as...”

Statements by Members: Freedom of Speech (2 Aug 2023)

“I am opposed to the government's draft misinformation and disinformation bill. 'Orwellian' can be an overused adjective. From Animal Farm to Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell used metaphor as a simple warning. You can become what you hate. Freedom of expression, especially about political issues, is the lifeblood of our democracy. Democracies should be filled with many voices, especially...”

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  • Has spoken in 68 debates in the last year — above average amongst Representatives.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 61 times in debates — well below average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)