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Kelvin Thomson, former Representative

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  • Former Australian Labor Party Representative for Wills
  • Left House of Representatives on 9 May 2016 — retired
  • Entered House of Representatives on 2 March 1996 — Federal election

Most recent appearances in parliament

Governor-General's Speech: Address-in-Reply (5 May 2016)

“Politics is possibly the only profession for which no preparation is considered necessary. I said 'possibly'! I have clocked up 20 years as the member for Wills, and I thank the voters of Wills for the confidence that they have shown in me, in good times and in bad, and the support and the encouragement that they have given me. It has been a great honour and a privilege to represent them, but...”

Committees: Joint Standing Committee on Treaties; Report (4 May 2016)

“by leave—I, in turn, wish to thank the member for Cowper for his work as Chair of the Treaties Committee and his predecessors Wyatt Roy, the member for Longman, and Angus Taylor, the member for Hume. It has been a pleasure to work with each of those chairs and with the other members of the committee during the life of this parliament as well. I want to make some specific remarks about...”

Grievance Debate: Religious Tolerance (2 May 2016)

“Australia has long exhibited an admirable level of religious tolerance and provided for freedom of religious expression. People of all faiths—and none—are free to express their views. Long may it remain so. Regrettably, this is not true for many countries around the world, and I believe that we need to do more to secure freedom of religious expression everywhere. Most certainly,...”

More of Kelvin Thomson's recent appearances


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  • Has spoken in 46 debates in the last year — below average amongst Representatives.
  • People have made 9 comments on this Representative's speeches — well above average amongst Representatives.
  • This Representative's speeches are understandable to an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 30 people are tracking whenever this Representative speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 421 times in debates — above average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)