This data was produced by OpenAustralia from a variety of sources.

Laurie Ferguson, former Representative

Photo of Laurie Ferguson
  • Former Australian Labor Party Representative for Werriwa
  • Left House of Representatives on 9 May 2016 — Resigned
  • Entered House of Representatives on 24 March 1990 — Federal election

Most recent appearances in parliament

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

“I have a well-earned reputation for bluntness and curtness. This will be the first and last time that I will seek the indulgence of my colleagues to go over time. At the outset, I want to recognise Indigenous ownership of this land. That is particularly appropriate for me to do as the retiring member for Werriwa: it amazes me that, in the racism of 1900, a number of people decided that they...”

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

“as you do—that we became very connected and I actually revealed to her that in those years previously I was the person who had eliminated her in the preselection ballot that led to her leaving the party. She forgave me and she has been an enormous support politically. She is a very constant, and often correct, critic and has sacrificed much for me. She left school at 15, pushed out to...”

Private Members' Business: Universal Health Care (2 May 2016)

“Whilst a rather animated attack by the member for Lyne—in a very selective way—on one multinational corporation was made in this place rather than in the House, when word drifts back to the Free Enterprise Foundation and Senator Sinodinos, I have a feeling he will be getting a phone call about that outburst. It was against one corporation alone, for reasons that we can see in this...”

More of Laurie Ferguson's recent appearances


Please note that numbers do not measure quality. Also, Representatives may do other things not currently covered by this site. (More about this)

  • Has spoken in 30 debates in the last year — well below average amongst Representatives.
  • People have made 5 comments on this Representative's speeches — 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.
  • 23 people are tracking whenever this Representative speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 288 times in debates — average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)