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  • Australian Labor Party Representative for Hindmarsh
  • Minister for Health and Aged Care (since 1 Jun 2022)
    Deputy Leader of the House (since 1 Jun 2022)
  • Entered House of Representatives on 24 November 2007 — Federal election
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Questions without Notice: Melanoma, Health Care (9 Mar 2023)

“I hear some interjections about melanoma diagnosis. I don't think that's particularly appropriate, because all members of this House know that Australia leads the world in melanoma diagnosis. This new treatment, which would otherwise cost patients more than $10,000 for a course of treatment, now costs just $30, giving new hope to patients like Natalie. Natalie was diagnosed with melanoma when...”

Questions without Notice: Melanoma, Health Care (9 Mar 2023)

“I thank the member for Tangney for his question and for joining me at the Southlands Pharmacy in Willetton last month. We were able to talk about, firstly, the fact that he campaigned so hard at last year's election on a promise to deliver cheaper medicines and, secondly, the fact that he has delivered on that promise. In July, we slashed the maximum price that pensioners and concession card...”

Questions without Notice: Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (7 Mar 2023)

“slashing the price of general patient scripts from $42.50 to just $30. I'm delighted to report that in just the first two months of our cheaper medicines policy we've delivered even greater savings than we predicted. The prices of more than 3.2 million scripts have already come down, delivering more than $36 million into the pockets of hardworking Australians. This isn't just good for their...”

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  • Has spoken in 40 debates in the last year — average amongst Representatives.
  • People have made 3 comments on this Representative's speeches — well above average amongst Representatives.
  • This Representative's speeches are understandable to an average 19–20 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 340 times in debates — average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)