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Martin Ferguson, former Representative

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  • Former Australian Labor Party Representative for Batman
  • Left House of Representatives on 5 August 2013 — retired
  • Entered House of Representatives on 2 March 1996 — Federal election

Most recent appearances in parliament

Statements on Indulgence: Member for Batman (29 May 2013)

“I speak on indulgence. I wish to advise the House that I have today informed the leader of my party, the Australian Labor Party, that I will be leaving the parliament at the next election. Colleagues, this is a personal decision. It is not a decision that I have taken lightly; however, I feel that that the timing is appropriate and in the best interests of my party and my family. It has been...”

Bills: Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Compliance Measures No. 2) Bill 2013; Second Reading (20 Mar 2013)

“I move: That this bill be now read a second time. The tragic deaths of two employees following an incident on the Stena Clyde rig in Bass Strait last year, the uncontrolled release of hydrocarbons from the Montara Wellhead Platform off the northern coast of Western Australia in August 2009 and the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico on 20 April 2010 all serve to represent...”

Matters of Public Importance: Minerals Resource and Rent Tax (13 Feb 2013)

“The only thing that saved Queensland in terms of those job losses in the coal sector is the fact that we have attracted $55 billion in new investment into coal seam, methane and LNG construction jobs in Queensland during the same period. That has saved the bacon of Queensland and also saved the bacon of the Queensland government, because it has one of the highest unemployment rates at the...”

More of Martin Ferguson's recent appearances


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  • Has spoken in 13 debates in the last year — well below average amongst Representatives.
  • People have made 0 comments on this Representative's speeches — below average amongst Representatives.
  • This Representative's speeches are understandable to an average 19–20 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") 321 times in debates — above average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)