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  • Australian Labor Party Representative for Kingsford Smith
  • Former Australian Labor Party Senator for NSW
  • Assistant Minister for the Republic (since 1 Jun 2022)
    Assistant Minister for Veterans’ Affairs (since 1 Jun 2022)
    Assistant Minister for Defence (since 1 Jun 2022)
  • Entered the Senate on 1 July 2011 — Federal election
  • Entered House of Representatives on 7 September 2013 — Federal election
  • Left Senate on 9 August 2013 — Resigned
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Bills: Treasury Laws Amendment (Electric Car Discount) Bill 2022; Second Reading (7 Sep 2022)

“Australians pay too much for electric vehicles. As a result, the sales of electric vehicles in Australia are quite insignificant. The reason Australians pay too much for electric vehicles is that under the Abbott, Turnbull and Morrison governments there were no policies or incentives whatsoever to encourage the transformation and the transition to electric vehicles on Australian roads. As a...”

Bills: Defence, Veterans' and Families' Acute Support Package Bill 2022; Second Reading (6 Sep 2022)

“I am grateful to the shadow minister and glad to see that the parliament is coming together on this bill to support veterans, because we owe a debt of gratitude to our Australian Defence Force personnel and veterans, whom we have a solemn duty to look after, including their families, particularly after they retire from the ADF. We know that families play an essential role in supporting...”

Bills: Military Rehabilitation and Compensation and Other Legislation Amendment (Incapacity Payments) Bill 2022; Second Reading (5 Sep 2022)

“I'm of course speaking in support of the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation and Other Legislation Amendment (Incapacity Payments) Bill 2022. I'm glad that this bill is receiving bipartisan support. Unfortunately, the previous government let veterans down in a number of ways. They resisted calls for a royal commission into veteran suicide, and, of course, we know their pointless staffing...”

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  • Has spoken in 37 debates in the last year — above average amongst Representatives.
  • Has spoken in 55 debates in the last year — average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 1 comment on this Representative's speeches — average amongst Representatives.
  • People have made 0 comments on this Senator's speeches — below average amongst Senators.
  • This Representative's speeches are understandable to an average 18–19 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") 575 times in debates — well above average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 117 times in debates — below average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)

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