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  • Australian Labor Party Representative for Kingsford Smith
  • Former Australian Labor Party Senator for NSW
  • Assistant Minister for Defence (since 1 Jun 2022)
    Assistant Minister for Veterans’ Affairs (since 1 Jun 2022)
    Assistant Minister for the Republic (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: Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Military Invalidity Payments Means Testing) Bill 2024; Second Reading (27 Feb 2024)

“The Full Federal Court's 2020 decision in Commissioner of Taxation v Douglas, commonly referred to now as the Douglas case, has created an unintended consequence for the means test applied to certain military invalidity benefit payments under existing legislation. These affected payments are invalidity benefits under the Military Superannuation and Benefits Scheme and the Defence Force...”

Bills: Treasury Laws Amendment (Cost of Living Tax Cuts) Bill 2024, Treasury Laws Amendment (Cost of Living — Medicare Levy) Bill 2024; Second Reading (12 Feb 2024)

“The tax cuts delivered under this treasury laws amendment will provide welcome relief for Australians, particularly those with a mortgage, who have faced successive interest rate increases from the independent Reserve Bank. The Treasury Laws Amendment (Cost of Living Tax Cuts) Bill 2024 provides a tax cut for every Australian taxpayer from 1 July this year. The government has listened, it has...”

Matters of Public Importance: Taxation (7 Feb 2024)

“I thank the member for Curtin for raising this important issue of tax reform. It allows me to report to the parliament the details of some of the substantial tax reform that's already undertaken and implemented by the Albanese government. I think it's fair to say that this government has undertaken the most substantial tax reform of any first-term government since the Hawke government of the...”

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  • Has spoken in 33 debates in the last year — well below average amongst Representatives.
  • Has spoken in 55 debates in the last year — average amongst Senators.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 619 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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