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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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Constituency Statements: Kingsford Smith Electorate: Community Events (27 Nov 2023)

“On Friday I was proud to join the La Perouse community for the launch of Catch 'n' Cook, a short movie about cultural fishing in the La Perouse Aboriginal community in Sydney. It is a video that was put together by Sarah Martin and Peter Cooley from First Hand Solutions, and it's a documentary that tells the story of the revitalisation of the community mullet catch on Bidjigal land in La...”

Bills: Counter-Terrorism and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2023; Third Reading (19 Oct 2023)

“by leave—I move: That this bill be now read a third time. Question agreed to. Bill read a third time.”

Bills: Counter-Terrorism and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2023; Consideration in Detail (19 Oct 2023)

“I present the supplementary explanatory memorandum to the bill, and I ask leave of the House to move government amendments (1) and (2), as circulated, together. Leave granted. I move government amendments (1) and (2) together: (1) Schedule 1, page 3 (line 4), omit the heading, substitute: Part 1 — Prescribed security zones and other matters Crimes Act 1914 (2) Schedule 1, page 6 (after...”

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  • Has spoken in 36 debates in the last year — well below 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 617 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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