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Melissa Parke, former Representative

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  • Former Australian Labor Party Representative for Fremantle
  • Left House of Representatives on 9 May 2016 — retired
  • Entered House of Representatives on 24 November 2007 — Federal election

Most recent appearances in parliament

Governor-General's Speech: Address-in-Reply (4 May 2016)

“Thank you, Mr Deputy Speaker. I have greatly appreciated the dignity and balance that you and the Speaker have brought to your roles. I would like to begin my parting speech by paying respect to the Ngunnawal and Ngambri peoples as the traditional custodians of the land in the Canberra area. As was said by the former Young Australian of the Year, former Afghan refugee Akram Azimi, we make...”

Statements by Members: Asylum Seekers (3 May 2016)

“Yesterday I spoke about the tragic plight of Behnam Satah on Manus Island, the young female African refugee who was raped on Nauru and flown to Port Moresby for a termination, and Omid, who died from his burns after self-immolating on Nauru. Today another young refugee woman on Nauru is in a critical condition after setting herself on fire. Today the UNHCR has released a statement including...”

Constituency Statements: Wine Industry (2 May 2016)

“I take this opportunity to speak about the Australian wine sector, and particularly about the beautiful wines from Western Australia. Wine is a unique high-quality product created in 65 wine regions around the country, including in the nine distinct wine regions of Western Australia. From the north-east to the south-west they are: Swan District, Perth Hills, Peel, Geographe, Margaret River,...”

More of Melissa Parke's recent appearances


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  • Has spoken in 89 debates in the last year — above average amongst Representatives.
  • People have made 5 comments on this Representative's speeches — above average amongst Representatives.
  • This Representative's speeches are understandable to an average 21–22 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 24 people are tracking whenever this Representative speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 413 times in debates — above average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)