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  • Australian Labor Party Representative for Paterson
  • Shadow Assistant Minister for Defence (since 10 Nov 2020)
  • Entered House of Representatives on 2 July 2016 — Federal election
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Statements by Members: Budget (30 Mar 2022)

“The government says this budget is temporary and targeted. Well, I have another 'T' word for it—transactional. It seems they will do anything to try and buy the vote of Australians. The irony is that it's full of reannouncements and missed opportunities. The Prime Minister has bragged about caring for the Hunter for over a year yet he has patently failed to deliver. He has ignored calls...”

Statements by Members: Koalas (10 Feb 2022)

“Koalas face the real possibility of extinction in New South Wales by 2050. Under those opposite, this uniquely Australian icon has never been more vulnerable. This government and their state mates have stood by, clearing up to 1,300 per cent more koala habitat. And they've got the gall to come to my electorate of Paterson and visit organisations like Oakvale farm and the Port Stephens Koala...”

Matters of Public Importance: Cost of Living (1 Dec 2021)

“Mark it down: Wednesday 1 December 2021 is the day that the dream of homeownership died under the member for Nicholls's way of thinking. The member for Nicholls has just said that money has never been cheaper. It's never been easier to get a loan. Well, let me tell you, if you're a casual worker in Australia, it is nigh impossible not only to get a loan, to get a mortgage, but also to get a...”

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  • Has spoken in 38 debates in the last year — average amongst Representatives.
  • People have made 1 comment on this Representative's speeches — average amongst Representatives.
  • This Representative's speeches are understandable to an average 15–16 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") 202 times in debates — below average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)

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