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  • Former Australian Labor Party Representative for Melbourne Ports
  • Left House of Representatives on 18 May 2019 — retired
  • Entered House of Representatives on 3 October 1998 — Federal election

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Parliamentary Representation: Valedictory (2 Apr 2019)

“Walking into this chamber representing the people of Melbourne Ports to serve the Commonwealth of Australia has been the greatest honour of my life, other than when my beloved Amanda, who's sitting up there in the gallery, agreed to become my wife. We're a bit eccentric. We were married in this building just after Labor was last elected. After 100 years, I'll be the last member for Melbourne...”

Statements: 70th Anniversary of Australia's Formal Diplomatic Relationship with the State of Israel (20 Feb 2019)

“What a momentous 70 years it's been, particularly with the Australia-Israel relationship. As the Leader of the Opposition noted yesterday, it was the first foreign policy decision of Australia in the post World War II world where Australia struck out independently from Britain in foreign policy. Of course, the British abstained on the partition of Palestine and Australia strongly supported...”

Adjournment: Human Rights (18 Feb 2019)

“Government officials connected with authoritarian governments have gotten away with their abuses of power without sanction. These abusers use their ill-gotten gains and status to travel abroad and bask in the affluence of the West, purchasing and investing in assets overseas, sending their children to expensive private schools and hiding their ill-gotten gains in offshore bank accounts for...”

More of Michael Danby's recent appearances


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  • Has spoken in 16 debates in the last year — well below average amongst Representatives.
  • People have made 5 comments on this Representative's speeches — well above average amongst Representatives.
  • This Representative's speeches are understandable to an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 19 people are tracking whenever this Representative speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 416 times in debates — above average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)