This data was produced by OpenAustralia from a variety of sources.

Peter Costello, former Representative

Photo of Peter Costello
  • Former Liberal Party Representative for Higgins
  • Left House of Representatives on 19 October 2009 — Resigned
  • Entered House of Representatives on 24 March 1990 — Federal election

Most recent appearances in parliament

International Tax Agreements Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2009: Second Reading (16 Sep 2009)

“Mr Speaker, on indulgence: I will not detain the House too much longer, but I do just want to fill out a little of the picture, if I may. When Brendan first came into the House I was the Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party. I cannot explain to colleagues what a shock it was when Brendan went up to Bradfield and sought the Liberal Party nomination. It was not his earring; it was not his...”

Member for Higgins: (15 Jun 2009)

“On indulgence, Mr Speaker, may I say I did not think I would ever see the day where both sides of this parliament would say nice things about me! It is just possible that both sides of the dispatch box are happy with the announcement that I have made. I want to thank both the Leader of the Liberal Party, Malcolm Turnbull, and the Prime Minister, Mr Rudd, for their very kind words. Woody Allen...”

Questions without Notice: Economy (3 Jun 2009)

“It was a net asset position, you dope!”

More of Peter Costello's recent appearances


Please note that numbers do not measure quality. Also, Representatives may do other things not currently covered by this site. (More about this)

  • Has spoken in 15 debates in the last year — well below average amongst Representatives.
  • People have made 0 comments on this Representative's speeches — average amongst Representatives.
  • This Representative's speeches are understandable to an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 9 people are tracking whenever this Representative speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 257 times in debates — well above average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)