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Philip Ruddock, former Representative

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  • Former Liberal Party Representative for Berowra
  • Left House of Representatives on 9 May 2016 — retired
  • Entered House of Representatives on 22 September 1973 — Byelection

Most recent appearances in parliament

Committees: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Joint Committee; Report (5 May 2016)

“I have failed on my last day! Forgive me, Mr Deputy Speaker Goodenough. With great pleasure, I move: That the House take note of the report— this very, very significant report. Debate adjourned.”

Committees: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Joint Committee; Report (5 May 2016)

“On behalf of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade I present the committee's report of its inquiry into the death penalty, entitled A world without the death penalty: Australia’s advocacy for the abolition of the death penalty. Report made a parliamentary paper in accordance with standing order 39(e). by leave—I can genuinely say that this may be my...”

Committees: Corporations and Financial Services Committee; Report (5 May 2016)

“by leave—I thank the member for Forde for tabling the report and his comments about it. I do not normally, I might say, participate in committees that deal with such complex and difficult issues relating to financial affairs. It is not my area of expertise. So, it was with a good deal of trepidation that I joined the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services...”

More of Philip Ruddock's recent appearances


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  • Has spoken in 50 debates in the last year — below average amongst Representatives.
  • People have made 6 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.
  • 18 people are tracking whenever this Representative speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 351 times in debates — above average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)