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  • Australian Labor Party Representative for Corio
  • Minister for Defence (since 1 Jun 2022)
    Deputy Prime Minister (since 1 Jun 2022)
  • Entered House of Representatives on 24 November 2007 — Federal election
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Questions without Notice: Aukus (23 Mar 2023)

“I thank the member for his question—a member from the great defence state of South Australia. Last week's AUKUS announcement—indeed, the advancement of AUKUS—has clearly been very positive for our relationship with the United States and the United Kingdom. It has taken two of our deepest relationships to a new level. But it's important to understand what AUKUS is. AUKUS is...”

Questions without Notice: Defence Procurement: Submarines (22 Mar 2023)

“I acknowledge the member for his question and also acknowledge his advocacy on behalf of South Australia's defence industry. At the BAE facility at Barrow-in-Furness where BAE is building Britain's Astute class submarines, and will build the future SSN AUKUS submarines, there is a training academy on site which is hugely impactful to see. It was established in 2018 and since then it's seen...”

Ministerial Statements: Defence Procurement: Submarines (22 Mar 2023)

“by leave—Last week, Prime Minister Albanese, US President Biden and UK Prime Minister Sunak announced the Optimal Pathway for Australia's acquisition of conventionally-armed, nuclear-powered submarines. This was a historic event in our nation's history. The acquisition of this formidable capability is the single biggest leap in Australia's defence capability. It will see Australia...”

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  • Has spoken in 37 debates in the last year — below average amongst Representatives.
  • People have made 2 comments on this Representative's speeches — 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 401 times in debates — above average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)