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Ministerial Statements: Closing the Gap (1 Dec 2022)

“I rise to acknowledge once again the failures that we see within the Closing the gap report. We live in a country which was violently stolen. We claimed it was empty. We murdered and massacred the longest continual culture on earth. We trashed the country and culture, locked people up and stole their children. The Closing the gap report shows us that very little has changed. The gap is too...”

Questions without Notice: Housing (29 Nov 2022)

“A point of order on relevance: I understand how levels of government work. The question I asked was about renters, not housing affordability.”

Questions without Notice: Housing (29 Nov 2022)

“My question is to the Prime Minister. Fifty-five per cent of my electorate of Brisbane are renters. It is getting harder for people to find a home to rent. Individuals are forced to couch surf, and entire families are living out of their cars. We've heard about real estate agents in Brisbane advising landlords to increase rents by over 20 per cent, and the annual Rental Affordability Index...”

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  • Has spoken in 33 debates in the last year — average amongst Representatives.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 21 times in debates — well below average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)

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