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  • Former Liberal Democratic Party Senator for NSW
  • Became a Senator on 1 July 2014 — Federal election
  • Left Senate on 1 March 2019 — Resigned

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Adjournment: Coalition Government (14 Feb 2019)

“I'm leaving the Senate because I seek to represent the Liberal Democrats for many years to come in the New South Wales parliament. In this, my very final speech in the Senate, I want to remind listeners that whilst our excessive government continues to do great harm, Australians still have much to celebrate. Let me outline some examples. The government's ban on low-paid work, euphemistically...”

Parliamentary Representation: Valedictory (13 Feb 2019)

“I suspect valedictory speeches are a bit like arguing with your wife: you feel it's important to have the last word! There is also the humbling thought that, if you don't sing your own praises, nobody else will. I've already given three speeches setting out what I regard as my achievements in this place. It's not a short list and I don't plan to go over it again. However, I do want to mention...”

Motions: Prevention of Violence Against Women (13 Feb 2019)

“I move: That the Senate— (a) notes: (i) recent violent crimes against numerous women, (ii) that blame for these crimes rests with the perpetrators, not the victims, (iii) that, despite all policy efforts and wishful thinking, there will always be some individual men in our community intent on violence against women, (iv) that the first duty of government is to protect citizens from...”

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  • Has spoken in 108 debates in the last year — above average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 3 comments on this Senator's speeches — above average amongst Senators.
  • 10 people are tracking whenever this Senator speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 293 times in debates — average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)