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  • Australian Labor Party Senator for NSW
  • Former Australian Labor Party Representative for Robertson
  • Entered the Senate on 13 November 2013 — unknown
  • Previously Representative for Robertson until 7 September 2013 — unknown
  • Entered House of Representatives on 21 August 2010 — Federal election
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Bills: Restoring Territory Rights Bill 2022; In Committee (1 Dec 2022)

“I want to ask a question, but first can I convey my deep sympathy to you, Senator Allman-Payne. This is very, very real for all of us, and there is no judgement. We are best when we respect each other. That's when we're our finest. I'm sure everyone here and those listening would convey their deep condolences to you on your loss. I'm very appreciative, Senator Pocock, of the tabling of the...”

Bills: Restoring Territory Rights Bill 2022; In Committee (1 Dec 2022)

“I want to respond to a couple of points that have been made in the debate, particularly with regard to concerns about coercion. I do bemoan the fact—I'm in agreement with Senator Shoebridge on this matter—that there are things that are being brought before us at the last leg home that deserved greater and more careful consideration. It troubles me that there was not the...”

Bills: Restoring Territory Rights Bill 2022; In Committee (1 Dec 2022)

“This is the sound of democracy—the stridency, the pauses, the hope, the emotion, the respect for difference. Sometimes it concerns me that the debate about democracy calls for beautiful harmony. I like thirds. I love singing. I love the harmony that results when voices come out. But the sound of democracy is not always harmonious, and when it's at its best it's not autocratic; it's not...”

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  • Has spoken in 102 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Representatives.
  • Has spoken in 39 debates in the last year — below average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 0 comments on this Representative's speeches — below average amongst Representatives.
  • People have made 2 comments on this Senator's speeches — above average amongst Senators.
  • 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") 211 times in debates — below average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 572 times in debates — above average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)

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