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Helen Coonan, former Senator

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  • Former Liberal Party Senator for NSW
  • Became a Senator on 1 July 1996 — Federal election
  • Left Senate on 22 August 2011 — Resigned

Most recent appearances in parliament

Parliamentary Representation: Valedictories (22 Aug 2011)

“I thank all senators for their courtesy and their graciousness. I certainly wish the Senate all the very best in the important deliberations that will be before all of you. As I said before, it is with great regret that I made my decision, but I do thank the Senate very much and wish everybody very well for the future.”

Matters of Public Importance: Gillard Government (22 Aug 2011)

“The time for the discussion has expired.”

Matters of Public Importance: Gillard Government (22 Aug 2011)

“We will now return to the matter of public importance.”

More of Helen Coonan's recent appearances


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  • Has spoken in 14 debates in the last year — well below average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 2 comments on this Senator's speeches — above average amongst Senators.
  • 8 people are tracking whenever this Senator speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 407 times in debates — well above average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)