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John Madigan, former Senator

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  • Former Independent Senator for Victoria
  • Changed party from Democratic Labor Party on 4 Sep 2014
  • Became a Senator on 1 July 2011 — Federal election
  • Left Senate on 9 May 2016 — unknown

Most recent appearances in parliament

Committees: Community Affairs References Committee; Report (4 May 2016)

“This was a landmark inquiry and I was pleased to co-sponsor the motion that led to this inquiry with Senator Wang. The inquiry has received more than 1,200 submissions, many of them are extraordinary accounts of debilitation and courage and in some cases desperation and hopelessness. Lyme sufferers in Australia and their families are courageous people. In the face of life-destroying sickness...”

Matters of Public Importance: Budget (4 May 2016)

“Yesterday's budget had the occasional bright spot. The proposed job path program in particular appears to be a constructive attempt to tackle the dire problem of youth unemployment in this country. But, on balance, this is a deplorable budget. While there are a few positive measures, it is completely unacceptable that the government is seeking to fund these measures at the expense of those...”

Adjournment: Family Law (3 May 2016)

“Thirteen years ago, this parliament recognised the need for a completely fresh approach to family separation. It recommended a new, non-adversarial system to protect hundreds of thousands of Australian kids and their families from the harm caused by our family courts and adversarial legal system. Three months ago, the Senate passed a motion calling upon the government to recognize that...”

More of John Madigan's recent appearances


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  • Has spoken in 54 debates in the last year — below average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 21 comments on this Senator's speeches — well above average amongst Senators.
  • 24 people are tracking whenever this Senator speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 160 times in debates — below average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)