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  • Former National Party Senator for NSW
  • Became a Senator on 1 July 2008 — Federal election
  • Left Senate on 1 July 2019 — retired

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Parliamentary Representation: Valedictory (3 Apr 2019)

“I will be brief. I just rise to say a few words of thanks in the order of the speeches tonight. On Senator Nigel Scullion, my leader in the Senate, my mate and my good friend, Senator McCarthy said it well: you can never question his commitment, his passion and his loyalty to our First Australians. That's probably the greatest legacy he'll leave here. I will tell a little story. About six...”

Parliamentary Representation: Valedictory (3 Apr 2019)

“Tell me about it!”

Bills: Treasury Laws Amendment (Increasing the Instant Asset Write-Off for Small Business Entities) Bill 2019; Second Reading (3 Apr 2019)

“I just want to make a few comments on this very good piece of legislation. It's amazing that Senator Cameron says he opposes anticompetitive behaviour. We brought in the effects test—the amendment to section 46. Where were Labor? They were over there opposing the effects test. They wanted to protect big business so they could crush little business. Quite ironic, isn't it? We are the...”

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  • Has spoken in 108 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 4 comments on this Senator's speeches — above average amongst Senators.
  • 7 people are tracking whenever this Senator speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 478 times in debates — above average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)