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  • Australian Labor Party Senator for WA
  • Shadow Minister for Communications (Senate) (since 28 Jan 2021)
    Shadow Assistant Minister for Employment and Skills (since 28 Jan 2021)
    Shadow Assistant Minister for Manufacturing (since 2 Jun 2019)
  • Became a Senator on 1 July 2008 — Federal election
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Bills: Social Security Legislation Amendment (Streamlined Participation Requirements and Other Measures) Bill 2021; Second Reading (30 Mar 2022)

“The Social Security Legislation Amendment (Streamlined Participation Requirements and Other Measures) Bill 2021 certainly did need revising, but Labor is now in a position to support it. It seeks to streamline social security law in relation to JobSeeker payments under the new employment services model, taking effect from the beginning of the new financial year. Labor was very concerned that...”

Regulations and Determinations: Industry Research and Development (Underwriting New Generation Investments Program) Instrument 2021; Disallowance (30 Mar 2022)

“Labor has also consistently criticised the government's Underwriting New Generation Investments program since its announcement in 2018. It lacks both transparency and integrity. It has given disgraced minister Angus Taylor a blank cheque to fund pet projects, without due process. Industry and experts tell us that it will push up power prices and expose taxpayers to risky investments. The...”

Parliamentary Representation: Valedictory (30 Mar 2022)

“Comrade Carr, I hope that you will have the opportunity to come back and make some valedictory remarks and that we will be able to pay proper tribute to your fantastic career then. Right now, though, in case we don't get that opportunity, I want to say that Kim's absolutely enormous intelligence, the traditional, very masculine senatorial type that he has displayed, and his loud booming voice...”

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  • Has spoken in 59 debates in the last year — above average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 2 comments on this Senator's speeches — above average amongst Senators.
  • 13 people are tracking whenever this Senator speaks — email me whenever Louise Pratt speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 529 times in debates — above average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)

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