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Mark Furner, former Senator

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  • Former Australian Labor Party Senator for Queensland
  • Became a Senator on 1 July 2008 — Federal election
  • Left Senate on 30 June 2014 — retired

Most recent appearances in parliament

Motions: Budget (26 Jun 2014)

“I rise this afternoon to make a contribution in respect to this notice of motion of the government's budget being an affront with Australia's sense of fairness. In doing so I would like to respond to Senator Eggleston's remarks in some regard. I do wish him well in his future; he has been in the Senate for a long period of time and is a very learned senator from Western Australia. I would...”

Motions: Budget (26 Jun 2014)

“Order! Senator Polley, you should refer to the Prime Minister in the correct title.”

Committees: Membership (26 Jun 2014)

“Order! The President has received letters from party leaders requesting changes in the membership of various committees.”

More of Mark Furner's recent appearances


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  • Has spoken in 40 debates in the last year — average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 2 comments on this Senator's speeches — average amongst Senators.
  • 6 people are tracking whenever this Senator speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 190 times in debates — average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)