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Nick Minchin, former Senator

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  • Former Liberal Party Senator for SA
  • Became a Senator on 1 July 1993 — Federal election
  • Left Senate on 30 June 2011 — retired

Most recent appearances in parliament

Valedictories: (21 Jun 2011)

“Your best speech will be your last one!”

Valedictories: (21 Jun 2011)

“The 30th of June will, in my case, bring to an end not just 18 years in the Senate but 32 years of full-time involvement in politics. Unusually for the conservative side of politics, I have spent virtually all my working life serving the Liberal cause rather than, perhaps more sensibly, pursuing a career in the profession for which I was trained: the law. My 18 years in this place were...”

Bills: National Radioactive Waste Management Bill 2010; Second Reading (15 Jun 2011)

“I rise to speak on this bill in my capacity as the minister responsible for radioactive waste from 1998 to 2001 and as the minister responsible for the Land Acquisition Act, and hence the acquisition of a radioactive site, from 2001 to 2007. So I do have a long and intimate association with this vexed issue. I regret to say that the way this issue has been handled over the last 20 years is an...”

More of Nick Minchin's recent appearances


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  • Has spoken in 0 debates in the last year — well below average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 2 comments on this Senator's speeches — average amongst Senators.
  • 16 people are tracking whenever this Senator speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 447 times in debates — well above average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)