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Penny Wright, former Senator

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  • Former Australian Greens Senator for SA
  • Became a Senator on 1 July 2011 — Federal election
  • Left Senate on 10 September 2015 — Resigned

Most recent appearances in parliament

Motions: Women in Afghanistan (20 Aug 2015)

“I seek leave to amend motion 823 standing in my name. Leave granted. I move the amended motion: That the Senate: (a) notes that: (i) the costs of political unrest fall disproportionately on the rights and wellbeing of women, and (ii) the Support Association for the Women of Afghanistan (SAWA)—Australia was established in 2004, and that SAWA—Australia (South Australia) was set up...”

Parliamentary Representation: Valedictory (19 Aug 2015)

“I stand here to make my valedictory speech with an immense sense of gratitude. First, I am grateful for this opportunity to put a few things on the record and to say some much needed thankyous. As many people already know, I have made a decision to step aside from my position as a senator for South Australia after only four years due to an illness in my family. It was not an easy decision to...”

Bills: Crimes Legislation Amendment (Powers, Offences and Other Measures) Bill 2015; In Committee (19 Aug 2015)

“I move Australian Greens amendment (2) on sheet 7736 to oppose schedule 6 of the bill. (1) Schedule 5, page 10 (lines 1 to 26), TO BE OPPOSED. (2) Schedule 6, page 11 (lines 1 to 23), TO BE OPPOSED. Schedule 6 of this bill introduces mandatory minimum sentencing of five years imprisonment for firearm trafficking offences. In its 22nd report of the 44th Parliament, the Parliamentary Joint...”

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  • Has spoken in 92 debates in the last year — above average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 1 comment on this Senator's speeches — average amongst Senators.
  • 7 people are tracking whenever this Senator speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 275 times in debates — average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)