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Bills: Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Closing Loopholes No. 2) Bill 2023; Third Reading (8 Feb 2024)

“On a point of order to the chair, and the President might like to consider this: when a group of farmers expressed a view and applauded in the chamber earlier in the week, they were threatened with removal. They were threatened with removal. My simple point is, quite frankly, if there's going to be applause from the gallery and stuff like that, that's fine, but I know what the standing orders...”

Condolences: Lightfoot, Mr Philip Ross (7 Feb 2024)

“I too would like to make a contribution on the condolence motion for former senator Ross Lightfoot. I think I'm one of the few who remain in the place that served with Ross. He certainly could be described in today's parlance as a colourful character. As has been indicated by some of my colleagues, he held some views that would certainly not hold sway today. He wasn't afraid of a stoush, and...”

Questions without Notice: Take Note of Answers: Answers to Questions (7 Feb 2024)

“While taking note today of all answers to questions from the opposition to the government, I intend to focus on two of those questions. Firstly, I want to offer my support for the question and the taking note by Senator Fawcett in relation to the potential donation of helicopters to Ukraine. If there were a subject matter expert on any particular topic, Senator Fawcett would be that in...”

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  • Has spoken in 60 debates in the last year — below average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 2 comments on this Senator's speeches — above average amongst Senators.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 845 times in debates — well above average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)

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