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  • Australian Labor Party Representative for Chisholm
  • Changed party from Speaker on 5 Aug 2013; from Deputy-Speaker on 9 Oct 2012; from Australian Labor Party on 11 Feb 2008
  • Entered House of Representatives on 3 October 1998 — Federal election
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Bills: Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill 2014; Consideration in Detail (4 Sep 2014)

“Like almost everything the Abbott government has done in its first year, the changes proposed to our higher education system in this bill, the Higher Education and Research Reform Bill 2014, are more about achieving the government's ideological agenda than simply finding savings. This legislation proposes a radical shift in the way our universities and higher education institutions are funded...”

Private Members' Business: South Sea Islanders (1 Sep 2014)

“I also rise to speak on the motion, acknowledging the 20th anniversary of the Australian government's recognition of Australian-born South Sea islanders as a distinct ethnic group in Australia. I commend the member for Dawson for bringing the motion before the House. I also recognise the member for Hinkler and the constituents from his electorate who have made the long journey to...”

Motions: Boer War (1 Sep 2014)

“I move: That this House acknowledges: (1) that as we approach the Centenary of ANZAC we also reflect on the forgotten war in which Australians first participated—the Boer War; (2) that as a parliament and parliamentarians we remember the beginning of Australian military history in which more than 23,000 Australian men and women put on uniforms to fight in South Africa and that about...”

More of Ms Anna Burke's recent appearances


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  • Has spoken in 38 debates in the last year — below average amongst Representatives.
  • People have made 1 comment on this Representative's speeches — average amongst Representatives.
  • This Representative's speeches are understandable to an average 15–16 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 523 times in debates — well above average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)