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Adjournment: Qantas (25 Mar 2014)

“This afternoon, members of the Transport Workers' Union came to Parliament House to talk about the current state of the Australian aviation industry. In 2013 Australia's aviation industry generated over $35 billion in revenue, yet wages cost the industry only one-seventh of that. The House will be aware that, following the release of their recent financial results, Qantas asked for government...”

Bills: Land Transport Infrastructure Amendment Bill 2014; Second Reading (20 Mar 2014)

“specifically, the labour market testing provisions. In November last year the coalition issued regulations under that legislation which make it much easier for employers to hire temporary foreign workers on 457 visas even when qualified Australian workers are readily available and willing to do the work. The figures from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection say that, for 65 per...”

Bills: Land Transport Infrastructure Amendment Bill 2014; Second Reading (20 Mar 2014)

“I am pleased to support your ruling, Mr Deputy Speaker. I am being directly relevant to the bill, which concerns land transport infrastructure in this country. The federal government's $1.5 billion of proposed expenditure on the East West Link is a prime example and is one of the key issues this country needs to debate. At the end of September 2013 there were 13,440 temporary foreign workers...”

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  • Has spoken in 42 debates in the last year — average amongst Representatives.
  • People have made 3 comments on this Representative's speeches — above average amongst Representatives.
  • This Representative's speeches are understandable to an average 18–19 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") 327 times in debates — above average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)