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Matters of Public Importance: Budget (25 Sep 2014)

“I am glad that we are having a debate about jobs. We do not do it often enough. Unemployment is way too high. We have over 750,000 people unemployed, with unemployment at over six per cent. Our youth unemployment is much higher again. Long-term unemployment is growing. Regional unemployment is way too high. There is widespread, under-acknowledged underemployment. Unemployment is serious and...”

Bills: Customs Amendment (Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement Implementation) Bill 2014; Second Reading (24 Sep 2014)

“I want to acknowledge and congratulate the Australian Council of Trade Unions, the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union, the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union and the AFTINET for the work that they have done concerning the Korea bilateral trade agreement. I want to make it absolutely clear to the House that I share their concerns about the investor-state dispute settlement...”

Committees: Treaties Committee; Report (24 Sep 2014)

“I rise to support the remarks made by the committee chair and I want to strongly endorse the conclusion in the report of the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties that the health of the East Asian-Australasian Flyway for migratory shorebirds continues to decline. I also want to endorse the committee's hope that the treaties between Australia and China, Japan, and Korea for the protection of...”

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  • Has spoken in 61 debates in the last year — average amongst Representatives.
  • People have made 7 comments on this Representative's speeches — well 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") 354 times in debates — above average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)