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Adjournment: Environment (Question No. 210) (2 Oct 2014)

“asked the Minister for the Environment, in writing, on 14 July 2014: (1)    Is it a fact that under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, any action that has the potential to significantly impact a population of a threatened species must be referred to his department for assessment. (2)    Was the Victorian Department of Environment...”

Bills: Automotive Transformation Scheme Amendment Bill 2014; Second Reading (1 Oct 2014)

“It was not always the case that the Liberal Party was so hostile toward manufacturing in general and the car industry in particular. You did not use to get the sneering references to 'industry welfare' and 'picking winners' and so on that tend to mark the modern debate. Indeed, the founder of the Liberal Party, Sir Robert Menzies, said—and I go back to 1964 when he was opening the...”

Bills: Automotive Transformation Scheme Amendment Bill 2014; Second Reading (1 Oct 2014)

“He said: I found myself as Prime Minister greatly concerned to see whether we could establish an industry of building motor vehicles in Australia, and this was regarded by a lot of people with some horror and we had all sorts of expert advice. Expert advice is the very devil. You want to have at least a hundred experts and then conduct a Gallup Poll among them and then think out the answer...”

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  • Has spoken in 64 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") 357 times in debates — above average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)