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  • Australian Labor Party Representative for Port Adelaide
  • Shadow Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water (since 18 Oct 2013)
  • Entered House of Representatives on 24 November 2007 — Federal election
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Bills: Australian Renewable Energy Agency (Repeal) Bill 2014; Second Reading (28 Aug 2014)

“I rise in opposition to this bill and move: That all words after “That” be omitted with a view to substituting the following words: “whilst not declining to give the Bill a second reading the House notes: (1) the Government’s plan to abolish the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) is contrary to the advice of experts; (2) the ARENA adds a great deal of value to...”

Bills: Australian Renewable Energy Agency (Repeal) Bill 2014; Second Reading (28 Aug 2014)

“I still have a lot of business cards left over, I can say! It is hard to get them all out in four weeks! But I was able to announce a wonderful project—the AGL solar project in northern New South Wales. It is a project split between Nyngan and Broken Hill, together amounting to about 155 megawatts. This is the largest PV solar farm in the southern hemisphere. As it happens—not...”

Bills: Australian Renewable Energy Agency (Repeal) Bill 2014; Second Reading (28 Aug 2014)

“You can add this to a very long, fast-growing list of broken promises by this government. We understand that later today we are going to see the latest in a series of broken promises when this government releases, it would appear, the review report into the renewable energy target. This is notwithstanding the clearest possible promise before the election that this government would support the...”

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  • Has spoken in 37 debates in the last year — below average amongst Representatives.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 162 times in debates — below average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)