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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: Clean Energy Finance Corporation (Abolition) Bill 2013 [No. 2]; Consideration in Detail (27 Mar 2014)

“This is a wonderful opportunity to expand on the comments I did not have time to make because this bill has been so outrageously gagged by a government that seems far more interested in extending and meandering through the address-in-reply process than allowing a focused debate on such an important area of policy. It is clearly the case that this bill was cognately debated as one of 11 bills...”

Bills: Clean Energy Finance Corporation (Abolition) Bill 2013 [No. 2]; Second Reading (27 Mar 2014)

“If we had more than 26 minutes for the whole chamber to debate this bill, maybe I would. Given that this bill has been gagged for 26— Opposition members interjecting— No, it was debated cognately with 11 other bills. It is a very interesting question, and maybe the member and I can have a talk about it after. From 2015 the CEFC starts returning money to the budget. The cost of...”

Bills: Clean Energy Finance Corporation (Abolition) Bill 2013 [No. 2]; Second Reading (27 Mar 2014)

“We now have 27 minutes available to debate the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (Abolition) Bill 2013 [No. 2]—a very important bill which was not able to be debated last time the package of changes to the clean energy system were before this House, because it was part of a cognate debate concerning 11 bills. This really does fly in the face all of this government's protestations of...”

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  • Has spoken in 30 debates in the last year — below average amongst Representatives.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 144 times in debates — below average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)