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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: Automotive Transformation Scheme Amendment Bill 2014; Second Reading (2 Oct 2014)

“Last December, I think it was, I came across a car industry executive who was leaving the ministerial wing here in Parliament House—someone from South Australia whom I knew. I had a quick chat to him and it is fair to say he was ashen faced. What he said to me was not about the detail of the discussions he was having with the government at the time but about his deep concern that the...”

Matters of Public Importance: Climate Change (24 Sep 2014)

“It is good to see the member for Herbert staying here. I am sure he is on the speaking list with the opposition! On Sunday, which was a beautiful day in Melbourne following a rather tragic preliminary final the day before, I had the pleasure of attending a rally that I am told had up to 30,000 people present. It was the flagship event for Australia of the People's Climate March. It was the...”

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...”

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  • Has spoken in 39 debates in the last year — well below average amongst Representatives.
  • People have made 0 comments on this Representative's speeches — below average amongst Representatives.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 164 times in debates — below average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)