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- Liberal Party Senator for Tasmania
- Shadow Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations (since 3 Mar 2011)
Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (since 3 Mar 2011)
Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (since 3 May 2010)
Shadow Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations (since 8 Dec 2009)
- Became a Senator on 22 February 1994
- Email me whenever Eric Abetz speaks (no more than once per day)
- Regulations and Determinations: Building Code 2013; Disallowance (15 May 2013)
“I move: That the Building Code 2013 be disallowed. The Building Code the government has sought to implement needs to be rejected. Firstly, the code was signed off by the minister without any consultation with industry stakeholders. I make that point again—it was without any consultation with industry stakeholders. One has to ask the question: why would a minister for workplace relations...”
- Questions without Notice: Take Note of Answers: Budget (15 May 2013)
- Questions without Notice: Budget, Asylum Seekers (15 May 2013)
“Mr President, I ask a further supplementary question. Will the minister confirm that the $5 billion blow-out in border protection costs is more than three times the cost of the personal income tax cuts the government scrapped last week or would have been enough to build five brand-new world-class teaching hospitals?”
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- Has spoken in 128 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Senators.
- People have made 10 comments on this Senator's speeches — well above average amongst Senators.
- 28 people are tracking whenever this Senator speaks — email me whenever Eric Abetz speaks.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1145 times in debates — well above average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)