Julian Leeser (Lib-Berowra) – Maiden Speech

Julian Leeser, the Liberal member for Berowra, has delivered his maiden speech to the House of Representatives.

Leeser

Leeser, 40, succeeded Philip Ruddock in the safe Liberal electorate. Ruddock served 43 years in the House and held Berowra for 23 years from 1993. [Read more…]


Mike Freelander (ALP-Macarthur) – Maiden Speech

Mike Freelander, the ALP member for Macarthur, has delivered his maiden speech to the House of Representatives.

Freelander

Freelander, aged 62-63, won the New South Wales electorate with a swing of 11.72%, the largest of any seat in the 2016 federal election. He defeated Russell Matheson, who had represented the seat for the Liberal Party since 2010. The Liberal Party had held the seat since 1996. [Read more…]


Sen. Malarndirri McCarthy (ALP-NT) – Maiden Speech

Senator Malarndirri McCarthy has delivered her maiden speech as an ALP representative from the Northern Territory.

McCarthy

McCarthy is the second indigenous woman to be elected to the Senate. She succeeds the first, Nova Peris, who served one term following the 2013 federal election. McCarthy is joined by the first indigenous woman to be elected to the House of Representatives, Linda Burney, the ALP member for Barton. [Read more…]


Llew O’Brien (Nats-Wide Bay) – Maiden Speech

Llew O’Brien, the Nationals member for Wide Bay, has delivered his maiden speech to the House of Representatives.

O'Brien

O’Brien succeeded former Nationals leader Warren Truss, who represented the Queensland seat for 26 years from 1990. [Read more…]


Sen. Pauline Hanson (One Nation-Qld) – Maiden Speech

Senator Pauline Hanson has delivered her maiden speech to the Senate, as a Queensland representative of Pauline Hanson’s One Nation.

Hanson

The speech came 20 years and 4 days since Hanson gave her maiden speech as the member for Oxley in the House of Representatives, during the first year of the Howard government. Hanson had been elected as a disendorsed Liberal candidate. She founded her own party but was defeated at the 1998 election. [Read more…]


Susan Templeman (ALP-Macquarie) – Maiden Speech

Susan Templeman has delivered her maiden speech to the House of Representatives as the Labor member for Macquarie.

Templeman

Templeman is a former journalist who reported on federal politics in the 1980s. She subsequently became a media trainer. She also contested Macquarie in 2010 and 2013. [Read more…]


Brian Mitchell (ALP-Lyons) – Maiden Speech

Brian Mitchell, the new ALP member for Lyons, has delivered his maiden speech in the House of Representatives.

Mitchell

Mitchell, 49, won the Tasmanian seat from the Liberal Party’s Eric Hutchinson at the July 2 double dissolution election. Hutchinson held the seat for just one term. Previously, the ALP’s Dick Adams held the seat for 20 years from 1993. [Read more…]