Statements By Members – House Of Representatives

Statements by Members is an occasion in the House of Representatives when members have 90 seconds to speak on any subject they wish.

Statements by Members is usually held at 1.45pm for 15 minutes prior to Question Time.

Members usually take the opportunity to make a brief statement about people, events or occasions of note in their electorates. [Read more…]


Labor Wins Isaacs By-Election With 7.75% Primary Swing

The ALP candidate, Ann Corcoran, has won today’s by-election for the House of Representatives electorate of Isaacs, securing a 7.75% swing on the primary vote.

Ann Corcoran, ALP Member for IsaacsCorcoran has won 66% of the two-party-preferred vote, compared to 56.40% achieved by the ALP in 1998, a swing of 9.6%.

A 10% swing is a sizable swing, more than double the average swing against governments in by-elections. However, given that the Liberal Party did not field a candidate, caution should be adopted in interpreting the result. [Read more…]