Angus Taylor (Lib – Hume) – First Speech

Angus Taylor was first elected as the Liberal member for Hume at the 2013 federal election.

Taylor

Taylor succeeded Albie Schultz who had held the seat since 1998. [Read more…]


Ann Sudmalis (Lib – Gilmore) – First Speech

Ann Sudmalis was first elected as the Liberal member for Gilmore at the 2013 federal election.

Sudmalis

Sudmalis succeeded the popular Joanna Gash in one of the few seats that swung to the ALP in the election. Gash had held the seat since 1996. Since its creating in 1984, Gilmore has been held by The Nationals, the ALP and the Liberals.

Situated south of Sydney, Gilmore extends from Warilla in the north to Durras in the South, then west including much of the Budawang and Morton National Parks. It includes the towns and suburbs of Berry, Bomaderry, Gerringong, Kangaroo Valley, Kiama, Milton, Minnamurra, Nowra, Shellharbour, Shell Cove, Sussex Inlet, Ulladulla and Warilla. [Read more…]


Ian Goodenough (Lib – Moore) – First Speech

Ian Goodenough was first elected as the Liberal member for Moore at the 2013 federal election.

Goodenough

Moore is an outer metropolitan electorate in Perth, Western Australia. A mainly residential area, it includes coastal and urban areas from Mindarie and Clarkson in the north to Mullaloo in the south. The major suburbs include Duncraig, Hillarys, Heathridge, Mullaloo, Ocean Reef and Padbury.

The electorate has only been held by one Labor member, Allen Blanchard, from 1983 to 1990, since its creation in 1949. Goodenough succeeds Mal Washer who held the seat from 1998. [Read more…]


Christian Porter (Lib – Pearce) – First Speech

Christian Porter was first elected to the House of Representatives as the Liberal member for Pearce at the 2013 federal election.

Porter

Pearce is a safe Liberal electorate in Western Australia. It is located in the eastern region of outer metropolitan Perth and surrounding rural areas. It includes the coastal area from Quinns Rock to Lancelin. It covers the country centres of Gingin, Bindoon and Toodyay in the north, Northam and Grass Valley in the east, and York and Beverley to the south, plus the eastern portion of the Darling Ranges and the Swan Valley. [Read more…]


Lucy Wicks (Lib – Robertson) – First Speech

Lucy Wicks was first elected as the Liberal member for Robertson at the 2013 federal election.

Wicks

Wicks defeated Deborah O’Neill who won the seat for the ALP in 2010, replacing Belinda Neal who won it in 2007. O’Neill has since been appointed to the Senate, filling the casual vacancy created by the retirement of Bob Carr. Robertson was represented by the Liberal Party’s Jim Lloyd for the duration of the Howard government from 1996 to 2007.

Robertson is a New South Wales electorate situated north of Sydney. It extends from the Hawkesbury River in the south, then north to Kulnura and east to Lisarow. The main population centres include Gosford, Terrigal, Woy Woy and Erina. [Read more…]


Karen McNamara (Lib – Dobell) – First Speech

Karen McNamara was first elected as the Liberal member for Dobell at the 2013 federal election.

McNamara

McNamara replaced the scandal-plagued Craig Thomson who had represented the seat for the ALP since 2007.

Dobell is an electorate north of Sydney which includes areas of Wyong Shire, Hawkesbury Shire and Gosford City Council. Major towns in the electorate includes Bateau Bay, Berkeley Vale, Blue Haven, Matcham, Mount Elliot, Ourimbah, The Entrance, Warnervale, Wyoming, Wyong, the Yarramalong Valley and parts of Erina Heights, Gorokan, Holgate, Lisarow, Kulnura, Narara, Niagara Park and Wamberal. [Read more…]


Eric Hutchinson (Lib – Lyons) – First Speech

Eric Hutchinson was first elected as the Liberal member for Lyons at the federal election of 2013.

Hutchinson

Hutchinson defeated Dick Adams who had held the seat for 20 years from 1993. Previously, the seat had been held for the Liberals by Max Burr, first as Wilmot from 1975 and then Lyons from 1984. Prior to Burr, the seat was held for the ALP by Gil Duthie from 1946 until 1975. [Read more…]