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Address-In-Reply Speech: Mark Latham, Leader of the Opposition

This is the Address-in-Reply speech of the Leader of the Opposition, Mark Latham.

The Address-in-Reply debate is the formal occasion in which members can respond to the Governor-General’s speech opening Parliament.

The speech turned out to be one of Latham’s last contributions to the House. He resigned the leadership of the ALP and his seat of Werriwa in January 2005.

In the speech, Latham baited visitors in the public gallery who were waiting to hear Malcolm Turnbull’s maiden speech. The future prime minister spoke after Latham. [Read more…]