Five-a-Day I’ve always been a fan of three types of parliamentary speeches: maiden (or first) speeches, condolence speeches, and valedictory speeches. Some of the most natural speeches and thoughtful comments can be heard in all of these. Cathy McGowan (Ind-Indi) delivers her valedictory speech Not every member gets to deliver a valedictory speech. Those who […]
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Five-a-Day 1994 was a year of turmoil for the Liberal Party. The year began with Dr. John Hewson as leader of the party, despite his defeat at the 1993 federal election, a defeat that delivered Paul Keating a full term and the Labor government a fifth term. In May, the dam burst and Hewson was […]
Five-a-Day: Fraser Snatches Liberal Leadership from Snedden
Five-a-Day My audio archive contains broadcasts relating to current events, politics and elections. It includes speeches, interviews, press conferences, election night broadcasts and myriad radio programs dating back to 1972. As of today, my finalised audio collection consists of 1.23 terabytes of 64,476 separate items. These are all labelled and sorted into 3,150 yearly, monthly […]
Full video of the ABC's television coverage of the 1996 federal election count.
This is the maiden speech by Alan Tudge, delivered in the House of Representatives on October 26, 2010. Tudge was 39 when he was elected to the Victorian electorate of Aston in Melbourne’s outer east. Watch Tudge’s maiden speech – final half only (16m): Aston had been held for the Liberal Party by Chris Pearce […]
Text of Prime Minister John McEwen's tribute to his predecessor Harold Holt.
A Century Apart, The Kooyong Elections Of 1922 And 2022.
At its latest meeting, the Reserve Bank of Australia board has maintained existing monetary policy settings.
Washington Post video timeline of events inside the Capitol siege on January 6, 2021.