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Valedictory Speeches – 2019

March 22, 2023 - 18:35 -- Admin

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. Not every member gets to deliver a valedictory speech. Those who announce their retirement, or those who lose […]

New Feature: Opening up the Audio Collection

March 19, 2023 - 17:04 -- Admin

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 and […]

Alan Tudge (Lib-Aston) – Maiden Speech and Resignation Statement

February 9, 2023 - 18:42 -- Admin

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 […]

Republic – Yes or No?

October 1, 2021 - 17:09 -- Admin

The document on this page is a scan of pamphlet produced by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet in 1997.

The document was produced in advance of the Constitutional Convention held in February 1998.

The referendum on the republic took place in November 1999.