Although perhaps the most anticipated, Clive Palmer’s was not the only maiden speech to be heard in Parliament yesterday. There were, in fact, six maiden speeches given, and funnily enough, Palmer spoke for the least amount of time. Traditionally, maiden speeches serve to introduce policy agenda to the Parliament albeit in an anecdotal and emotional way; yesterday did not disappoint.

Here’s an excerpt from all six of the speeches given to introduce you to our newest MPs ...