What is the longest speech ever given in Parliament, and what was it about?

Hi Dorothy, thanks for the question! The longest speech in the Australian Parliament was made by Senator Albert Gardiner in 1918. He spoke for 12 hours and 40 minutes on the Commonwealth Electoral Bill 1918. After this speech, time limits for speeches were introduced in the Senate and House of Representatives!

A man in a dark suit is standing at a desk in a red room. He is speaking. Other men and women also in suits sit at desks around him.

A senator speaking in the Senate.

Michael Masters/DPS Auspic

A senator speaking in the Senate.

A man in a dark suit is standing at a desk in a red room. He is speaking. Other men and women also in suits sit at desks around him.

Michael Masters/DPS Auspic

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A senator speaking in the Senate.