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Alexander Downer, former Representative

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  • Former Liberal Party Representative for Mayo
  • Left House of Representatives on 14 July 2008 — Resigned
  • Entered House of Representatives on 1 December 1984 — Federal election

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Alexander Downer voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted very strongly for increasing competition in bulk wheat export. votes
  • Voted very strongly for regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted moderately for privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted very strongly for stem cell research. votes
  • Voted very strongly for more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted strongly against increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Voted strongly against extending government benefits to same-sex couples. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing availability of abortion drugs. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing consumer protections. votes

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Most recent appearances in parliament

Questions without Notice: Fuel Prices (27 May 2008)

“Mr Downer interjecting”

Questions without Notice: Fuel Prices (27 May 2008)

“You are participating in the debate now.”

Questions without Notice: Budget (14 May 2008)

“So he’s in order.”

More of Alexander Downer's recent appearances

Numbers

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  • Has spoken in 15 debates in the last year — well below average amongst Representatives.
  • People have made 0 comments on this Representative's speeches — well above average amongst Representatives.
  • This Representative's speeches are understandable to an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 3 people are tracking whenever this Representative speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 197 times in debates — well above average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)