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Bob Debus, former Representative

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  • Former Australian Labor Party Representative for Macquarie
  • Left House of Representatives on 21 August 2010 — retired
  • Entered House of Representatives on 24 November 2007 — Federal election

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Bob Debus voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted very strongly against government administered paid parental leave. votes
  • Voted moderately for the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. votes
  • Voted moderately for increasing competition in bulk wheat export. votes
  • Voted very strongly against voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing or removing the debt limit. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted very strongly against more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted very strongly for decreasing the private health insurance rebate. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing the age pension. votes
  • Voted very strongly for extending government benefits to same-sex couples. votes
  • Voted very strongly against the Intervention in the Northern Territory. votes
  • Voted very strongly against encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing consumer protections. votes

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Most recent appearances in parliament

Trade Practices Amendment (Australian Consumer Law) Bill (No. 2) 2010: Second Reading (23 Jun 2010)

“The Trade Practices Amendment (Australian Consumer Law) Bill (No. 2) 2010 will mean that all consumers will have the same rights, all businesses will have the same obligations and, for the first time, all regulators around Australia will have the same powers to enforce consumer laws. As the minister indicated when introducing this bill, it is the most far-reaching reform in this area since...”

Territories Law Reform Bill 2010: Second Reading (21 Jun 2010)

“The first recommendation of the landmark 2003 inquiry report by the Joint Standing Committee on the National Capital and External Territories on the governance of Norfolk Island—entitled Quis custodiet ipsos custodies?is: The continuation of the self government of Norfolk Island, as provided for under the Norfolk Island Act 1979 (Cth) … be conditional on the timely implementation...”

Questions without Notice: Building the Education Revolution Program (21 Jun 2010)

“My question is to the Minister for Education, Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations and Minister for Social Inclusion. Will the minister inform the House of progress with the Trade Training Centres in Schools Program, threats to its future rollout and threats to other government programs, especially in western New South Wales?”

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Numbers

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  • Has spoken in 11 debates in the last year — well below average amongst Representatives.
  • People have made 2 comments on this Representative's speeches — above average amongst Representatives.
  • This Representative's speeches are understandable to an average 19–20 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 6 people are tracking whenever this Representative speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 39 times in debates — well below average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)