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Brendan Nelson, former Representative

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  • Former Liberal Party Representative for Bradfield
  • Left House of Representatives on 19 October 2009 — Resigned
  • Entered House of Representatives on 2 March 1996 — Federal election

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Brendan Nelson voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted very strongly against the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing competition in bulk wheat export. votes
  • Voted very strongly for voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing or removing the debt limit. votes
  • Voted very strongly for regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted very strongly for privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted very strongly for stem cell research. votes
  • Has never voted on more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Voted very strongly against decreasing the private health insurance rebate. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing the age pension. votes
  • Voted very strongly against extending government benefits to same-sex couples. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing availability of abortion drugs. votes
  • Voted strongly for the Intervention in the Northern Territory. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing consumer protections. votes

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Most recent appearances in parliament

International Tax Agreements Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2009: Second Reading (16 Sep 2009)

“I thank the Prime Minister, the Leader of the Opposition—my leader—and all of my colleagues who are here from this chamber and from the other place. You humble me by your presence and you honour the people I represent by being here. I thank you very much. It is with a sense of privilege, deep gratitude and team achievement that I make my final contribution to the parliament of...”

Private Health Insurance Legislation Amendment Bill 2009: Second Reading (25 Jun 2009)

“I wish to take the opportunity in the debate on this Private Health Insurance Legislation Amendment Bill 2009 to speak to two issues: the first is private health insurance, and hospital care in particular; the second is to discuss issues in relation to deafness in newborns and infants in particular. The editor of the Medical Journal of Australia, Martin Van Der Weyden, introduced his...”

Adjournment: Creeping Acquisition Legislation (24 Jun 2009)

“The Rudd government is considering legislation to deal with creeping acquisitions and, subject to scrutiny of the detail, it will have my support. In the space of two generations we have moved from a society in which churches pulled bigger crowds than clubs, corner stores were just that—on every corner—servos gave service under many brands and McDonald’s evoked humming about...”

More of Brendan Nelson's recent appearances

Numbers

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  • Has spoken in 11 debates in the last year — well below average amongst Representatives.
  • People have made 1 comment on this Representative's speeches — above average amongst Representatives.
  • This Representative's speeches are understandable to an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 9 people are tracking whenever this Representative speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 134 times in debates — average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)