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  • Australian Labor Party Representative for Ballarat
  • Shadow Minister for Health (since 18 Oct 2013)
  • Entered House of Representatives on 10 November 2001 — Federal election
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Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Ms Catherine King voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted very strongly for same sex marriage. votes
  • Voted very strongly for tobacco plain packaging. votes
  • Voted very strongly for a carbon price. votes
  • Voted moderately for increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted very strongly against government administered paid parental leave. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
  • Voted very strongly for the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted moderately for increasing competition in bulk wheat export. votes
  • Voted very strongly for recognising local government in the Constitution. votes
  • Voted moderately against temporary protection visas. votes
  • Voted very strongly against voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing or removing the debt limit. votes
  • Voted very strongly for a minerals resource rent tax . votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted very strongly against unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted strongly for increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted moderately against privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted very strongly for stem cell research. votes
  • Voted very strongly against more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted moderately for increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Voted strongly for increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted moderately for decreasing the private health insurance rebate. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing the price of subsidised medicine. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing the age pension. votes
  • Voted strongly for extending government benefits to same-sex couples. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing availability of abortion drugs. votes
  • Voted very strongly against live animal exports. votes
  • Voted very strongly for carbon farming. votes
  • Voted moderately against decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Voted very strongly for re-approving/ re-registering agvet chemicals. votes
  • Has never voted on the Intervention in the Northern Territory. votes
  • Voted very strongly against an emissions reduction fund. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing funding for road infrastructure. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Voted strongly for increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted very strongly against encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted moderately for increasing consumer protections. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing public access to government data. votes
  • Voted very strongly for an NBN (using fibre to the premises). votes
  • Has never voted on decreasing ABC and SBS funding. votes

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RSS feed Most recent appearances in parliament

Matters of Public Importance: Budget (5 May 2016)

“So he claims it is $60 in his seat. What you do not understand is that you will not be paying just $60—and that is people who are not being bulk-billed; bulk-billing rates are already high in this country and they will start to drop—it is concession card patients who are currently being bulk-billed who will be paying more and more, and patients who are currently paying co-payments...”

Matters of Public Importance: Budget (5 May 2016)

“It is always a delight to follow the member for Lyons, who I think represents some of the poorest communities across Australia. He seems to be such a champion of those poor people in his community that he somehow thinks that this budget, which puts most of the investment into the top end of town over people in his electorate, is somehow a fair budget. Let me go to one of the areas in...”

Questions without Notice: Dental Health (2 May 2016)

“Mr Speaker, I rise on a point of order on relevance. Minister, you need to talk about the billion dollars you are cutting—”

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  • Has spoken in 58 debates in the last year — below average amongst Representatives.
  • People have made 1 comment on this Representative's speeches — average amongst Representatives.
  • This Representative's speeches are understandable to an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 39 people are tracking whenever this Representative speaks — email me whenever Ms Catherine King speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 327 times in debates — average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)