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  • Former Liberal Party Representative for Bennelong
  • Left House of Representatives on 11 November 2017 — Resigned
  • Entered House of Representatives on 21 August 2010 — Federal election

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How John Alexander voted on key issues since 2006:

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

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RSS feed Most recent appearances in parliament

Adjournment: Media (25 Oct 2017)

“Tonight I tell a story, a scandalous tale of untruths—perhaps unintentional ones; ones that may perhaps be newsworthy. Were they true? They were not.”

Adjournment: Media (25 Oct 2017)

“Fear not; I'm not talking about you guys. There is a trend amongst gossip columnists and, of more concern, also amongst genuine journalists to write that I am thinking of retiring. This is not true. I am thinking about our housing affordability crisis. I'm thinking about high-speed rail and how to unburden our overloaded cities. I'm thinking about how to curb our obesity levels and get our...”

Statements by Members: Bennelong Electorate: Leukaemia Foundation (25 Oct 2017)

“Members who were here in 2015 may remember my 100-kay walk around the electorate, raising money and awareness for motor neurone disease. All will be pleased to know that it's back this year, with the only change being that we are supporting the Leukaemia Foundation. A letter and a map of my walk will be hitting MPs' letterboxes today with details of where I have been walking and where I'm...”

More of John Alexander's recent appearances

Numbers

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  • Has spoken in 54 debates in the last year — below average amongst Representatives.
  • People have made 0 comments on this Representative's speeches — below average amongst Representatives.
  • This Representative's speeches are understandable to an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 15 people are tracking whenever this Representative speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 283 times in debates — average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)