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  • Liberal Party Representative for Menzies
  • Minister for Defence (since 23 Nov 2014)
  • Entered House of Representatives on 11 May 1991 — Byelection
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Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Kevin Andrews voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted very strongly against same sex marriage. votes
  • Voted very strongly against tobacco plain packaging. votes
  • Voted very strongly against a carbon price. votes
  • Voted very strongly 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 the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. votes
  • Voted moderately against implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing competition in bulk wheat export. votes
  • Voted very strongly for recognising local government in the Constitution. votes
  • Voted very strongly for temporary protection visas. votes
  • Voted very strongly for voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted moderately 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 moderately for 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 strongly against increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted very strongly for privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted very strongly against stem cell research. votes
  • Voted very strongly for more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Voted 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 a mixture of for and against increasing the age pension. votes
  • Voted very strongly against extending government benefits to same-sex couples. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing availability of abortion drugs. 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 the Intervention in the Northern Territory. 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 strongly against increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted very strongly for encouraging Australian-based industry. 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

Ministerial Statements: Middle East (26 Feb 2015)

“by leave—Irise today to update the parliament and the Australian people about Australia's missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. Iraq — overview Last month , the Prime Minister and I visited Iraq and the Middle East region. This was my first opportunity as Minister for Defence to visit our Australian Defence Force personnel deployed on operations, and I was deeply impressed by their...”

Bills: Defence Trade Controls Amendment Bill 2015; Second Reading (26 Feb 2015)

“I move: That this bill be now read a second time. The purpose of this bill is to amend the Defence Trade Controls Act 2012 to address concerns about its impact on Australian industry and research institutions. This bill will strengthen national security by enabling Defence to focus its regulatory attention on higher-risk activities with respect to the non-physical supply and transfer of...”

Questions without Notice: Defence (24 Feb 2015)

“I thank the member for Solomon for her question and also thank her for the commendable job she does in representing the people of Darwin in this parliament, which includes some 5,000 military personnel. On that note, there are very significant military bases in the electorate of Solomon and in Darwin. I congratulate her also on recently being appointed as the chair of the coalition's...”

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  • Has spoken in 44 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 292 times in debates — average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)