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Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Laurie Ferguson voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted moderately 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 moderately against regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted very strongly against unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Voted very strongly for restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted strongly for increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted very strongly 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 very 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 strongly against decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Voted very strongly for re-approving/ re-registering agvet chemicals. votes
  • Voted very strongly against 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
  • Has never voted on increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted very strongly against encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted very strongly 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
  • Voted very strongly against decreasing ABC and SBS funding. votes

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Private Members' Business: Tuberculosis (24 Mar 2015)

“Oh, more than one person. I commend this resolution. It is great to see this initiative, particularly by Queensland members, who are more centred on this issue than other parts of the country. There have been initiatives by Results and by the World Health Organization—they certainly are to be supported—and the recent voting and money by the government is to be commended. Debate...”

Private Members' Business: Tuberculosis (24 Mar 2015)

“It is indeed timely that this resolution is before the Federation Chamber today, because, as other speakers have mentioned, it is World Tuberculosis Day and there has been the foundation forum here today to discuss the issues related to it, but also because the respected NGO RESULTS visited many members over the past week. RESULTS, whilst critical of the government's reduction in foreign aid,...”

Bills: Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014; Second Reading (18 Mar 2015)

“I approach this legislation in the context of two of my father's favourite dicta: 'Politics is the art of the possible,' and, 'One should be thankful for small mercies'—because, quite frankly, I think we should be very thankful that the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security has very thoroughly investigated this bill and that these 39 recommendations, obviously...”

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  • Has spoken in 53 debates in the last year — below average amongst Representatives.
  • People have made 5 comments on this Representative's speeches — well 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 256 times in debates — average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)