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  • Australian Labor Party Representative for Port Adelaide
  • Shadow Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water (since 18 Oct 2013)
  • Entered House of Representatives on 24 November 2007 — Federal election
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Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Mark Butler 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 very strongly 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 strongly for the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. votes
  • Voted moderately for implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing competition in bulk wheat export. votes
  • Voted very strongly for recognising local government in the Constitution. votes
  • Voted very strongly 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 for 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 very strongly for increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted very strongly against privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted very strongly against more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted strongly for increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted very strongly 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 against live animal exports. votes
  • Voted very strongly for carbon farming. votes
  • Voted very strongly 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 very strongly for 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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Bills: Water Amendment (Review Implementation and Other Measures) Bill 2015; Second Reading (9 Feb 2016)

“I am pleased to rise to speak on behalf of the opposition on the Water Amendment (Review Implementation and Other Measures) Bill 2015 from last year. As I think all of us in this place know, disagreement over the management of our most important river system and out most important food bowl predates Federation. The first conference on the Murray was held in 1863, many decades before...”

Questions without Notice: Climate Change (30 Nov 2015)

“My question is also to the Minister for Foreign Affairs. In a press conference immediately after deposing the member for Warringah, the Minister for Foreign Affairs said: … we've already announced climate targets for Paris in December and I expect those targets to continue. But The Australian reports today that the Prime Minister will tell the Paris conference that there is scope to...”

Matters of Public Importance: Climate Change (26 Nov 2015)

“At the outset, as a South Australian MP, can I add my remarks to the words of the Prime Minister, the Leader of the Opposition and others about the bushfire disasters in South Australia over the last 36 hours. My wife's family has lost two farms—her auntie's and her cousin's. My thoughts are with Helen and Andrew, Belinda and Ed. All our thoughts are with the volunteer firefighters, the...”

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  • Has spoken in 38 debates in the last year — well 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 19–20 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") 193 times in debates — below average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)