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Pat Farmer, former Representative

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  • Former Liberal Party Representative for Macarthur
  • Left House of Representatives on 21 August 2010 — retired
  • Entered House of Representatives on 10 November 2001 — Federal election

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Pat Farmer voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted very strongly for government administered paid parental leave. votes
  • Voted very strongly against the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. votes
  • Voted moderately for increasing competition in bulk wheat export. votes
  • Voted moderately for voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing or removing the debt limit. votes
  • Voted very strongly for regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted strongly for increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted very strongly for privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted very strongly for stem cell research. votes
  • Voted very strongly for more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Voted very strongly against decreasing the private health insurance rebate. votes
  • Voted very strongly for 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 the Intervention in the Northern Territory. votes
  • Has never voted on encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing consumer protections. votes

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Most recent appearances in parliament

Valedictory: (23 Jun 2010)

“In the year 2000, not long after I finished my run around Australia for the Centenary of Federation, a run that took me 191 days, 14,964 kilometres, I received a phone call from John Howard, the then Prime Minister of Australia. Mr Howard asked me whether I would consider a political career. He said, ‘Pat, if you would be prepared to run for the Liberal Party at the next federal...”

Valedictory: (23 Jun 2010)

“Sorry, Greg. I acknowledge the negative publicity that I received moving house from Campbelltown to Mosman. This occurred in January, and it was obviously a slow month for the media. The media believed that in order to represent an area you must sleep in that area. Well, they may well be right. This may seem a little strange to everybody here in this House, but I would like to thank the local...”

Constituency Statements: Budget (31 May 2010)

“In 2007 the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme underwent the most significant reform since its inception in 1948. These well-thought-out reforms were developed by the then health minister, Tony Abbott, and were designed to redirect the discounts which had been going to the pharmacists from the pharmaceutical manufacturers. The reforms were projected to save more than $580 million over the first...”

More of Pat Farmer's recent appearances

Numbers

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  • Has spoken in 8 debates in the last year — well 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 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 11 people are tracking whenever this Representative speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 39 times in debates — well below average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)