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Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Tony Abbott voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted very strongly against same sex marriage. votes
  • Has never voted on tobacco plain packaging. votes
  • Voted strongly against a carbon price. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted moderately 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 a mixture of for and against implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing competition in bulk wheat export. votes
  • Has never voted on recognising local government in the Constitution. votes
  • Voted moderately for temporary protection visas. votes
  • Voted moderately for voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing or removing the debt limit. votes
  • Voted moderately against a minerals resource rent tax . votes
  • Voted strongly against increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted moderately for regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted strongly for unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Voted very strongly against restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and 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 strongly against increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted very strongly against decreasing the private health insurance rebate. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing the price of subsidised medicine. votes
  • Has never voted on 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
  • Has never voted on carbon farming. votes
  • Voted moderately for decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Has never voted on re-approving/ re-registering agvet chemicals. votes
  • Voted very strongly for the Intervention in the Northern Territory. votes
  • Has never voted on an emissions reduction fund. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing funding for road infrastructure. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted very strongly for encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted moderately 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
  • Has never voted on decreasing ABC and SBS funding. votes

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Bills: Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Bill 2017; Second Reading (4 Dec 2017)

“I should begin by acknowledging the tireless efforts of the member for Leichhardt to bring about the change that we debate today. I should also note the passion and the commitment of the members for Brisbane, Goldstein and North Sydney and, indeed, of Senator Smith in the other place. I admire the commitment that they have brought to this long campaign and I accept that what they have fought...”

Constituency Statements: McPhee, Ms Anna (5 Sep 2017)

“Too many people don't get the recognition they deserve. Even today, despite the wonders of modern medicine, too many people are cut down in their prime. Today I rise to pay tribute to Anna McPhee, a former Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency head; a former chief of staff to New South Wales Premier Barry O'Farrell; a business-group head; a constituent; and a friend, who has...”

Statements by Members: Johnson, Mr John Richard 'Johno', KCSG (9 Aug 2017)

“I rise to mourn John 'Johno' Johnson, for 13 years president of the New South Wales Legislative Council—a fine Australian, a great servant of the Labor Party and a friend to many on this side of politics too. Johno had four great loyalties: to his party, of which he was a life member; to his country, which he served indefatigably in many ways rather than merely in the parliament; to his...”

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  • Has spoken in 3 debates in the last year — well below average amongst Representatives.
  • People have made 25 comments on this Representative's speeches — well above average amongst Representatives.
  • This Representative's speeches are understandable to an average 16–17 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") 1321 times in debates — well above average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)