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Alan Griffin, former Representative

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  • Former Australian Labor Party Representative for Bruce
  • Left House of Representatives on 9 May 2016 — retired
  • Entered House of Representatives on 13 March 1993 — Federal election

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Alan Griffin voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted consistently for same-sex marriage equality. votes
  • Voted consistently for tobacco plain packaging. votes
  • Voted consistently for a carbon price. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted consistently against government administered paid parental leave. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
  • Voted consistently for the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. votes
  • Voted generally against implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing competition in bulk wheat export. votes
  • Voted consistently for recognising local government in the Constitution. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against temporary protection visas. votes
  • Voted consistently against voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing or removing the Government debt limit. votes
  • Voted consistently for a minerals resource rent tax . votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted consistently against unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Voted consistently for restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted almost always for increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted consistently against privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted consistently for stem cell research. votes
  • Voted consistently against more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Voted almost always for increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted generally for decreasing the private health insurance rebate. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing the price of subsidised medicine. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing the age pension. votes
  • Voted almost always for extending government benefits to same-sex couples. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing availability of abortion drugs. votes
  • Voted consistently against live animal export. votes
  • Voted consistently for carbon farming. votes
  • Voted almost always against decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Voted consistently for re-approving/ re-registering agvet chemicals. votes
  • Voted consistently against the Intervention in the Northern Territory. votes
  • Voted consistently against an emissions reduction fund. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing funding for road infrastructure. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted consistently against encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing consumer protections. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing access under Freedom of Information law. votes
  • Voted consistently for an NBN (using fibre to the premises). votes
  • Voted consistently against decreasing ABC and SBS funding. votes
  • Voted consistently against tighter means testing of family payments . votes
  • Voted consistently against deregulating undergraduate university fees. votes
  • Has never voted on removing children from immigration detention. votes
  • Voted consistently against compensating victims of overseas terrorism since the September 11 attack. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing the diversity of media ownership. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing indexation of HECS-HELP debts. votes
  • Voted consistently against charging postgraduate research students fees. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing transparency of big business by making information public. votes
  • Voted consistently for letting environmental groups challenge the legality of certain government decisions. votes
  • Voted consistently for restricting donations to political parties. votes
  • Voted generally against Senate electoral reform. votes
  • Voted consistently for stopping tax avoidance or aggressive tax minimisation. votes
  • Voted consistently for ending illegal logging. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing parliamentary entitlements for current MPs and Senators. votes
  • Voted consistently against a plebiscite on the carbon pricing mechanism. votes
  • Voted generally against speeding things along in Parliament (procedural). votes
  • Voted generally against suspending the rules to allow a vote to happen (procedural). votes
  • Voted generally for letting all MPs or Senators speak in Parliament (procedural). votes
  • Voted generally for ending immigration detention on Nauru. votes
  • Voted generally for ending immigration detention on Manus Island. votes
  • Voted consistently for the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). votes
  • Voted consistently against an Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC). votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing scrutiny of unions. votes
  • Voted generally against turning back asylum boats when possible. votes
  • Voted consistently against expanding Medicare-funded dental care. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing eligibility requirements for Australian citizenship. votes
  • Voted consistently against making more water from Murray-Darling Basin available to use. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing political transparency. votes
  • Voted consistently against for increasing the Youth Allowance rate. votes
  • Voted generally for implementing the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. votes

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Most recent appearances in parliament

Governor-General's Speech: Address-in-Reply (5 May 2016)

“I would like to start by thanking the gallery for turning out in such numbers for my valedictory speech. It is something that I did not expect. I am very touched. I would have to say that, in some 23 years here, it is the largest crowd of interest that I have had from the gallery—other than the time I put a set of sunglasses on at about 6 in the morning. But I digress. I was not going...”

Governor-General's Speech: Address-in-Reply (5 May 2016)

“Member for McMillan, I tried, but we are both hard men to kill. I am going to jump around a bit because, as I said, I was not going to make a valedictory and I got talked into it. I was also threatened by a number of colleagues. You are just so lucky: 90-second statements today were going to be a rolling version of 'what I would say if I were Alan Griffin', and I decided that I really was not...”

Constituency Statements: Rolfe, Brigadier Bill, AO (4 May 2016)

“I rise today to mourn the passing of a very great Australian, Bill Rolfe. Bill Rolfe was an Army officer who stepped on a mine in Vietnam and lost both his legs. When he returned to Australia he triumphed over his injuries by studying to become a lawyer. He then spent many years in the military and had a very successful career. He later maintained his interest in the military and the...”

More of Alan Griffin's recent appearances

Numbers

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  • Has spoken in 18 debates in the last year — well below average amongst Representatives.
  • People have made 4 comments on this Representative's speeches — above average amongst Representatives.
  • This Representative's speeches are understandable to an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 19 people are tracking whenever this Representative speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 229 times in debates — below average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)