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  • Australian Labor Party Representative for Fenner
  • Shadow Minister for Competition and Productivity (since 6 Dec 2017)
    Shadow Minister for Charities and Not-for-Profits (since 6 Dec 2017)
    Shadow Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research (House) (since 6 Dec 2017)
    Shadow Minister for Trade in Services (since 6 Dec 2017)
    Shadow Assistant Treasurer (since 18 Oct 2013)
  • Entered House of Representatives on 21 August 2010 — Federal election
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Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Andrew Leigh 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 a mixture of for and against implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Has never voted on 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 very strongly 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 strongly for regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted very strongly against unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Has never voted on 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 increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted very strongly for decreasing the private health insurance rebate. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing the price of subsidised medicine. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing the age pension. 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 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 for 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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RSS feed Most recent appearances in parliament

Bills: Treasury Laws Amendment (Mutual Reforms) Bill 2019; Second Reading (4 Apr 2019)

“I'll take that interjection, Minister. The fact is that, if there is one party that supports crony capitalism, it's the party on the other side. That is why neither a single serious economist nor a single serious business leader supports the idea of divestiture powers in a single sector. Of course some countries have divestiture powers, and we'll periodically have debates over this, but the...”

Bills: Treasury Laws Amendment (Mutual Reforms) Bill 2019; Second Reading (4 Apr 2019)

“If the Assistant Treasurer wants to take on The Gold Coast Bulletin, he is welcome to do so. I'm very happy to go through the details of the Fadden Forum in here.”

Bills: Treasury Laws Amendment (Mutual Reforms) Bill 2019; Second Reading (4 Apr 2019)

“Thank you very much, Deputy Speaker Claydon. In conclusion, Labor is the party of competition. Labor supports the cooperatives and mutuals sector. We are pleased to see that the government is bringing these reforms, 2½ years late, to the parliament. We would be delighted to support the bill and delighted to see a reform championed by Australia's great cooperatives and mutuals sector...”

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Numbers

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  • Has spoken in 55 debates in the last year — above 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 660 times in debates — well above average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)