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Ms Anna Burke, former Representative

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  • Former Australian Labor Party Representative for Chisholm
  • Changed party from Speaker on 5 Aug 2013; from Deputy-Speaker on 9 Oct 2012; from Australian Labor Party on 11 Feb 2008
  • Left House of Representatives on 9 May 2016 — retired
  • Entered House of Representatives on 3 October 1998 — Federal election

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Ms Anna Burke voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted generally for same-sex marriage equality. votes
  • Voted consistently for tobacco plain packaging. votes
  • Voted almost always for a carbon price. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted consistently against government administered paid parental leave. votes
  • Voted almost always for increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
  • Voted generally for the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. votes
  • Voted generally for implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing competition in bulk wheat export. votes
  • Has never voted on recognising local government in the Constitution. votes
  • Voted generally against temporary protection visas. votes
  • Voted generally against voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing or removing the Government debt limit. votes
  • Voted almost always for a minerals resource rent tax . votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted generally against regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted almost always for increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted almost always against unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Voted consistently for restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted consistently against privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted consistently against stem cell research. votes
  • Voted generally against more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Voted almost always for increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted consistently 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
  • Has never voted on live animal export. votes
  • Voted consistently for carbon farming. votes
  • Voted consistently against decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Has never voted on 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
  • Has never voted on increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted consistently against encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted almost always 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
  • Voted consistently for 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 generally for increasing transparency of big business by making information public. votes
  • Has never voted on letting environmental groups challenge the legality of certain government decisions. votes
  • Voted generally for restricting donations to political parties. votes
  • Voted consistently against Senate electoral reform. votes
  • Has never voted on stopping tax avoidance or aggressive tax minimisation. votes
  • Has never voted on 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 consistently for ending immigration detention on Nauru. votes
  • Voted consistently for ending immigration detention on Manus Island. votes
  • Voted consistently for the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). votes
  • Voted generally against an Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC). votes
  • Has never voted on increasing scrutiny of unions. votes
  • Voted consistently against turning back asylum boats when possible. votes
  • Voted consistently against expanding Medicare-funded dental care. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing eligibility requirements for Australian citizenship. votes
  • Has never voted on making more water from Murray-Darling Basin available to use. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing political transparency. votes
  • Voted consistently for for increasing the Youth Allowance rate. votes
  • Voted consistently 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)

“to be around. Totally unrelated! Steve is here. Look at my children: they look very much like me and my husband. On my last walk up Red Hill, I reflected on Caroline Chisholm, the amazing woman whom my seat is named after. She said: I promise to know neither country nor creed, but to serve all justly and impartially … The world has benefited from the remarkable life of Caroline...”

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

“Thank you, Mr Speaker, for being in the chair during this speech. It will come as no great surprise that I will probably not be talking to the address-in-reply—sad but true. I have been thinking long and hard about this speech today and have actually put words on paper, something I rarely do nowadays for a speech. I could not quite fathom what one says when one gets the chance to say...”

Committees: Privileges and Members' Interests Committee; Report (4 May 2016)

“I second the motion. I would like to put on the record the appreciation of all the committee members of this very difficult issue. When it was moved in the House by the Leader of the House he said: I simply place on record for the House today that we think deliberately lying to the House is something that the whole parliament should want to deal with and deal with very severely if we are to...”

More of Ms Anna Burke's recent appearances

Numbers

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  • Has spoken in 54 debates in the last year — 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 15–16 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 22 people are tracking whenever this Representative speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 588 times in debates — well above average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)