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  • Australian Labor Party Representative for Maribyrnong
  • Shadow Minister for Government Services (since 2 Jun 2019)
    Shadow Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (since 2 Jun 2019)
  • Entered House of Representatives on 24 November 2007 — Federal election
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Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Bill Shorten voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted very strongly for same sex marriage. votes
  • Voted very strongly for tobacco plain packaging. votes
  • Voted very strongly for a carbon price. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against 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 strongly for the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing competition in bulk wheat export. votes
  • Voted very strongly for recognising local government in the Constitution. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against temporary protection visas. votes
  • Voted very strongly against voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted moderately for increasing or removing the debt limit. votes
  • Voted moderately 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
  • Has never voted on increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted strongly against unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Voted very strongly for restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted strongly for increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Has never voted on privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted very strongly against more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Voted moderately for increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted moderately for decreasing the private health insurance rebate. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing the price of subsidised medicine. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing the age pension. votes
  • Voted very strongly for extending government benefits to same-sex couples. votes
  • Voted very strongly against live animal exports. votes
  • Voted very strongly for carbon farming. votes
  • Voted moderately against decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Voted very strongly for re-approving/ re-registering agvet chemicals. votes
  • Voted very strongly against the Intervention in the Northern Territory. votes
  • Voted very strongly against an emissions reduction fund. votes
  • Has never voted on 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
  • Has never voted on decreasing ABC and SBS funding. votes

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Bills: Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Simplifying Income Reporting and Other Measures) Bill 2020; Consideration of Senate Message (27 Feb 2020)

“Labor will support the bill because it's an attempt to try and make data collection more accurate and to make sure that Australians get the safety net entitlements that they deserve. But we've got to recognise that our vote for this is more a triumph of hope over experience. This is the government who, when it introduced new technology, gave us the My Health Record. That was a flop. We had...”

Questions without Notice: Welfare (26 Feb 2020)

“My question is to the Prime Minister: The government's social security law guide, which was released on 10 February this year, states: Australian Government employees have a duty of care to the public when performing their duties. But government lawyers, on 14 February this year, stated, in the robodebt class action, that the policy is that the government does not owe Centrelink recipients a...”

Questions without Notice: Centrelink (26 Feb 2020)

“My question is to the Prime Minister. Government lawyers have told the Federal Court that the government does not owe Centrelink recipients a duty of care. Is this the government's position?”

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  • Has spoken in 25 debates in the last year — well below average amongst Representatives.
  • People have made 5 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") 953 times in debates — well above average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)