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  • Katter's Australian Party Representative for Kennedy
  • Changed party from Independent on 27 Sep 2011
  • Entered House of Representatives on 13 March 1993 — Federal election
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Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Bob Katter voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted generally against same-sex marriage equality. votes
  • Has never voted on tobacco plain packaging. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a carbon price. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted generally for government administered paid parental leave. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
  • Voted generally against the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. votes
  • Has never voted on implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing competition in bulk wheat export. votes
  • Has never voted on recognising local government in the Constitution. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against temporary protection visas. votes
  • Has never voted on voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing or removing the Government debt limit. votes
  • Has never voted on a minerals resource rent tax . votes
  • Has never voted on increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted generally for regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Has never voted on unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted consistently against privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted consistently against stem cell research. votes
  • Has never voted on more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted generally against decreasing the private health insurance rebate. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing the price of subsidised medicine. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing the age pension. votes
  • Has never voted on extending government benefits to same-sex couples. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing availability of abortion drugs. votes
  • Has never voted on live animal export. votes
  • Has never voted on carbon farming. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Has never voted on re-approving/ re-registering agvet chemicals. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against 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
  • Has never voted on increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted generally 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
  • Has never voted on decreasing ABC and SBS funding. votes
  • Has never voted on tighter means testing of family payments . votes
  • Has never voted on deregulating undergraduate university fees. votes
  • Has never voted on removing children from immigration detention. votes
  • Has never voted on compensating victims of overseas terrorism since the September 11 attack. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing the diversity of media ownership. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing indexation of HECS-HELP debts. votes
  • Has never voted on charging postgraduate research students fees. votes
  • Has never voted on treating government action on climate change as a matter of urgency. 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 almost always against restricting donations to political parties. votes
  • Voted consistently for creating a federal Anti-Corruption Commission. votes
  • Has never voted on Senate electoral reform. votes
  • Voted almost always against a fast transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. votes
  • Voted generally for stopping tax avoidance or aggressive tax minimisation. votes
  • Has never voted on ending illegal logging. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing parliamentary entitlements for current MPs and Senators. votes
  • Voted consistently for a plebiscite on the carbon pricing mechanism. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing funding for legal aid. votes
  • Voted generally for putting welfare payments onto cashless debit cards (or indue cards) on a temporary basis as a trial. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against speeding things along in Parliament (procedural). votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against suspending the rules to allow a vote to happen (procedural). votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against letting all MPs or Senators speak in Parliament (procedural). votes
  • Has never voted on increasing housing affordability. votes
  • Voted consistently against ending immigration detention on Nauru. votes
  • Voted consistently against ending immigration detention on Manus Island. votes
  • Has never voted on strengthening gun control laws. votes
  • Has never voted on the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). votes
  • Has never voted on a same-sex marriage plebiscite. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing the initial tax rate for working holiday makers to 19%. votes
  • Has never voted on an Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC). votes
  • Has never voted on increasing scrutiny of unions. votes
  • Has never voted on stopping people who arrive by boat from ever coming to Australia. votes
  • Voted consistently against doctor-initiated medical transfers for asylum seekers. votes
  • Has never voted on getting rid of Sunday and public holiday penalty rates. votes
  • Voted generally against reducing the corporate tax rate. votes
  • Has never voted on the Coalition's new schools funding policy ("Gonski 2.0"). votes
  • Has never voted on requiring every native title claimant to sign land use agreements. votes
  • Has never voted on a Royal Commission into Violence and Abuse against People with Disability. votes
  • Voted generally for drug testing welfare recipients. votes
  • Has never voted on a citizenship test. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against privatising government services. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing the Medicare Levy to pay for the National Disability Insurance Scheme. votes
  • Has never voted on government action on animal & plant extinctions. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against turning back asylum boats when possible. votes
  • Voted consistently for civil celebrants having the right to refuse to marry same-sex couples. votes
  • Has never voted on expanding Medicare-funded dental care. votes
  • Voted consistently for greater control over items brought into immigration detention centres. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing eligibility requirements for Australian citizenship. votes
  • Has never voted on making more water from Murray-Darling Basin available to use. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing penalties for breach of data. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing political transparency. votes
  • Voted generally for a combined Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against political interference in research funding. votes
  • Voted almost always for protecting Australian sovereignty in trade agreements. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing government support for the dairy industry. votes
  • Voted consistently against community right to say no to nuclear waste disposal sites. votes
  • Voted generally for for increasing the Youth Allowance rate. votes
  • Has never voted on Temporary Exclusion Orders. votes
  • Has never voted on making the cashless debit card program voluntary. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing funding for vocational education. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing access to the JobKeeper Payment. votes
  • Has never voted on assisting the Arts sector through the coronavirus pandemic. votes
  • Has never voted on parliament continuing to meet during the COVID-19 pandemic. votes
  • Has never voted on banning mobiles and other devices in immigration detention. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing state and territory environmental approval powers. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing the cost of humanities degrees. votes
  • Has never voted on extending Jobkeeper Payment. votes
  • Voted almost always for implementing the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing support for the Australian film and TV industry. votes
  • Voted consistently for building dedicated quarantine facilities (COVID-19). votes
  • Voted consistently for treating the COVID vaccine rollout as a matter of urgency. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing workplace protections for women. votes
  • Voted consistently against putting welfare payments onto cashless debit cards (or indue cards) on an ongoing basis. votes

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Business: Rearrangement (25 Nov 2021)

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Business: Rearrangement (25 Nov 2021)

“I am going to do that—please.”

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  • Has spoken in 45 debates in the last year — below average amongst Representatives.
  • People have made 29 comments on this Representative's speeches — well above average amongst Representatives.
  • This Representative's speeches are understandable to an average 14–15 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") 560 times in debates — above average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)