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Mrs Bronwyn Bishop, former Representative, former Senator

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  • Former Liberal Party Representative for Mackellar
  • Former Liberal Party Senator for NSW
  • Changed party from Speaker on 2 Aug 2015; from Liberal Party on 12 Nov 2013
  • Entered the Senate on 11 July 1987 — Federal election
  • Previously Representative for Mackellar until 9 May 2016 — retired
  • Entered House of Representatives on 26 March 1994 — Byelection
  • Left Senate on 24 February 1994 — Resigned

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Mrs Bronwyn Bishop voted on key issues since 2006:

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

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Most recent appearances in parliament

Committees: Communications and the Arts Committee; Report (5 May 2016)

“On behalf of the Standing Committee on Communications and the Arts I present the committee's report entitled Arts and the news to rural and regional Australiatogether with the minutes of proceedings. Report made a parliamentary paper in accordance with standing order 39(e). by leave—Rural and regional Australians deserve access to high-quality arts performances and reliable news...”

Governor-General's Speech: Address-in-Reply (4 May 2016)

“But the other aspects of the job I think are just as important and need to be more known. Firstly, there is the job as a minister. Within certain pieces of legislation, that is how the Speaker is referred to—and the Presiding Officer equally in the Senate—in running departments to run this place. There were very big issues that had to be solved in this building, about which I...”

Governor-General's Speech: Address-in-Reply (4 May 2016)

“In heels? Well, nearly. So that role is very important too—as was getting up an urgency motion which we had passed ultimately by the entire IPU, including Islamic countries. It was to condemn ISIS and Boko Haram and what they had done with women and girls in particular. The Whip was with me, and we were very successful in getting that through. At the end, one of the Iranian women...”

More of Mrs Bronwyn Bishop's recent appearances

Numbers

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  • Has spoken in 107 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Representatives.
  • People have made 5 comments on this Representative's speeches — above average amongst Representatives.
  • This Representative's speeches are understandable to an average 15–16 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 12 people are tracking whenever this Representative speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 678 times in debates — well above average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)