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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 very strongly against same sex marriage. votes
  • Voted very strongly against tobacco plain packaging. votes
  • Voted moderately against a carbon price. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted very strongly for government administered paid parental leave. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
  • Voted very strongly against the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. votes
  • Voted moderately for implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted moderately 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 for voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing or removing the debt limit. votes
  • Voted moderately against a minerals resource rent tax . votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted moderately for regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted strongly for unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted very strongly for privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted very strongly for stem cell research. votes
  • Voted very strongly for more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted very strongly against decreasing the private health insurance rebate. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing the price of subsidised medicine. votes
  • Voted moderately for increasing the age pension. votes
  • Voted very strongly against extending government benefits to same-sex couples. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing availability of abortion drugs. votes
  • Voted very strongly for live animal exports. votes
  • Voted very strongly against carbon farming. votes
  • Voted moderately for decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Voted very strongly against re-approving/ re-registering agvet chemicals. votes
  • Voted very strongly 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 very strongly against increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted very strongly for encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing consumer protections. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing public access to government data. votes
  • Voted very strongly against an NBN (using fibre to the premises). votes
  • Has never voted on decreasing ABC and SBS funding. 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?)