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Carmen Lawrence, former Representative

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  • Former Australian Labor Party Representative for Fremantle
  • Left House of Representatives on 17 October 2007 — retired
  • Entered House of Representatives on 12 March 1994 — Byelection

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Carmen Lawrence voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Has never voted on increasing competition in bulk wheat export. votes
  • Voted very strongly against regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted very strongly for restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted very strongly against privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted very strongly for stem cell research. votes
  • Voted moderately for increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Has never voted on extending government benefits to same-sex couples. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing availability of abortion drugs. votes

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Most recent appearances in parliament

Northern Territory National Emergency Response Amendment (Alcohol) Bill 2007: Second Reading (13 Sep 2007)

“Thank you, Mr Speaker, for occupying the chair at this moment. I appreciate that gesture. I first of all want to thank my constituents, the inimitable people of Fremantle. They are big-hearted, engaged, progressive, hardworking, creative and sometimes bolshie. They are wonderful people whom I have had the honour to represent. I want to convey my best wishes to Melissa Parke for the coming...”

Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2007-2008: Second Reading (28 May 2007)

“I think that a measure of any government or society is the way that it treats the most vulnerable of its citizens. We can see what a government thinks of various groups of people by the way it responds financially and in policy. Perhaps similarly, the measure of a man or woman is at least in part how he or she responds to and considers the needs of those experiencing disadvantage, regardless...”

Private Members’ Business: Human Rights in Zimbabwe (26 Mar 2007)

“I have pleasure in supporting this motion. I think all of us are aware that the political and economic crises in Zimbabwe have been worsening at an alarming rate. As has already been said, it already has the world’s lowest life expectancy, at 37, and the highest inflation rate, at 1,700 per cent—dubious records. AIDS is rampant, malnutrition already affects around 40 per cent of...”

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