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  • Australian Labor Party Representative for Ballarat
  • Shadow Minister for Health and Medicare (since 6 Dec 2017)
  • Entered House of Representatives on 10 November 2001 — Federal election
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Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Ms Catherine King 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 moderately for 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 very strongly for 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 moderately against temporary protection visas. votes
  • Voted very strongly against voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing or removing the debt limit. votes
  • Voted very strongly for a minerals resource rent tax . votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted very strongly against unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted moderately for increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted very strongly for stem cell research. votes
  • Voted very strongly against more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted strongly for increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted moderately for decreasing the private health insurance rebate. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing the price of subsidised medicine. votes
  • Voted moderately for increasing the age pension. votes
  • Voted strongly for extending government benefits to same-sex couples. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing availability of abortion drugs. votes
  • Voted very strongly against live animal exports. votes
  • Voted very strongly for carbon farming. votes
  • Voted strongly against decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Voted very strongly for re-approving/ re-registering agvet chemicals. votes
  • Has never voted on the Intervention in the Northern Territory. votes
  • Voted very strongly against an emissions reduction fund. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing funding for road infrastructure. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Voted strongly for increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted very strongly against encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted moderately 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
  • Voted very strongly against decreasing ABC and SBS funding. votes

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Constituency Statements: Eureka Stockade: 164th Anniversary (6 Dec 2018)

“In the history of Ballarat there are many defining moments, but Eureka is one of the most significant. The events of the Eureka Stockade are well known across Australia, and this week marks their 164th anniversary. Those who died at Eureka lie buried in Ballarat's old cemetery, where each day a Union Jack is raised over the dead of the redcoats and the colonial police, while a Eureka flag is...”

Motions: Morrison Government, Women in Parliament (3 Dec 2018)

“'The member for Gilmore,' I hear members say. The member for Gilmore has been here contributing for some time.”

Motions: Morrison Government, Women in Parliament (3 Dec 2018)

“A gift to the nation, as my leader reminds us. Again, the Prime Minister says, 'I don't have a lot of women in our show. This is about merit. She's been there for a while. She's won the seat in trying circumstances. You know, let's support another woman.' No.”

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  • Has spoken in 53 debates in the last year — below average amongst Representatives.
  • People have made 1 comment on this Representative's speeches — average amongst Representatives.
  • This Representative's speeches are understandable to an average 18–19 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") 411 times in debates — above average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)