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  • Former Australian Labor Party Representative for Batman
  • Former Australian Labor Party Senator for Victoria
  • Entered the Senate on 1 July 2008 — Federal election
  • Previously Representative for Batman until 1 February 2018 — Resigned
  • Entered House of Representatives on 7 September 2013 — Federal election
  • Left Senate on 12 August 2013 — Resigned

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How David Feeney voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted strongly against same sex marriage. votes
  • Voted very strongly for tobacco plain packaging. votes
  • Voted moderately for a carbon price. votes
  • Voted moderately against 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 moderately for the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted very strongly for recognising local government in the Constitution. votes
  • Voted very strongly against temporary protection visas. votes
  • Voted moderately 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 a mixture of for and against increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted very strongly for regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted moderately for unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Voted strongly for restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted moderately for increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted very strongly against privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted very strongly against more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted moderately for increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Voted moderately 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 very strongly against extending government benefits to same-sex couples. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing protection of Aboriginal heritage sites. votes
  • Voted strongly for live animal exports. votes
  • Voted very strongly for carbon farming. votes
  • Voted very strongly against decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Voted very strongly for re-approving/ re-registering agvet chemicals. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against 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 moderately against increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing beef import standards. votes
  • Voted moderately for increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted very strongly for uranium export. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing surveillance powers. votes
  • Voted moderately for increasing consumer protections. votes
  • Voted strongly against increasing public access to government data. votes
  • Voted very strongly for an NBN (using fibre to the premises). votes
  • Voted very strongly for offshore processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted very strongly against decreasing ABC and SBS funding. votes

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RSS feed Most recent appearances in parliament

Bills: Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Bill 2017; Second Reading (6 Dec 2017)

“I'm proud to rise in the House today to support the Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Bill 2017. This bill will allow two people the freedom to marry in Australia regardless of their sex or gender. The bill also recognises foreign same-sex marriages in Australia. The requirements for a legally valid marriage otherwise remain the same under the Marriage Act. This is a bill...”

Private Members' Business: Holden (23 Oct 2017)

“I begin by thanking my colleague, the member for Wakefield, for bringing this very important motion before this parliament, and I am delighted to second it. Last week, the sadness about the final destruction of this country's car industry reverberated throughout this chamber, throughout this parliament and, I might say, across the country. The closure of the Holden Australia plant in...”

Private Members' Business: Holden (23 Oct 2017)

“I second the motion and reserve my right to speak.”

More of David Feeney's recent appearances

Numbers

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  • Has spoken in 24 debates in the last year — well below average amongst Representatives.
  • Has spoken in 63 debates in the last year — above average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 3 comments on this Representative's speeches — above average amongst Representatives.
  • People have made 3 comments on this Senator's speeches — above average amongst Senators.
  • This Representative's speeches are understandable to an average 19–20 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 23 people are tracking whenever this Representative speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 95 times in debates — below average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 309 times in debates — above average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)