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David Hawker, former Representative

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  • Former Liberal Party Representative for Wannon
  • Changed party from Speaker on 17 Oct 2007; from Liberal Party on 15 Nov 2004
  • Left House of Representatives on 21 August 2010 — retired
  • Entered House of Representatives on 7 May 1983 — Byelection

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How David Hawker voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted very strongly against same sex marriage. votes
  • Voted very strongly for government administered paid parental leave. votes
  • Voted very strongly against the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing competition in bulk wheat export. votes
  • Voted very strongly for voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing or removing the debt limit. votes
  • Has never voted on regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Has never voted on restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted strongly against increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Has never voted on privatising government assets. votes
  • Has never voted on stem cell research. votes
  • Voted very strongly for more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Voted very strongly against decreasing the private health insurance rebate. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing the age pension. votes
  • Voted strongly against extending government benefits to same-sex couples. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing availability of abortion drugs. votes
  • Voted strongly for the Intervention in the Northern Territory. votes
  • Has never voted on encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing consumer protections. votes

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Most recent appearances in parliament

Export Market Development Grants Amendment Bill 2010: Second Reading (16 Jun 2010)

“Mr Speaker, on indulgence: I rise tonight to give my valedictory speech as the member for Wannon. In doing so, I would like to emphasise how fortunate I have been to be elected to represent the people of Wannon for 27 years and to have had such wonderful support in that role and also how privileged I have been to have played a number of roles in public life, including that of Speaker of the...”

Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Close of Rolls and Other Measures) Bill (No. 2) 2010; ELECTORAL AND REFERENDUM AMENDMENT (PRE-POLL VOTING AND OTHER MEASURES) BILL 2010; ELECTORAL AND REFERENDUM AMENDMENT (MODERNISATION AND OTHER MEASURES) BILL 2010; ELECTORAL AND REFERENDUM AMENDMENT (HOW-TO-VOTE CARDS AND OTHER MEASURES) BILL 2010: Second Reading (16 Jun 2010)

“There was a tied vote but there was also the fact that there had been some funny business going on.”

Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Close of Rolls and Other Measures) Bill (No. 2) 2010; ELECTORAL AND REFERENDUM AMENDMENT (PRE-POLL VOTING AND OTHER MEASURES) BILL 2010; ELECTORAL AND REFERENDUM AMENDMENT (MODERNISATION AND OTHER MEASURES) BILL 2010; ELECTORAL AND REFERENDUM AMENDMENT (HOW-TO-VOTE CARDS AND OTHER MEASURES) BILL 2010: Second Reading (16 Jun 2010)

“In speaking to these bills, the Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Close of Rolls and Other Measures) Bill (No. 2) 2010, theElectoral and Referendum Amendment (Pre-poll Voting and Other Measures) Bill 2010, the Electoral and Referendum Amendment (Modernisation and Other Measures) Bill 2010 and the Electoral and Referendum Amendment (How-to-Vote Cards and Other Measures) Bill 2010, I would...”

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Numbers

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  • Has spoken in 7 debates in the last year — well below average amongst Representatives.
  • People have made 0 comments on this Representative's speeches — average amongst Representatives.
  • This Representative's speeches are understandable to an average 13–14 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 6 people are tracking whenever this Representative speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 263 times in debates — well above average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)