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  • Australian Labor Party Representative for Bean
  • Former Australian Labor Party Senator for ACT
  • Entered the Senate on 23 May 2018 — Federal election
  • Entered House of Representatives on 18 May 2019 — Federal election
  • Left Senate on 11 April 2019 — Resigned
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Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How David Smith voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted very strongly for tobacco plain packaging. votes
  • Voted very strongly against a carbon price. votes
  • Voted strongly for increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
  • Voted very strongly for implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted moderately for increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted very strongly for unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted very strongly against more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted very strongly against live animal exports. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted very strongly for encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing surveillance powers. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing consumer protections. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing freedom of political communication. votes
  • Voted moderately against decreasing ABC and SBS funding. votes

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RSS feed Most recent appearances in parliament

Adjournment: COVID 19: Australians Overseas, Army Combat Badge (26 Oct 2020)

“I'd like to take this opportunity to raise with the House the plight of two Australians from Bean. Steven Douda and Tenille Raynor are two constituents of mine who are currently abandoned overseas by this government. The pair left Australia for the UK in early 2019. When the pandemic spread through Britain, Ms Raynor, a registered nurse with expertise in accident and emergency at Canberra...”

Adjournment: COVID 19: Australians Overseas, Army Combat Badge (26 Oct 2020)

“My apologies, Deputy Speaker. What our constituents want to see is fewer words and more action. The other matter I wish to raise this evening is in regard to the service of former Lieutenant Colonel David Brown and other Vietnam veterans in relation to their eligibility for the Army Combat Badge. Mr Brown is the former head of corps of the Australian Army Public Relations Service and served...”

Statements by Members: Australian Capital Territory Election (26 Oct 2020)

“Last weekend the final votes were counted in the ACT election—an election where 70 per cent of all voters voted early. The ACT government was returned, with particularly strong swings in the southern electorates of Brindabella and Murrumbidgee. It was an endorsement of a government that had everything thrown at it this year, from bushfires, smoke pollution and a freak hailstorm to the...”

More of David Smith's recent appearances

Numbers

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  • Has spoken in 27 debates in the last year — well below average amongst Representatives.
  • Has spoken in 11 debates in the last year — well below average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 0 comments on this Representative's speeches — below average amongst Representatives.
  • People have made 0 comments on this Senator's speeches — average amongst Senators.
  • 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") 24 times in debates — well below average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 11 times in debates — well below average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)

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