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Duncan Kerr, former Representative

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  • Former Australian Labor Party Representative for Denison
  • Left House of Representatives on 21 August 2010 — retired
  • Entered House of Representatives on 11 July 1987 — Federal election

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Duncan Kerr voted on key issues since 2006:

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

“Thank you, Mr Deputy Speaker. I came to the Old Parliament House in the depths of winter 23 years ago, the first Tasmanian to win a seat for the Australian Labor Party for more than a decade. Only four of our side of the House remain of the small band that can now remember how ministers and members from government and opposition alike had to rub along side by side in small rooms along common...”

Constituency Statements: Petition: Feeding Tube Dependency (15 Jun 2010)

“I rise today to present a petition, the principal petitioner being Karelle Logan, a constituent of mine. The petition has 3,155 signatories and relates to a circumstance that I think all members of this House would personally find quite moving: young infants and children who, for medical reasons and conditions, must be fed through a tube. This is a circumstance that Karelle Logan herself...”

Parliamentary (Judicial Misbehaviour or Incapacity) Commission Bill 2010: Second Reading (31 May 2010)

“The Parliamentary (Judicial Misbehaviour or Incapacity) Commission Bill 2010 establishes the independent Parliamentary (Judicial Misbehaviour or Incapacity) Commission. The commission is designed to assist the parliament in the exercise of its constitutional responsibility if instances of alleged misbehaviour by or incapacity of any justice are referred to it by either this House or the...”

More of Duncan Kerr's recent appearances

Numbers

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  • Has spoken in 14 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 19–20 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 12 people are tracking whenever this Representative speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 87 times in debates — below average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)