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Gary Gray, former Representative

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  • Former Australian Labor Party Representative for Brand
  • Left House of Representatives on 9 May 2016 — retired
  • Entered House of Representatives on 24 November 2007 — Federal election

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Gary Gray voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted consistently for same-sex marriage equality. votes
  • Voted consistently for tobacco plain packaging. votes
  • Voted almost always for a carbon price. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted consistently against government administered paid parental leave. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
  • Voted generally for the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing competition in bulk wheat export. votes
  • Voted consistently for recognising local government in the Constitution. votes
  • Voted generally against temporary protection visas. votes
  • Voted generally against voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing or removing the Government debt limit. votes
  • Voted generally for a minerals resource rent tax . votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted almost always for regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted almost always for increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted consistently against unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Voted consistently for restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted almost always for increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted consistently against privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted consistently against more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted almost always for increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted consistently for decreasing the private health insurance rebate. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing the price of subsidised medicine. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing the age pension. votes
  • Voted consistently for extending government benefits to same-sex couples. votes
  • Voted consistently against live animal export. votes
  • Voted consistently for carbon farming. votes
  • Voted consistently against decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Voted consistently for re-approving/ re-registering agvet chemicals. votes
  • Voted consistently against the Intervention in the Northern Territory. votes
  • Voted consistently against an emissions reduction fund. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing funding for road infrastructure. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted consistently against encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing consumer protections. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing access under Freedom of Information law. votes
  • Voted consistently for an NBN (using fibre to the premises). votes
  • Has never voted on decreasing ABC and SBS funding. votes
  • Voted almost always against tighter means testing of family payments . votes
  • Voted generally against deregulating undergraduate university fees. votes
  • Voted consistently for removing children from immigration detention. votes
  • Voted generally against compensating victims of overseas terrorism since the September 11 attack. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing indexation of HECS-HELP debts. votes
  • Voted generally against charging postgraduate research students fees. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing transparency of big business by making information public. votes
  • Voted consistently for letting environmental groups challenge the legality of certain government decisions. votes
  • Voted consistently for restricting donations to political parties. votes
  • Voted consistently against Senate electoral reform. votes
  • Voted consistently for stopping tax avoidance or aggressive tax minimisation. votes
  • Voted consistently for ending illegal logging. votes
  • Has never voted on a plebiscite on the carbon pricing mechanism. votes
  • Voted generally against speeding things along in Parliament (procedural). votes
  • Voted generally against suspending the rules to allow a vote to happen (procedural). votes
  • Voted generally for letting all MPs or Senators speak in Parliament (procedural). votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against ending immigration detention on Nauru. votes
  • Voted consistently against ending immigration detention on Manus Island. votes
  • Voted generally for the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). votes
  • Voted consistently against an Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC). votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing scrutiny of unions. votes
  • Voted consistently against turning back asylum boats when possible. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing eligibility requirements for Australian citizenship. votes
  • Has never voted on making more water from Murray-Darling Basin available to use. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing political transparency. votes
  • Voted consistently against for increasing the Youth Allowance rate. votes
  • Voted generally for implementing the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. votes

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Most recent appearances in parliament

Bills: Social Services Legislation Amendment (Interest Charge) Bill 2016; Second Reading (17 Mar 2016)

“With the indulgence of the House, I will make my valedictory speech. I would like to thank all of the staff who have ever worked for me, ever kept me on time, ever kept me up to the mark and ever kept me being as good as I could ever be in this role. I thank the attendants, the clerks, the cleaners, the Comcar drivers and everyone else who works in this place to make this terrific institution...”

Bills: Primary Industries Levies and Charges Collection Amendment Bill 2016 (17 Mar 2016)

“on indulgence—The member for Groom has, in so many ways, eloquently captured the broad elements of his career in this place. A career that served the interests of our nation, the people of Queensland, the primary producers and those workers in the resources sector so well. We can learn so much from his example. When Ian Macfarlane became the resources minister our country had an LNG...”

Constituency Statements: Election of Senators (17 Mar 2016)

“The ballot is the thing. That was the battle cry of unions, organised labour, workers and radicals during the formative years of Australia's democracy. As a nation, we were unified and bound together by the idea of a free and democratic vote. 'The ballot is the thing,' said unionists, labour activists and poets. Whether they were shearers at Barcaldine or miners at Kalgoorlie, they believed...”

More of Gary Gray's recent appearances

Numbers

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  • Has spoken in 34 debates in the last year — well 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.
  • 28 people are tracking whenever this Representative speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 251 times in debates — average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)