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  • Australian Labor Party Representative for Cooper
  • Shadow Assistant Minister for Health and Ageing (since 28 Jan 2021)
  • Entered House of Representatives on 17 March 2018 — Byelection
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Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Ged Kearney voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted consistently for increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted consistently for more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted generally against decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Voted consistently for encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing consumer protections. votes
  • Voted consistently for treating government action on climate change as a matter of urgency. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing transparency of big business by making information public. votes
  • Voted consistently for creating a federal Anti-Corruption Commission. votes
  • Voted consistently for a fast transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. votes
  • Has never voted on stopping tax avoidance or aggressive tax minimisation. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing funding for legal aid. votes
  • Voted consistently against putting welfare payments onto cashless debit cards (or indue cards) on a temporary basis as a trial. votes
  • Voted generally against speeding things along in Parliament (procedural). votes
  • Voted generally for 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 consistently for increasing housing affordability. votes
  • Voted consistently for doctor-initiated medical transfers for asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted consistently against drug testing welfare recipients. votes
  • Voted consistently against privatising government services. votes
  • Has never voted on government action on animal & plant extinctions. votes
  • Voted consistently against making more water from Murray-Darling Basin available to use. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing political transparency. votes
  • Voted consistently against a combined Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia. votes
  • Voted almost always against political interference in research funding. votes
  • Voted almost always for protecting Australian sovereignty in trade agreements. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing government support for the dairy industry. votes
  • Voted consistently for community right to say no to nuclear waste disposal sites. votes
  • Voted consistently for Temporary Exclusion Orders. votes
  • Voted consistently for making the cashless debit card program voluntary. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing funding for vocational education. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing access to the JobKeeper Payment. votes
  • Has never voted on assisting the Arts sector through the coronavirus pandemic. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against parliament continuing to meet during the COVID-19 pandemic. votes
  • Has never voted on banning mobiles and other devices in immigration detention. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing state and territory environmental approval powers. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing the cost of humanities degrees. votes
  • Has never voted on extending Jobkeeper Payment. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing support for the Australian film and TV industry. votes
  • Has never voted on building dedicated quarantine facilities (COVID-19). votes
  • Has never voted on treating the COVID vaccine rollout as a matter of urgency. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing workplace protections for women. votes
  • Voted generally against putting welfare payments onto cashless debit cards (or indue cards) on an ongoing basis. votes

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RSS feed Most recent appearances in parliament

Bills: Electoral Legislation Amendment (Voter Integrity) Bill 2021; Second Reading (24 Nov 2021)

“I rise to address the House on the Electoral Legislation Amendment (Voter Integrity) Bill 2021. Let me start at the start, which is not actually the start but a problem the government wants to make you believe is at the start. Those opposite want you to think that there's an issue with voting, that some large group of Australians is practising voter fraud. They want you to believe that...”

Bills: Corporations Amendment (Improving Outcomes for Litigation Funding Participants) Bill 2021; Second Reading (24 Nov 2021)

“I rise to speak on the Corporations Amendment (Improving Outcomes for Litigation Funding Participants) Bill 2021 and the amendment moved by my friend and colleague the member for Whitlam. Those opposite tell us this bill is all about protecting the interests of plaintiffs in class actions, that it'll make it easier and fairer and that it will lead to equitable outcomes and the proper...”

Constituency Statements: Afghanistan (24 Nov 2021)

“I rise to inform the chamber about a constituent of mine, Bibi. She's a young woman in her mid-20s. She's articulate, she can navigate bureaucracy and she is close to her family, but right now she is stuck in Pakistan. She flew to Afghanistan to marry her fiance in July. Of course, we know what happened next. In mid-August Kabul fell to the Taliban. This put so many people in danger,...”

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  • Has spoken in 75 debates in the last year — above average amongst Representatives.
  • People have made 0 comments on this Representative's speeches — below average amongst Representatives.
  • This Representative's speeches are understandable to an average 16–17 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") 150 times in debates — well below average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)

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