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Geoff Lyons, former Representative

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  • Former Australian Labor Party Representative for Bass
  • Left House of Representatives on 7 September 2013 — unknown
  • Entered House of Representatives on 21 August 2010 — Federal election

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Geoff Lyons voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted a mixture of for and against same sex marriage. votes
  • Voted very strongly for tobacco plain packaging. votes
  • Voted very strongly for a carbon price. votes
  • Voted very strongly against government administered paid parental leave. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
  • Voted very strongly against implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing competition in bulk wheat export. votes
  • Voted very strongly for recognising local government in the Constitution. votes
  • Voted very strongly against temporary protection visas. votes
  • Voted very strongly against voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted very strongly for a minerals resource rent tax . votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted strongly for regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted very strongly against unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted very strongly against more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted very strongly for decreasing the private health insurance rebate. votes
  • Voted very strongly against live animal exports. votes
  • Voted very strongly for carbon farming. votes
  • Voted very strongly against decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Voted very strongly for re-approving/ re-registering agvet chemicals. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing consumer protections. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing public access to government data. votes
  • Voted very strongly for an NBN (using fibre to the premises). votes

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Most recent appearances in parliament

Committees: Health and Ageing Committee; Report (26 Jun 2013)

“I rise to add my remarks on the report by the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Health and Ageing on dementia. Alzheimer's Australia state there are over 320,000 Australians living with dementia and: This number is expected to increase by one third to 400,000 in less than ten years … Without a medical breakthrough, the number of people with dementia is expected to be almost...”

Questions without Notice: Schools (26 Jun 2013)

“My question is to the Prime Minister. What progress has there been on the government's plan for better schools and what does it mean for Tasmanian schools in particular?”

Statements by Members: Porte, Mr Richie (26 Jun 2013)

“I rise in the House today to speak about the success of Tasmanian cyclist Richie Porte. The former Launcestonian and Sky team rider will on Saturday embark on the world's biggest sporting event: the 2013 Tour de France. This exciting event proves beneficial to the advancement of Porte's career as it has been identified as a doorway to greater opportunities with his team. Although he will play...”

More of Geoff Lyons's recent appearances

Numbers

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  • Has spoken in 108 debates in the last year — well 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 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 7 people are tracking whenever this Representative speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 166 times in debates — below average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)