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Graham Edwards, former Representative

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  • Former Australian Labor Party Representative for Cowan
  • Left House of Representatives on 17 October 2007 — retired
  • Entered House of Representatives on 3 October 1998 — Federal election

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Graham Edwards voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted consistently for increasing competition in bulk wheat export. votes
  • Voted consistently against regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Has never voted on restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted consistently against privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted consistently for stem cell research. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Has never voted on extending government benefits to same-sex couples. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing availability of abortion drugs. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing the diversity of media ownership. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing parliamentary entitlements for current MPs and Senators. votes
  • Voted consistently against speeding things along in Parliament (procedural). votes
  • Voted consistently against suspending the rules to allow a vote to happen (procedural). votes
  • Voted consistently for ending immigration detention on Nauru. votes
  • Voted consistently for ending immigration detention on Manus Island. votes
  • Voted consistently against expanding Medicare-funded dental care. 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

Veterans’ Entitlements Amendment (Disability, War Widow and War Widower Pensions) Bill 2007: Second Reading (20 Sep 2007)

“I appreciate the opportunity to speak on the Veterans’ Entitlements Amendment (Disability, War Widow and War Widower Pensions) Bill 2007. I thought I had finished speaking in the House as I already made my valedictory speech some weeks ago. But I am very pleased to be able to come into the House today and speak in support of this bill introduced by the Minister for Veterans’...”

Veterans Affairs: (18 Sep 2007)

“Mr Speaker, with your indulgence, I refer to an answer given in the House yesterday by the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs relating to veterans’ pensions. I seek leave to table an article from the Vietnam Veterans Federation of Australia dealing with the same issue, entitled ‘The great achievement: how the falling value of our disability pension was halted’, dated 16...”

Matters of Public Importance: Working Families (15 Aug 2007)

“Madam Deputy Speaker, I raise a point of order going to relevance. I have been listening to the speaker for some time. Despite her rather crude language it seems to me that she is well away from the point of the actual debate, and I would ask you to draw her back to it.”

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