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James Bidgood, former Representative

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  • Former Australian Labor Party Representative for Dawson
  • Left House of Representatives on 21 August 2010 — retired
  • Entered House of Representatives on 24 November 2007 — Federal election

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How James Bidgood 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 very strongly for the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing competition in bulk wheat export. votes
  • Voted very strongly against voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing or removing the debt limit. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted very strongly against more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. 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 against the Intervention in the Northern Territory. votes
  • Voted very strongly against encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing consumer protections. votes

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Most recent appearances in parliament

Statements by Members: Dawson Electorate: China First Coal Project (21 Jun 2010)

“I welcome the good news today of the announcement by the Prime Minister of Australia and the Vice President of China of the signing of a cooperation agreement for the China First coal development between Resourcehouse Ltd, Export-Import Bank of China, Metallurgical Corporation of China and China Power Holdings. This will establish an US$8 billion China First coal project involving the...”

Questions without Notice: Infrastructure (15 Jun 2010)

“My question is to the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government. Why is the resource super profits tax important to ensuring Australia has the infrastructure capacity that it needs to grow, and is the minister aware of any comments about the need to secure a fairer funding share for regional communities?”

Child Support and Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2010: Second Reading (3 Jun 2010)

“To be or not to be a federal politician: that is the question. Why? Because it is the road less travelled as a career path. There are very few people who can truly relate to the experience. In fact, when I came to Canberra for the very first time in my life in November 2007 as the elected member for Dawson, I was told that I was the 1,020th federal member of parliament to be elected in 107...”

More of James Bidgood's recent appearances


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  • Has spoken in 23 debates in the last year — 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 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 14 people are tracking whenever this Representative speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 76 times in debates — well below average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)