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Janelle Saffin, former Representative

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  • Former Australian Labor Party Representative for Page
  • Left House of Representatives on 7 September 2013 — unknown
  • Entered House of Representatives on 24 November 2007 — Federal election

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Janelle Saffin voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted consistently for same-sex marriage equality. votes
  • Voted consistently for tobacco plain packaging. votes
  • Voted consistently for a carbon price. votes
  • Voted consistently against government administered paid parental leave. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
  • Voted consistently for the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. votes
  • Voted consistently 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 consistently against temporary protection visas. votes
  • Voted consistently against voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing or removing the Government debt limit. votes
  • Voted consistently 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 consistently against unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted consistently against more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted consistently for decreasing the private health insurance rebate. votes
  • Voted consistently against 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 for 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
  • Voted consistently against compensating victims of overseas terrorism since the September 11 attack. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing transparency of big business by making information public. votes
  • Voted consistently for restricting donations to political parties. votes
  • Voted consistently for stopping tax avoidance or aggressive tax minimisation. votes
  • Voted consistently for ending illegal logging. votes
  • Voted consistently against a plebiscite on the carbon pricing mechanism. votes
  • Voted almost always for speeding things along in Parliament (procedural). votes
  • Voted almost always against suspending the rules to allow a vote to happen (procedural). votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against 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 consistently against turning back asylum boats when possible. 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 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

Questions without Notice: Infrastructure (27 Jun 2013)

“My question is to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport. Minister, how is the government investing in infrastructure to build a stronger economy and a better future for our nation?”

Questions without Notice: Schools (26 Jun 2013)

“My question is to the Minister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth. Minister, would you please update the House on legislation to implement the National Plan for School Improvement? What will this mean for students in schools across Australia?”

Bills: Homelessness Bill 2013, Homelessness (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2013; Second Reading (24 Jun 2013)

“Before I give the member for Canberra the call, I have a procedural matter to deal with. I understand that it is the wish of the Federation Chamber to debate this order of the day concurrently with the Homelessness (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2013. Is there any objection? There being no objection I shall allow that course to be followed.”

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Numbers

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  • Has spoken in 71 debates in the last year — above average amongst Representatives.
  • People have made 3 comments on this Representative's speeches — above average amongst Representatives.
  • This Representative's speeches are understandable to an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 36 people are tracking whenever this Representative speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 312 times in debates — above average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)