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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 very strongly for 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 for the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. 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 increasing or removing the debt limit. 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 increasing the age pension. votes
  • Voted very strongly for extending government benefits to same-sex couples. 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 against the Intervention in the Northern Territory. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted very strongly against encouraging Australian-based industry. 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

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?)