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Jim Turnour, former Representative

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

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Jim Turnour 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 moderately 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 moderately for increasing consumer protections. votes

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Most recent appearances in parliament

Questions without Notice: Hospitals (21 Jun 2010)

“My question is to the Minister for Health and Ageing. Will the minister update the House on the implementation of the government’s election commitment to deliver more elective surgery to patients? Are there any impediments to this performance, particularly in North Queensland?”

Questions without Notice: Economy (16 Jun 2010)

“My question is to the Treasurer. How do prospects for the Australian and other Asian economies compare with elsewhere in the world, and what does this say about the need for economic reform here at home?”

Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2010-2011: Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (16 Jun 2010)

“It is great to be here to talk about the environment, and it is good to have the minister here to answer questions. I come from a great part of the world. Cairns, Cape York Peninsula and the Torres Strait represent some wonderful environmental assets. They are particularly important assets that underpin the tourism industry in Far North Queensland. We have been through some tough times and we...”

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Numbers

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  • Has spoken in 42 debates in the last year — average amongst Representatives.
  • People have made 1 comment 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.
  • 16 people are tracking whenever this Representative speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 102 times in debates — below average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)