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Joanna Gash, former Representative

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  • Former Liberal Party Representative for Gilmore
  • Left House of Representatives on 5 August 2013 — retired
  • Entered House of Representatives on 2 March 1996 — Federal election

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Joanna Gash voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted consistently against same-sex marriage equality. votes
  • Voted consistently against tobacco plain packaging. votes
  • Voted consistently against a carbon price. votes
  • Voted consistently for government administered paid parental leave. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
  • Voted consistently against the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. votes
  • Voted consistently for implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing competition in bulk wheat export. votes
  • Voted consistently for recognising local government in the Constitution. votes
  • Voted consistently for temporary protection visas. votes
  • Voted consistently for voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing or removing the Government debt limit. votes
  • Voted consistently against a minerals resource rent tax . votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted generally for regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted consistently for unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Voted consistently against restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted almost always against increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted consistently for privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted consistently for stem cell research. votes
  • Voted consistently for more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted consistently against decreasing the private health insurance rebate. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing the age pension. votes
  • Voted consistently against extending government benefits to same-sex couples. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing availability of abortion drugs. votes
  • Voted consistently for live animal export. votes
  • Voted consistently against carbon farming. votes
  • Voted consistently for decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Voted consistently against re-approving/ re-registering agvet chemicals. votes
  • Voted consistently for the Intervention in the Northern Territory. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted consistently for encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing consumer protections. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing access under Freedom of Information law. votes
  • Voted consistently against an NBN (using fibre to the premises). votes
  • Voted consistently for compensating victims of overseas terrorism since the September 11 attack. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing the diversity of media ownership. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing transparency of big business by making information public. votes
  • Voted consistently against restricting donations to political parties. votes
  • Voted consistently against stopping tax avoidance or aggressive tax minimisation. votes
  • Voted consistently against ending illegal logging. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing parliamentary entitlements for current MPs and Senators. votes
  • Voted consistently for a plebiscite on the carbon pricing mechanism. votes
  • Voted generally against speeding things along in Parliament (procedural). votes
  • Voted almost always for 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 consistently against ending immigration detention on Nauru. votes
  • Voted consistently against ending immigration detention on Manus Island. votes
  • Voted consistently for turning back asylum boats when possible. votes
  • Has never voted on expanding Medicare-funded dental care. votes
  • Voted consistently for making more water from Murray-Darling Basin available to use. votes
  • Voted consistently against 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

Parliamentary Representation: Valedictory (25 Jun 2013)

“Madam Speaker, on indulgence: I have approached this moment with great trepidation, as I did for my maiden speech and it is one of the hardest I have yet had to make. Fundamentally, these words signal my last hurrah in federal politics. In order for me to move on, I need to go back 17½ years, when in my maiden speech I said, 'Today, I stand here in this place as the first woman member of...”

Bills: Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2013-2014; Second Reading (29 May 2013)

“This will be my last comment in the annual ritual of commenting on the budget. As that dawned on me, it brought to mind the circumstances of my first response back in 1996. I do not intend this to be my valedictory speech but, as I contemplate leaving parliament for a new life, I have come to realise that truly nothing is new under the sun. In 1996 the coalition came to government with the...”

Adjournment: Gilmore Electorate: Work Experience, Gilmore Electorate: CCTV Cameras (15 May 2013)

“Colleagues would know that we always have work experience people in our office and we ask them to speak about their experience. I would like to quote from the speech by Kate Sinclair, a year 12 student at Kiama High School. She writes: Currently I am half way through completing the HSC and lately I have found myself looking more and more toward the future, wondering what is next for Kate...”

More of Joanna Gash's recent appearances

Numbers

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  • Has spoken in 8 debates in the last year — well below 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.
  • 20 people are tracking whenever this Representative speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 175 times in debates — below average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)