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Joe Hockey, former Representative

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  • Former Liberal Party Representative for North Sydney
  • Left House of Representatives on 23 October 2015 — retired
  • Entered House of Representatives on 2 March 1996 — Federal election

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Joe Hockey 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
  • Has never voted on increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted consistently for government administered paid parental leave. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
  • Voted almost always against the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing competition in bulk wheat export. votes
  • Has never voted on recognising local government in the Constitution. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against temporary protection visas. votes
  • Voted consistently for voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing or removing the Government debt limit. votes
  • Voted generally against a minerals resource rent tax . votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted almost always against increasing marine conservation. 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
  • Voted consistently against increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted consistently against decreasing the private health insurance rebate. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing the price of subsidised medicine. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing the age pension. votes
  • Voted consistently against extending government benefits to same-sex couples. votes
  • Voted almost always for increasing availability of abortion drugs. votes
  • Voted consistently for live animal export. votes
  • Voted consistently against carbon farming. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Has never voted on re-approving/ re-registering agvet chemicals. votes
  • Voted almost always for the Intervention in the Northern Territory. votes
  • Has never voted on an emissions reduction fund. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing funding for road infrastructure. 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 a mixture of for and 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 decreasing ABC and SBS funding. votes
  • Voted generally for tighter means testing of family payments . votes
  • Voted generally for deregulating undergraduate university fees. votes
  • Has never voted on removing children from immigration detention. votes
  • Voted consistently for compensating victims of overseas terrorism since the September 11 attack. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing the diversity of media ownership. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing indexation of HECS-HELP debts. votes
  • Voted generally for charging postgraduate research students fees. votes
  • Voted almost always against increasing transparency of big business by making information public. votes
  • Voted consistently against letting environmental groups challenge the legality of certain government decisions. votes
  • Voted almost always against restricting donations to political parties. votes
  • Voted almost always against stopping tax avoidance or aggressive tax minimisation. votes
  • Voted consistently against ending illegal logging. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing parliamentary entitlements for current MPs and Senators. votes
  • Voted consistently for a plebiscite on the carbon pricing mechanism. votes
  • Voted generally for speeding things along in Parliament (procedural). votes
  • Voted generally 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 generally against the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). votes
  • Has never voted on an Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC). votes
  • Has never voted on increasing scrutiny of unions. votes
  • Voted generally for turning back asylum boats when possible. votes
  • Voted consistently for expanding Medicare-funded dental care. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing eligibility requirements for Australian citizenship. votes
  • Voted consistently for making more water from Murray-Darling Basin available to use. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing political transparency. votes
  • Voted consistently against for increasing the Youth Allowance rate. votes
  • Voted consistently against 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 (21 Oct 2015)

“When I first spoke in this chamber on 10 September 1996, my very first words were: I am in Canberra today because I want to make a contribution to the future of Australia. I believe I have made a contribution to the future of this nation. I would like to begin by thanking the people of my electorate of North Sydney for giving me the honour, the opportunity and the privilege of representing...”

Parliamentary Representation: Valedictory (21 Oct 2015)

“I am not so conceited as to believe that I could have taken a seat in this chamber without the fulsome support of my beloved Liberal Party. In particular, I want to thank Robert Orrell for his outstanding commitment to help me from the first day of my career. He and my federal electorate conference have given me unqualified support through seven elections. Their advocacy and wise counsel have...”

Questions without Notice: Budget (17 Sep 2015)

“I will answer broadly. I tell you what, whatever is planned for the third budget is a hell of a lot better than Labor's last budget. Labor's last budget cost Australians jobs. It cost Australians excessive taxes. Labor was a fiscal disaster and an economic disaster for Australia. Mr Conroy interjecting—”

More of Joe Hockey's recent appearances

Numbers

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  • Has spoken in 87 debates in the last year — above average amongst Representatives.
  • People have made 5 comments on this Representative's speeches — above average amongst Representatives.
  • This Representative's speeches are understandable to an average 15–16 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 77 people are tracking whenever this Representative speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 897 times in debates — well above average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)