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John Anderson, former Representative

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  • Former National Party Representative for Gwydir
  • Left House of Representatives on 17 October 2007 — retired
  • Entered House of Representatives on 15 April 1989 — Byelection

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How John Anderson voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted very strongly against increasing competition in bulk wheat export. votes
  • Voted very strongly for regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted very strongly against restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted very strongly for privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted very strongly against stem cell research. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Voted very strongly against extending government benefits to same-sex couples. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing availability of abortion drugs. votes

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Most recent appearances in parliament

Health Insurance Amendment (Medicare Dental Services) Bill 2007: Second Reading (18 Sep 2007)

“Mr Speaker, I indicate at the outset that I understand you may give me a little latitude in terms of speaking to the matter in hand before the House. This will be the last time I speak in this place, some 18½ years after I was sworn in and just over 18 years since I gave my maiden speech as the second person to do so in the House of Representatives who never served in the old parliament,...”

Water Bill 2007; Water (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2007: Second Reading (14 Aug 2007)

“I rise to speak on the Water Bill 2007 and the Water (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2007. While there are many points that I would like to make today, there are some that I will make and some that I will not. I will begin by making the observation that the current water debate in Australia very much reflects a dawning understanding that, in an age when we think we can control and manipulate...”

Statements by Members: Radiowave Therapy (13 Aug 2007)

“I want to briefly refer to the technology known as radiowave therapy. This originated largely through the research of Dr John Holt. Under standing order 43, I would like to present to the House a petition from around 1,735 of my constituents and people from outside my electorate in relation to this therapy. They have signed a petition drawing attention to the need for research into radiowave...”

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