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  • Former Liberal Party Representative for Groom
  • Left House of Representatives on 18 September 2020 — Resigned
  • Entered House of Representatives on 2 July 2016 — Federal election

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How John McVeigh voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted consistently against increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
  • Voted consistently against implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted consistently for privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted consistently for decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Voted consistently against encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing consumer protections. votes
  • Voted consistently for tighter means testing of family payments . votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing the diversity of media ownership. votes
  • Voted consistently against treating government action on climate change as a matter of urgency. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing transparency of big business by making information public. votes
  • Voted consistently against creating a federal Anti-Corruption Commission. votes
  • Voted consistently against a fast transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. votes
  • Voted consistently against stopping tax avoidance or aggressive tax minimisation. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing funding for legal aid. votes
  • Voted consistently for putting welfare payments onto cashless debit cards (or indue cards) on a temporary basis as a trial. votes
  • Voted almost always for speeding things along in Parliament (procedural). votes
  • Voted generally against suspending the rules to allow a vote to happen (procedural). votes
  • Voted generally against letting all MPs or Senators speak in Parliament (procedural). votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing housing affordability. votes
  • Voted consistently for strengthening gun control laws. votes
  • Voted consistently against the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). votes
  • Voted consistently for a same-sex marriage plebiscite. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing the initial tax rate for working holiday makers to 19%. votes
  • Voted consistently for an Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC). votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing scrutiny of unions. votes
  • Voted consistently for stopping people who arrive by boat from ever coming to Australia. votes
  • Voted consistently against doctor-initiated medical transfers for asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted consistently for getting rid of Sunday and public holiday penalty rates. votes
  • Voted consistently for reducing the corporate tax rate. votes
  • Voted consistently for the Coalition's new schools funding policy ("Gonski 2.0"). votes
  • Voted consistently against requiring every native title claimant to sign land use agreements. votes
  • Voted consistently against a Royal Commission into Violence and Abuse against People with Disability. votes
  • Voted consistently for drug testing welfare recipients. votes
  • Voted consistently for a citizenship test. votes
  • Voted consistently for privatising government services. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing the Medicare Levy to pay for the National Disability Insurance Scheme. votes
  • Has never voted on government action on animal & plant extinctions. votes
  • Voted consistently for civil celebrants having the right to refuse to marry same-sex couples. votes
  • Voted consistently for greater control over items brought into immigration detention centres. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing eligibility requirements for Australian citizenship. votes
  • Voted consistently for making more water from Murray-Darling Basin available to use. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing penalties for breach of data. votes
  • Voted consistently for a combined Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia. votes
  • Voted consistently for political interference in research funding. votes
  • Voted consistently against protecting Australian sovereignty in trade agreements. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing government support for the dairy industry. votes
  • Has never voted on community right to say no to nuclear waste disposal sites. votes
  • Voted consistently for Temporary Exclusion Orders. votes
  • Voted consistently against making the cashless debit card program voluntary. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing funding for vocational education. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing access to the JobKeeper Payment. votes
  • Has never voted on assisting the Arts sector through the coronavirus pandemic. votes
  • Has never voted on parliament continuing to meet during the COVID-19 pandemic. votes
  • Has never voted on banning mobiles and other devices in immigration detention. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing state and territory environmental approval powers. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing the cost of humanities degrees. votes

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RSS feed Most recent appearances in parliament

Questions without Notice: COVID-19: National Coordination Mechanism (25 Aug 2020)

“My question is for the Minister for Home Affairs. Will the minister outline to the House how the National Coordination Mechanism has been helping to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic by working with states and territories to resolve logistical issues and keep Australians healthy and safe?”

Adjournment: Inland Rail (18 Jun 2020)

“The nation has welcomed the announcement by the Prime Minister that, as part of our economy's post COVID-19 economic recovery, the federal and state governments have agreed on the process of fast-tracking assessments and approval processes for major infrastructure projects across the nation. I welcome the fact that at the top of the list—the first that the Prime Minister...”

Questions without Notice: JobMaker (18 Jun 2020)

“My question is to the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology. Will the minister outline to the House how the Morrison government's JobMaker plan will help Australian industry by ensuring that our businesses, especially those in regional areas, have the skilled workforce they need to grow and create new jobs in the post-COVID-19 economic recovery?”

More of John McVeigh's recent appearances

Numbers

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  • Has spoken in 55 debates in the last year — above average amongst Representatives.
  • People have made 0 comments on this Representative's speeches — below average amongst Representatives.
  • This Representative's speeches are understandable to an average 19–20 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 3 people are tracking whenever this Representative speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 145 times in debates — below average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)