This data was produced by OpenAustralia from a variety of sources.

Julia Gillard, former Representative

Photo of Julia Gillard
  • Former Australian Labor Party Representative for Lalor
  • Left House of Representatives on 5 August 2013 — retired
  • Entered House of Representatives on 3 October 1998 — Federal election

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Julia Gillard voted on key issues since 2006:

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

Read about how the voting record is decided.

More on their full record

Most recent appearances in parliament

Motions: Labor Party Leadership (26 Jun 2013)

“I ask that further questions be placed on the Notice Paper.”

Questions without Notice: Labor Party Leadership (26 Jun 2013)

“It is a pity that the Leader of the Opposition did not listen to some of the answers earlier in question time, because I can assure him and the Australian people that as Prime Minister I am getting on with the job. That is what the government is doing. That is why I can come into this parliament today and say that through this parliament we have legislated to improve school funding, to invest...”

Questions without Notice: Asylum Seekers (26 Jun 2013)

“I thank the Deputy Leader of the Opposition for her question because it enables me to explain some of the approach that the government takes here. There are various stages of assessment of asylum seeker claims, and when people present and raise no reasonable prospect that they have a protection claim when it is clear that they are seeking, to use the terminology, to be economic...”

More of Julia Gillard's recent appearances

Numbers

Please note that numbers do not measure quality. Also, Representatives may do other things not currently covered by this site. (More about this)

  • Has spoken in 149 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Representatives.
  • People have made 15 comments on this Representative's speeches — well above average amongst Representatives.
  • This Representative's speeches are understandable to an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 334 people are tracking whenever this Representative speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1799 times in debates — well above average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)