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Kay Elson, former Representative

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  • Former Liberal Party Representative for Forde
  • Left House of Representatives on 17 October 2007 — retired
  • Entered House of Representatives on 2 March 1996 — Federal election

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Kay Elson voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted consistently against increasing competition in bulk wheat export. votes
  • Voted consistently for regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted consistently against restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted consistently for privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted consistently for stem cell research. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Has never voted on extending government benefits to same-sex couples. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing availability of abortion drugs. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing the diversity of media ownership. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing parliamentary entitlements for current MPs and Senators. votes
  • Voted consistently for speeding things along in Parliament (procedural). votes
  • Voted consistently for suspending the rules to allow a vote to happen (procedural). votes
  • Voted consistently against ending immigration detention on Nauru. votes
  • Voted consistently against ending immigration detention on Manus Island. votes
  • Voted consistently for expanding Medicare-funded dental care. 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

Committees: Family and Human Services Committee; Report (19 Sep 2007)

“I am very grateful to be given the opportunity to speak about The winnable war on drugs and the impact of illicit drug use on our families. Firstly, I would like to sincerely thank the Chair of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Family and Human Services, Bronwyn Bishop, for her valuable time and expertise in taking a down-to-earth and honest approach towards a genuine attempt...”

Quarantine Amendment (Commission of Inquiry) Bill 2007: Second Reading (17 Sep 2007)

“Tonight, I rise in support of the Quarantine Amendment (Commission of Inquiry) Bill 2007. The purpose of this bill is to enable a commission of inquiry into the outbreak of equine influenza in Australia to operate under the Quarantine Act 1908 but with powers under the Royal Commission Act 2002. A public inquiry into the outbreak of EI is obviously called for because of the serious effects of...”

Adjournment: Protection for Police (9 Aug 2007)

“I rise in this House today to call on state and territory governments around the country to do more to protect our police officers. The murder of Constable Brett Irwin quite recently in Brisbane, while he was on duty, should act as a catalyst for change because it is a clear indication of the ongoing dangers our police officers face. To Mr Irwin’s family, I extend the condolences of...”

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