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  • Australian Labor Party Representative for Barton
  • Shadow Minister for Indigenous Australians (since 2 Jun 2019)
    Shadow Minister for Families and Social Services (since 21 Aug 2018)
  • Entered House of Representatives on 2 July 2016 — Federal election
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Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Linda Burney voted on key issues since 2006:

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

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RSS feed Most recent appearances in parliament

Bills: National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Amendment (Funders of Last Resort and Other Measures) Bill 2021; Second Reading (23 Nov 2021)

“I rise to speak on the National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Amendment (Funders of Last Resort and Other Measures) Bill 2021 and move the amendment circulated in my name: That all words after "That" be omitted with a view to substituting the following words:   ."whilst not declining to give the bill a second reading, the House: (1) notes: (a) the Royal...”

Questions without Notice: COVID-19: Vaccination (23 Nov 2021)

“My question is to the Prime Minister. Can the Prime Minister confirm he introduced no-jab, no-pay legislation in 2015 and denied payments to families who refused to get their children vaccinated? Why does the Prime Minister pretend he is opposed to vaccine mandates when he imposed some of the strongest vaccine mandates in the country on children?”

Statements by Members: Toomey, Mr Clive Raymond (23 Nov 2021)

“I rise today to speak about Clive Raymond Toomey and his family. Clive passed away on 26 September due to COVID. He was only 43, and his funeral was in Dubbo on 29 October. He was a dearly loved husband of Anna; a much-loved father of Clive, Monique, Jasmin and Lachlan; and a grandfather. I visited and spoke with the family last Monday. They were kind and gracious and gave me a mask with...”

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  • Has spoken in 33 debates in the last year — well below 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 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 175 times in debates — below average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)

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