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Lindsay Tanner, former Representative

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  • Former Australian Labor Party Representative for Melbourne
  • Left House of Representatives on 21 August 2010 — retired
  • Entered House of Representatives on 13 March 1993 — Federal election

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Lindsay Tanner voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted consistently for same-sex marriage equality. votes
  • Voted consistently against government administered paid parental leave. votes
  • Voted consistently for the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing competition in bulk wheat export. votes
  • Voted consistently against voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing or removing the Government debt limit. votes
  • Voted consistently against regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Has never voted on restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted almost always 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 generally for increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Voted consistently for decreasing the private health insurance rebate. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing the age pension. votes
  • Voted consistently for extending government benefits to same-sex couples. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing availability of abortion drugs. votes
  • Voted consistently against the Intervention in the Northern Territory. votes
  • Voted consistently against encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing consumer protections. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing the diversity of media ownership. votes
  • Voted consistently for restricting donations to political parties. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing parliamentary entitlements for current MPs and Senators. votes
  • Voted generally for speeding things along in Parliament (procedural). votes
  • Voted consistently against suspending the rules to allow a vote to happen (procedural). votes
  • Voted consistently against 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 expanding Medicare-funded dental care. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing political transparency. 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

Member for Melbourne: (24 Jun 2010)

“On indulgence, I rise to advise the House that I will not be contesting the forthcoming federal election. I just wish to outline some of the reasoning behind my decision. A couple of weeks ago I spoke with the then Prime Minister indicating that it was my intention not contest the coming election. He asked me to delay consideration of this decision, indeed to reconsider. He indicated that he...”

Questions without Notice: Business (24 Jun 2010)

“I thank the member for Forde for his question. The government is committed to delivering long-term sustainable growth for the Australian economy. As part of that commitment, there are a number of specific strategies that are being pursued. These include infrastructure development, improvement in our skill formation, the National Broadband Network, tax reform and, specifically within my own...”

Committees: Public Works Committee; Approval of Work (24 Jun 2010)

“I move: That, in accordance with the provisions of the Public Works Committee Act 1969, and by reason of the urgent nature of the work, it is expedient that the following proposed work be carried out without having been referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works: Infrastructure and upgrade works on identified immigration detention facilities. On 18 April 2010 the...”

More of Lindsay Tanner's recent appearances


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  • Has spoken in 55 debates in the last year — above average amongst Representatives.
  • People have made 2 comments on this Representative's speeches — above average amongst Representatives.
  • This Representative's speeches are understandable to an average 19–20 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 46 people are tracking whenever this Representative speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 280 times in debates — well above average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)