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  • Former National Party Representative for Cowper
  • Left House of Representatives on 18 May 2019 — retired
  • Entered House of Representatives on 10 November 2001 — Federal election

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Luke Hartsuyker voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted consistently against same-sex marriage equality. votes
  • Voted consistently against tobacco plain packaging. votes
  • Voted consistently against a carbon price. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted consistently for government administered paid parental leave. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
  • Voted consistently against the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. votes
  • Voted generally against implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing competition in bulk wheat export. votes
  • Has never voted on recognising local government in the Constitution. votes
  • Voted consistently for temporary protection visas. votes
  • Voted consistently for voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing or removing the Government debt limit. votes
  • Voted consistently against a minerals resource rent tax . votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted generally for regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted consistently for unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Voted consistently against restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted almost always against increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted consistently for privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted consistently against stem cell research. votes
  • Voted almost always for more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted almost always against increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted consistently against decreasing the private health insurance rebate. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing the price of subsidised medicine. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing the age pension. votes
  • Voted consistently against extending government benefits to same-sex couples. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing availability of abortion drugs. votes
  • Voted consistently for live animal export. votes
  • Has never voted on carbon farming. votes
  • Voted consistently for decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Voted consistently against re-approving/ re-registering agvet chemicals. votes
  • Voted consistently for the Intervention in the Northern Territory. votes
  • Voted consistently for an emissions reduction fund. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing funding for road infrastructure. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted consistently against encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing consumer protections. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing access under Freedom of Information law. votes
  • Voted consistently against an NBN (using fibre to the premises). votes
  • Voted consistently for decreasing ABC and SBS funding. votes
  • Voted consistently for tighter means testing of family payments . votes
  • Voted consistently for deregulating undergraduate university fees. votes
  • Voted consistently against removing children from immigration detention. votes
  • Voted consistently for compensating victims of overseas terrorism since the September 11 attack. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing the diversity of media ownership. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing indexation of HECS-HELP debts. votes
  • Voted consistently for charging postgraduate research students fees. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing transparency of big business by making information public. votes
  • Voted consistently against letting environmental groups challenge the legality of certain government decisions. votes
  • Voted consistently against restricting donations to political parties. votes
  • Voted consistently for Senate electoral reform. votes
  • Voted consistently against stopping tax avoidance or aggressive tax minimisation. votes
  • Voted consistently against ending illegal logging. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing parliamentary entitlements for current MPs and Senators. votes
  • Voted consistently for a plebiscite on the carbon pricing mechanism. 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 generally 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 ending immigration detention on Nauru. votes
  • Voted consistently against ending immigration detention on Manus Island. 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
  • Has never voted on 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
  • Voted consistently for turning back asylum boats when possible. votes
  • Voted consistently for civil celebrants having the right to refuse to marry same-sex couples. votes
  • Voted consistently for expanding Medicare-funded dental care. 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 against increasing political transparency. votes
  • Voted consistently for a combined Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing government support for the dairy industry. votes
  • Voted generally for for increasing the Youth Allowance rate. votes
  • Voted almost always against implementing the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. votes

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RSS feed Most recent appearances in parliament

Delegation Reports: Australian Parliamentary Delegation to the 27th Annual Meeting of the Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum (4 Apr 2019)

“I present the report of the Australian Parliamentary Delegation to the 27th Annual Meeting of the Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum, held in Siem Reap, Cambodia, from 13 January to 18 January 2019. I ask leave of the House to make a short statement in connection with the report. Leave granted. I had the honour of participating in the delegation, which was led by the President of the Senate,...”

Statements by Members: Federal Election (4 Apr 2019)

“We are here on the last sitting of the 45th Parliament and the people of Cowper will have an important decision to make at the next election. They can choose a very fine National Party candidate in Pat Conaghan, a local man who grew up Kempsey, who was a policeman in Kempsey and who became a police prosecutor and, ultimately, a criminal lawyer. He is a person who knows the needs of our local...”

Statements by Members: Cowper Electorate: Federal Election (20 Feb 2019)

“At the forthcoming election, the people of Cowper have an important decision to make. The Nationals have a great candidate running for Cowper at the next election in Pat Conaghan. Pat is a Kempsey boy, former policeman and now a lawyer. Pat understands the needs of the people of Cowper. Pat knows that the people of Cowper do not want a retiree tax. Pat also knows that there are reports in the...”

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  • Has spoken in 24 debates in the last year — below average amongst Representatives.
  • People have made 1 comment on this Representative's speeches — average amongst Representatives.
  • This Representative's speeches are understandable to an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 28 people are tracking whenever this Representative speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 465 times in debates — above average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)