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  • Former Liberal Party Representative for Wentworth
  • Left House of Representatives on 31 August 2018 — Resigned
  • Entered House of Representatives on 9 October 2004 — Federal election

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Malcolm Turnbull 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 generally against the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. votes
  • Voted generally against implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing competition in bulk wheat export. votes
  • Voted consistently for recognising local government in the Constitution. votes
  • Voted consistently for temporary protection visas. votes
  • Voted generally 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 almost always against increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted almost always for unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Voted consistently against restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted almost always against increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted almost always for privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted consistently for stem cell research. votes
  • Voted consistently for more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted generally 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 for increasing availability of abortion drugs. votes
  • Voted consistently for live animal export. votes
  • Voted consistently against carbon farming. votes
  • Voted almost always 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 generally 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 generally 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 almost always against increasing the diversity of media ownership. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing indexation of HECS-HELP debts. votes
  • Voted generally 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 generally against restricting donations to political parties. votes
  • Voted generally 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 for putting welfare payments onto cashless debit cards (or indue cards) on a temporary basis as a trial. votes
  • Voted almost always for speeding things along in Parliament (procedural). votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and 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
  • Has never voted on 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 generally for an Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC). votes
  • Voted generally for increasing scrutiny of unions. votes
  • Voted consistently for stopping people who arrive by boat from ever coming to Australia. votes
  • Voted consistently for getting rid of Sunday and public holiday penalty rates. votes
  • Voted consistently for reducing the corporate tax rate. votes
  • Voted consistently for 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 generally 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 generally against increasing political transparency. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against for increasing the Youth Allowance rate. votes
  • Voted generally for implementing the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. votes

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Statement by the Speaker: Fowler, Mr Peter (22 Aug 2018)

“Spoken like a South Australian!”

Questions without Notice: Centrelink (22 Aug 2018)

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

Questions without Notice: Member for Dickson (22 Aug 2018)

“I thank the honourable member for his question. I have not seen the advice of the member for Dickson. He's confirmed to me that he has legal advice, but I have not seen it. I have not been provided with a copy of it. As far as the Solicitor-General is concerned, the matter has only arisen in very recent times. I'm not in possession of all of the facts relating to the arrangements between the...”

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  • Has spoken in 138 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Representatives.
  • People have made 42 comments on this Representative's speeches — well above average amongst Representatives.
  • This Representative's speeches are understandable to an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 106 people are tracking whenever this Representative speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1475 times in debates — well above average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)