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Margaret May, former Representative

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  • Former Liberal Party Representative for McPherson
  • Left House of Representatives on 21 August 2010 — retired
  • Entered House of Representatives on 3 October 1998 — Federal election

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Margaret May voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted very strongly against same sex marriage. votes
  • Voted very strongly for government administered paid parental leave. votes
  • Voted strongly against the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. votes
  • Voted strongly for increasing competition in bulk wheat export. votes
  • Voted very strongly for voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing or removing the debt limit. votes
  • Voted very strongly for regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted very strongly against restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted strongly for increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted very strongly for privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted very strongly for stem cell research. votes
  • Has never voted on more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Voted very strongly against decreasing the private health insurance rebate. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing the age pension. votes
  • Voted very strongly against extending government benefits to same-sex couples. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing availability of abortion drugs. votes
  • Voted very strongly for the Intervention in the Northern Territory. votes
  • Voted very strongly for encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing consumer protections. votes

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Most recent appearances in parliament

Condolences: Sapper Jacob Daniel Moerland; Sapper Darren James Smith (22 Jun 2010)

“I have to report that the order of the day relating to the Prime Minister’s motion of condolence in connection with the death of Sapper Jacob Daniel Moerland and Sapper Darren James Smith has been debated in the Main Committee and is returned to the House. I present a certified copy of the motion. I understand it is the wish of the House to consider the matter immediately. Honourable...”

Crimes Amendment (Royal Flying Doctor Service) Bill 2010: Report from Main Committee (22 Jun 2010)

“The question is that the amendments be agreed to. Question agreed to. Bill, as amended, agreed to.”

Adjournment: (22 Jun 2010)

“Order! It being 8.30 pm, I propose the question: That the House do now adjourn.”

More of Margaret May's recent appearances

Numbers

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  • Has spoken in 17 debates in the last year — well 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.
  • 4 people are tracking whenever this Representative speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 83 times in debates — below average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)