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Mark Vaile, former Representative

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  • Former National Party Representative for Lyne
  • Left House of Representatives on 30 July 2008 — Resigned
  • Entered House of Representatives on 13 March 1993 — Federal election

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Mark Vaile voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing competition in bulk wheat export. votes
  • Voted very strongly for regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted very strongly against restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted very strongly for privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted very strongly against stem cell research. votes
  • Voted very strongly for more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Voted strongly against extending government benefits to same-sex couples. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing availability of abortion drugs. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing consumer protections. votes

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Most recent appearances in parliament

Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2008-2009; Appropriation Bill (No. 2) 2008-2009; Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 1) 2008-2009; Appropriation Bill (No. 5) 2007-2008; Appropriation Bill (No. 6) 2007-2008: Second Reading (3 Jun 2008)

“I am going to do something that is a little unusual this evening: I am actually going to talk about the structure and substance of the budget. Since the Treasurer introduced the budget a number of weeks ago, we have seen an enormous amount of rhetoric and spin from the government—that they are a Labor government of fiscal conservatives; that they have produced a magnificent budget...”

Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Communications Fund) Bill 2008: Second Reading (19 Mar 2008)

“It is necessary to make a few brief comments on the Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (Communications Fund) Bill 2008, particularly given that it is going to have a profound impact on those consumers in rural and regional Australia who look to government to guarantee an appropriate level of service. As the previous government, we did that by establishing the perpetual Communications...”

Questions without Notice: Roads (20 Sep 2007)

“I thank the member for Blair for his question—a real question about a real issue that is of interest to Australians, particularly in regional Australia. That is, what the government is doing in terms of the deployment of the prosperity in this country to improve infrastructure, particularly in regional Australia, to the benefit of all Australians. The member for Blair would be well...”

More of Mark Vaile's recent appearances


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  • Has spoken in 9 debates in the last year — well below average amongst Representatives.
  • People have made 0 comments on this Representative's speeches — well above average amongst Representatives.
  • This Representative's speeches are understandable to an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 0 people are tracking whenever this Representative speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 133 times in debates — well above average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)