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Matt Williams, former Representative

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  • Former Liberal Party Representative for Hindmarsh
  • Left House of Representatives on 2 July 2016 — unknown
  • Entered House of Representatives on 7 September 2013 — Federal election

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Matt Williams voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted consistently against a carbon price. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
  • Voted consistently against implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted consistently for temporary protection visas. votes
  • Voted consistently 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 consistently 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 consistently against increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted consistently for privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing the price of subsidised medicine. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing the age pension. votes
  • Voted consistently for decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Voted consistently for an emissions reduction fund. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing funding for road infrastructure. 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 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 for Senate electoral reform. votes
  • Voted consistently against stopping tax avoidance or aggressive tax minimisation. votes
  • Voted consistently for speeding things along in Parliament (procedural). votes
  • Voted generally against suspending the rules to allow a vote to happen (procedural). votes
  • Voted almost always against letting all MPs or Senators speak in Parliament (procedural). votes
  • Voted consistently against the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). votes
  • Voted consistently for an Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC). votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing scrutiny of unions. votes
  • Voted consistently for turning back asylum boats when possible. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing eligibility requirements for Australian citizenship. votes

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Most recent appearances in parliament

Matters of Public Importance: Budget (5 May 2016)

“We'll see about that! Up there in the corner, to the other members who are departing, thank you for your contributions. I will miss the banter. I will miss the collegiality. I will miss you all, but I am sure some of us will be back. Good luck. It has been nice to have been a part of the 44th Parliament.”

Matters of Public Importance: Budget (5 May 2016)

“I tell you: they are not. I will give you some names from right around Australia. You might like to take notice and learn something. In New South Wales, we have Dowding & Mills. That is for the Collins class submarine program right here and now, so they are well placed to get further work. In Victoria, we have Pump Technology, Mackay Consolidated and ABB Turbocharging. In New South Wales,...”

Matters of Public Importance: Budget (5 May 2016)

“The member for Cunningham, with whom I have participated in Education and Employment Committee hearings, is generally a constructive member of parliament, and I have enjoyed working with her on some of those occasions. It is just a bit disappointing for the gallery and for us here that there was not more constructive dialogue in our MPI. Child care is an interesting case study. It is an...”

More of Matt Williams's recent appearances

Numbers

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  • Has spoken in 100 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Representatives.
  • People have made 2 comments 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.
  • 5 people are tracking whenever this Representative speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 144 times in debates — below average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)