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  • Australian Labor Party Representative for Paterson
  • Shadow Assistant Minister for Defence (since 10 Nov 2020)
  • Entered House of Representatives on 2 July 2016 — Federal election
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Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Meryl Swanson voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted very strongly for increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
  • Voted very strongly for implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted very strongly against privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted very strongly for more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Voted moderately for increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted moderately against decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Voted very strongly for encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing consumer protections. votes

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RSS feed Most recent appearances in parliament

Constituency Statements: Nolan, Mr Laurie (24 Mar 2021)

“In the pitch dark of night on 6 January 2016, seven crewmen aboard the Port Stephens marine rescue vessel the Danial Thain ventured into the night. At 2 am, the 32-tonne rescue vessel was hit by a wall of water in cyclonic conditions which tipped the boat onto its port side, throwing the crew on the deck off their feet and causing the boat's propellers to lift out of the water. As the boat...”

Statements by Members: Floods, JobKeeper Payment (23 Mar 2021)

“My parents lived through the 1955 floods in Maitland. My mother was pregnant; my father was deeply impacted, and he always told us, 'Don't buy on a flood plain. He said, 'The mud and the stench are the things that stick for so long.' I want to acknowledge the fantastic work of the State Emergency Service and their volunteers. They do a fantastic job for our region—for all our regions. I...”

Motions: Foreign Interference in Universities (22 Mar 2021)

“I'm pleased to speak on this motion. I do want to note that we do absolutely, in a bipartisan way, need to be committed to safeguarding Australians and Australia's important institutions, such as universities, from being compromised. That's really what we're talking about here. We welcome the government's commitment to safeguarding Australians from foreign interference broadly, and...”

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  • Has spoken in 52 debates in the last year — 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 15–16 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 172 times in debates — below average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)

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