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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 increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
- Voted very strongly 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
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- Never rebels against their party in this parliament.
- Statements by Members: Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources (20 Feb 2019)
“When I was elected in 2016, I made a commitment to represent my community and work for the Australian people. Yesterday, when the Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources encouraged the Australian people to boycott Coles and ALDI and to shop at Woolworths instead, he failed to mention that both he and his wife have shares in Woolworths and would directly benefit from the increase in their...”
- Constituency Statements: Broadband (19 Feb 2019)
“Communities across my electorate are absolutely fed up—fed up with the dodgy, unreliable second-rate NBN. Not a week goes by when my office doesn't get a call from a frustrated constituent asking for help. I hear of terrible experiences with the NBN, including dropouts, missed appointments, dodgy lines and—can you believe it—homes that still aren't on the NBN rollout map,...”
- Bills: Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Bill 2018; Second Reading (19 Feb 2019)
“I rise to speak on the Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Bill 2018. Imagine working for an organisation that you know is doing the wrong thing by its customers? That whether it's legally or morally wrong, you know that what you're seeing or taking part in is not in the interest of the people that the organisation should serve. You finally get the courage to tell...”
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- Has spoken in 49 debates in the last year — 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 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
- 1 person is tracking whenever this Representative speaks — email me whenever Meryl Swanson speaks.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 112 times in debates — well below average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)