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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.
- Bills: Australian Veterans' Recognition (Putting Veterans and their Families First) Bill 2019; Second Reading (3 Apr 2019)
“I rise today to speak on the Australian Veterans' Recognition (Putting Veterans and their Families First) Bill 2019. The bill creates a new act which will provide a framework for government, business and the community to recognise and acknowledge the unique nature of military service and to support veterans and, importantly, their families. This bill establishes the Australian Defence...”
- Statements by Members: Special Olympics World Games, Budget (3 Apr 2019)
“I'd like to congratulate the 2019 Australian Special Olympics team who recently returned home from competing in Abu Dhabi. There were 105 athletes with intellectual disabilities from across Australia who competed in 11 sports and came away with an impressive number of medals. But, more importantly, they came away with incredible memories and a real sense of pride for their sport, their nation...”
- 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...”
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- Has spoken in 45 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.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 113 times in debates — well below average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)