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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
- Voted very strongly for encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
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- Never rebels against their party in this parliament.
- Questions without Notice: Road Infrastructure (24 Jul 2019)
“My question is to the Deputy Prime Minister. Why is only three per cent of the funding to extend the M1 to Raymond Terrace available in the next four years?”
- Constituency Statements: Aged Care (23 Jul 2019)
“All of us in this place rely heavily on our terrific teams, and I have an incredible electorate officer, David Ewings, who helps many hundreds of people in his role. There are some stories that really stand out for Dave; this is one of them. We were recently contacted by a lady called Lynn. She is the primary carer for her sister. Lynn's sister was diagnosed with cancer last year and has...”
- Matters of Public Importance: Agriculture (23 Jul 2019)
“I referred to when the Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, became the Prime Minister in August last year. He went to South-West Quilpie. I want to talk about when he was in Quilpie. He stood up and he talked about how dire things were in Quilpie and then he was asked about drought relief and drought recovery, which was good. He talked about those two things. But then he was asked about climate...”
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- Has spoken in 34 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") 118 times in debates — below average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)