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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
- Voted very strongly for increasing consumer protections. votes
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- Never rebels against their party in this parliament.
- Questions without Notice: Drought (22 Oct 2019)
“My question is to the Prime Minister. The Coordinator-General for Drought, Major General Stephen Day, delivered his final report in April to the Prime Minister. Why does the Prime Minister insist on keeping this important report a secret, despite the ongoing drought crisis in Australia?”
- Motions: Paterson Electorate: Bringing the Bonnets Home (21 Oct 2019)
“There were 25,566 women transported to Australia between 1788 and 1853, of whom 1,600 came to Newcastle and to the Hunter more broadly. For over 15 years, the Roses from the Heart project has travelled Australia and the world. Part of that is the Bringing the Bonnets Home project, where a bonnet has been made for every woman who came to Australia under hard and terrible conditions. We brought...”
- Adjournment: Paterson Electorate: Chemical Contamination (17 Oct 2019)
“The front page of the Port Stephens Examinertoday reads: 'Ignored, abandoned'. Journalist Charlie Elias accurately describes how residents living in PFAS affected areas feel, especially those living in Williamtown, Salt Ash and Fullerton Cove, in my electorate. I've stood in this House on more than 20 occasions and spoken about PFAS contamination. I've read letters and delivered messages...”
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- Has spoken in 30 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") 121 times in debates — below average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)