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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 a mixture of for and 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

Adjournment: Paterson Electorate: COVID-19 (26 Aug 2021)

“[by video link] Today we've seen a new low for my home state of New South Wales, with more than 1,000 people being detected as positive with COVID-19. It is now time for the state government to admit they got it wrong. Premier Berejiklian has failed the people of New South Wales and she failed them when she ignored advice to lock down Sydney. The Premier continued to refuse to share the...”

Statements by Members: COVID-19: Testing and Detection (12 Aug 2021)

“The Hunter is in crisis, with the latest COVID outbreak prompting a regionwide lockdown that has now been extended. I want the Prime Minister, the health minister and the New South Wales Premier to feel the urgent pressures our region is under. Across the Hunter, businesses and individuals are buckling with the loss of income and sudden upheaval, not to mention the fear and scramble to try to...”

Bills: Dental Benefits Amendment Bill 2021; Second Reading (12 Aug 2021)

“I'm absolutely delighted to speak on the Dental Benefits Amendment Bill 2021 and the amendment brought forward by the member for Ballarat, Catherine King: That all words after "That" be omitted with a view to substituting the following words: "whilst not declining to give the bill a second reading, the House … (2) urges the Government to do more to address: (a) access to dental …...”

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  • Has spoken in 53 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 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") 188 times in debates — below average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)

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