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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.
- Statements by Members: Ovarian Cancer (4 Mar 2020)
“Last month was Ovarian Cancer Month. Ovarian cancer is a very serious cancer. In fact, if you are diagnosed with it, you've got about a 45 per cent chance of living beyond five years. It's a very sad thing, indeed. I am wearing this magnificent teal pearl necklace today, made for me by Carolyn Bear. A number of years ago, Carolyn's daughter, Kylie, who was a psychologist studying for her PhD,...”
- Bills: Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2019-2020, Appropriation Bill (No. 4) 2019-2020 (3 Mar 2020)
“I rise to speak on Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2019-2020 and Appropriation Bill (No. 4) 2019-2020. When I first thought about running for parliament to become the member for Paterson back in 2016, I couldn't imagine any greater feeling of pride than representing the community that I not only live in with my family but also was born in. My electorate has a vast range of people. There are a lot...”
- Matters of Public Importance: Economy (3 Mar 2020)
“No Tim Tams for you lot!”
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- Has spoken in 37 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") 131 times in debates — below average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)