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Michael Johnson, former Representative

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  • Former Liberal Party Representative for Ryan
  • Changed party from Liberal Party on 21 Aug 2010
  • Left House of Representatives on 21 August 2010 — Changed party
  • Entered House of Representatives on 10 November 2001 — Federal election

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Michael Johnson voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted consistently against same-sex marriage equality. votes
  • Has never voted on government administered paid parental leave. votes
  • Voted generally against the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. votes
  • Voted almost always for increasing competition in bulk wheat export. votes
  • Voted consistently for voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing or removing the Government debt limit. votes
  • Voted consistently for regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted consistently against restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted consistently for privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted consistently for stem cell research. votes
  • Voted consistently for more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Voted consistently against decreasing the private health insurance rebate. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing the age pension. votes
  • Voted consistently against extending government benefits to same-sex couples. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing availability of abortion drugs. votes
  • Voted consistently for the Intervention in the Northern Territory. votes
  • Voted consistently for encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing consumer protections. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing the diversity of media ownership. votes
  • Voted consistently against restricting donations to political parties. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing parliamentary entitlements for current MPs and Senators. votes
  • Voted generally against speeding things along in Parliament (procedural). votes
  • Voted consistently for suspending the rules to allow a vote to happen (procedural). votes
  • Voted consistently for letting all MPs or Senators speak in Parliament (procedural). votes
  • Voted consistently against ending immigration detention on Nauru. votes
  • Voted consistently against ending immigration detention on Manus Island. votes
  • Has never voted on expanding Medicare-funded dental care. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing political transparency. votes
  • Has never voted on implementing the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. votes

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Most recent appearances in parliament

Questions without Notice: Veterans (23 Jun 2010)

“My question is to the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Minister for Defence Personnel. Minister, does the Rudd Labor government believe it is a fair and equitable policy for men and women who have served courageously in our Defence Force, in harm’s way and on behalf of the people of Australia, to have their military pensions indexed at a significantly lower rate than our aged...”

Notices: (22 Jun 2010)

“to move: That this House:(1)condemns the failure of the Federal Labour Government to honour its promise to reform the structure of superannuation for Veterans and Commonwealth superannuants; and(2)recognises the rights of retired Australian Defence Force personnel to a fair, equitable and just pension indexation method, consistent with their service to the Australian nation.”

Private Members’ Business: Seatbelts on Buses (31 May 2010)

“I am pleased to speak in the parliament on behalf of the people of Ryan, as I have done in this place over the last nine years. I look forward to the honour of continuing to do so as the Independent member for the electorate of Ryan, following the election in the months ahead. I take this opportunity to pay tribute to my colleague Joanna Gash, the member for Gilmore, who has moved this motion...”

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Numbers

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  • Has spoken in 18 debates in the last year — below average amongst Representatives.
  • People have made 2 comments on this Representative's speeches — well above average amongst Representatives.
  • This Representative's speeches are understandable to an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 19 people are tracking whenever this Representative speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 213 times in debates — well above average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)