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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 very strongly against same sex marriage. votes
  • Has never voted on government administered paid parental leave. votes
  • Voted moderately against the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. votes
  • Voted strongly for increasing competition in bulk wheat export. votes
  • Voted very strongly for voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing or removing the debt limit. votes
  • Voted very strongly for regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted very strongly against restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted very strongly for privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted very strongly for stem cell research. votes
  • Voted very strongly for more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Voted very strongly against decreasing the private health insurance rebate. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing the age pension. votes
  • Voted very strongly against extending government benefits to same-sex couples. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing availability of abortion drugs. votes
  • Voted very strongly for the Intervention in the Northern Territory. votes
  • Voted very strongly for encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing consumer protections. 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...”

More of Michael Johnson's recent appearances

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?)