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  • Liberal Party Representative for Deakin
  • Assistant Treasurer (since 29 May 2019)
    Minister for Housing (since 29 May 2019)
  • Entered House of Representatives on 7 September 2013 — Federal election
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Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Michael Sukkar voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted strongly against a carbon price. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
  • Voted moderately against implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted moderately for temporary protection visas. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing or removing the debt limit. votes
  • Voted strongly against a minerals resource rent tax . votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted strongly for regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted very strongly for unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Voted very strongly against restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted very strongly for privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing the price of subsidised medicine. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing the age pension. votes
  • Voted very strongly for decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Voted very strongly for an emissions reduction fund. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing funding for road infrastructure. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Voted very strongly against encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted strongly against increasing consumer protections. votes
  • Voted very strongly for decreasing ABC and SBS funding. votes

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RSS feed Most recent appearances in parliament

Bills: Supply Bill (No. 1) 2020-2021, Supply Bill (No. 2) 2020-2021, Supply (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 1) 2020-2021; Second Reading (23 Mar 2020)

“I take this opportunity to thank all the members who have contributed to the debate on Supply Bill (No. 1) 2020-2021, Supply Bill (No. 2) 2020-2021 and the Supply (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 1) 2020-2021. Again, these supply bills seek authority from the parliament for the appropriation of money for the Consolidated Revenue Fund for the first seven months of 2021. The total of the...”

Bills: Supply Bill (No. 1) 2020-2021, Supply Bill (No. 2) 2020-2021, Supply (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 1) 2020-2021; Second Reading (23 Mar 2020)

“I move: That these bills be now read a second time. Supply Bill (No. 1) 2020-2021, together with Supply Bill (No. 2) 2020-2021 and Supply (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 1) 2020-2021, seeks appropriations to facilitate the continuation of normal government business. These bills are necessary to ensure the proper functioning of government services and the continuation of vital programs...”

Bills: Coronavirus Economic Response Package Omnibus Bill 2020, Guarantee of Lending to Small and Medium Enterprises (Coronavirus Economic Response Package) Bill 2020, Australian Business Growth Fund (Coronavirus Economic Response Package) Bill 2020, Assistance for Severely Affected Regions (Special Appropriation) (Coronavirus Economic Response Package) Bill 2020, Structured Finance Support (Coronavirus Economic Response Package) Bill 2020, Appropriation (Coronavirus Economic Response Package) Bill (No. 1) 2019-2020, Appropriation (Coronavirus Economic Response Package) Bill (No. 2) 2019-2020, Boosting Cash Flow for Employers (Coronavirus Economic Response Package) Bill 2020; Consideration in Detail (23 Mar 2020)

“Very briefly, the amendments moved by the government bring forward waiting period and asset test application rules. This is obviously an evolving pandemic moving very quickly, and the amendments bring forward the application of those two provisions to ensure that payments can be made more expeditiously and that the asset test doesn't apply.”

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  • Has spoken in 44 debates in the last year — average amongst Representatives.
  • People have made 2 comments on this Representative's speeches — average amongst Representatives.
  • This Representative's speeches are understandable to an average 18–19 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") 257 times in debates — average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)

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