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  • Australian Labor Party Representative for Greenway
  • Shadow Minister for Communications (since 6 Dec 2017)
  • Entered House of Representatives on 21 August 2010 — Federal election
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Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Michelle Rowland voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted generally against same-sex marriage equality. votes
  • Voted consistently for tobacco plain packaging. votes
  • Voted consistently for a carbon price. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted generally against government administered paid parental leave. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
  • Voted generally for implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing competition in bulk wheat export. votes
  • Voted consistently for recognising local government in the Constitution. votes
  • Voted consistently against temporary protection visas. votes
  • Voted consistently against voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing or removing the Government debt limit. votes
  • Voted consistently for a minerals resource rent tax . votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted generally for regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted consistently against unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Voted consistently for restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted consistently against privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted consistently for more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against decreasing the private health insurance rebate. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing the price of subsidised medicine. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing the age pension. votes
  • Voted consistently against live animal export. votes
  • Voted consistently for carbon farming. votes
  • Voted almost always against decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Voted consistently for re-approving/ re-registering agvet chemicals. votes
  • Voted consistently against an emissions reduction fund. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing funding for road infrastructure. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted consistently for encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing consumer protections. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing access under Freedom of Information law. votes
  • Voted consistently for an NBN (using fibre to the premises). votes
  • Voted consistently against decreasing ABC and SBS funding. votes
  • Voted consistently against tighter means testing of family payments . votes
  • Voted consistently against deregulating undergraduate university fees. votes
  • Voted consistently for removing children from immigration detention. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against compensating victims of overseas terrorism since the September 11 attack. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing the diversity of media ownership. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing indexation of HECS-HELP debts. votes
  • Voted consistently against charging postgraduate research students fees. votes
  • Voted consistently for treating government action on climate change as a matter of urgency. votes
  • Voted almost always for increasing transparency of big business by making information public. votes
  • Voted consistently for letting environmental groups challenge the legality of certain government decisions. votes
  • Voted consistently for restricting donations to political parties. votes
  • Voted consistently for creating a federal Anti-Corruption Commission. votes
  • Voted consistently against Senate electoral reform. votes
  • Voted consistently for a fast transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. votes
  • Voted almost always for stopping tax avoidance or aggressive tax minimisation. votes
  • Voted consistently for ending illegal logging. votes
  • Voted consistently against a plebiscite on the carbon pricing mechanism. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing funding for legal aid. votes
  • Voted consistently against putting welfare payments onto cashless debit cards (or indue cards) on a temporary basis as a trial. votes
  • Voted almost always against speeding things along in Parliament (procedural). votes
  • Voted generally for suspending the rules to allow a vote to happen (procedural). votes
  • Voted generally for letting all MPs or Senators speak in Parliament (procedural). votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing housing affordability. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against ending immigration detention on Nauru. votes
  • Voted consistently against ending immigration detention on Manus Island. votes
  • Voted consistently against strengthening gun control laws. votes
  • Voted generally for the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). votes
  • Voted consistently against a same-sex marriage plebiscite. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing the initial tax rate for working holiday makers to 19%. votes
  • Voted consistently against an Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC). votes
  • Voted generally against increasing scrutiny of unions. votes
  • Voted consistently against stopping people who arrive by boat from ever coming to Australia. votes
  • Voted consistently for doctor-initiated medical transfers for asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted consistently against getting rid of Sunday and public holiday penalty rates. votes
  • Voted generally against reducing the corporate tax rate. votes
  • Voted consistently against the Coalition's new schools funding policy ("Gonski 2.0"). votes
  • Has never voted on requiring every native title claimant to sign land use agreements. votes
  • Voted consistently for a Royal Commission into Violence and Abuse against People with Disability. votes
  • Voted consistently against drug testing welfare recipients. votes
  • Voted consistently against a citizenship test. votes
  • Voted consistently against privatising government services. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing the Medicare Levy to pay for the National Disability Insurance Scheme. votes
  • Has never voted on government action on animal & plant extinctions. votes
  • Voted consistently against turning back asylum boats when possible. votes
  • Voted consistently against civil celebrants having the right to refuse to marry same-sex couples. votes
  • Voted consistently against greater control over items brought into immigration detention centres. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing eligibility requirements for Australian citizenship. votes
  • Voted consistently against making more water from Murray-Darling Basin available to use. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing penalties for breach of data. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing political transparency. votes
  • Voted almost always against a combined Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia. votes
  • Voted almost always against political interference in research funding. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against protecting Australian sovereignty in trade agreements. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing government support for the dairy industry. votes
  • Has never voted on community right to say no to nuclear waste disposal sites. votes
  • Has never voted on Temporary Exclusion Orders. votes
  • Voted consistently for making the cashless debit card program voluntary. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing funding for vocational education. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing access to the JobKeeper Payment. votes
  • Has never voted on assisting the Arts sector through the coronavirus pandemic. votes
  • Has never voted on parliament continuing to meet during the COVID-19 pandemic. votes
  • Has never voted on banning mobiles and other devices in immigration detention. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing state and territory environmental approval powers. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing the cost of humanities degrees. votes
  • Has never voted on extending Jobkeeper Payment. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing support for the Australian film and TV industry. votes
  • Voted consistently for building dedicated quarantine facilities (COVID-19). votes
  • Voted consistently for treating the COVID vaccine rollout as a matter of urgency. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing workplace protections for women. votes
  • Voted consistently against putting welfare payments onto cashless debit cards (or indue cards) on an ongoing basis. votes

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Matters of Public Importance: Broadband (30 Nov 2021)

“Going into the 2007 election, Labor took a policy to the Australian people that spoke to a smart future in which the transformational power of ICT would be harnessed for the betterment of all Australians, irrespective of where they lived or worked. But it also spoke to a decade of policy failures under this conservative government when it came to broadband, including when Telstra was...”

Matters of Public Importance: Morrison Government (25 Nov 2021)

“Australians deserve a Prime Minister and a government that are going to tell them the truth, act in the public interest and plan ahead for a strong economy and jobs growth. But, instead, what do we have? We have a tired, decade-old government, just about, led by a Prime Minister who has zero regard for the truth. He always puts his immediate political interests ahead of the national interest...”

Bills: Telstra Corporation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021; Second Reading (25 Nov 2021)

“I rise to speak on the Telstra Corporation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021, and I move: 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: (1) notes: (a) this bill seeks to preserve the operation of a range of regulatory obligations imposed on Telstra following its privatisation;...”

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  • Has spoken in 38 debates in the last year — below average amongst Representatives.
  • People have made 3 comments on this Representative's speeches — above 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") 382 times in debates — average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)