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Voting record (from They Vote For You)
How Mike Freelander 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
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- Never rebels against their party in this parliament.
- Private Members' Business: Tuberculosis (18 Feb 2019)
“I'd like to commend the previous speakers, the member for Ryan and the member for Solomon, but most of all and in particular the member for Leichhardt, who has been a champion of the cause of eradication of tuberculosis for a number of years, and is doing all he can to promote this cause in the parliament and outside the parliament. Tuberculosis is caused by an organism called Mycobacterium...”
- Constituency Statements: National Disability Insurance Scheme (14 Feb 2019)
“I rise today to address serious concerns I have about the bureaucracy of the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Whilst it's no surprise that I recognise the NDIS as the most significant policy reform since Medicare, feedback from patients and constituents is that administrative barriers continue to act as the greatest hurdles to accessing the benefits and aims of the scheme. I'm prompted...”
- Statements by Members: Apology to Australia's Indigenous Peoples: 11th Anniversary (13 Feb 2019)
“Today marks the 11th anniversary since former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd offered the apology to the stolen generations. I, as would many others in this place, remember the day well. I remember hearing the then Prime Minister's words echoed on the evening news, and I remember their impact on my community. This was an important moment in our nation's history and an essential step for us all to...”
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- Has spoken in 57 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 17–18 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") 111 times in debates — well below average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)