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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 more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
- Voted very strongly for increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
- Voted very strongly for increasing funding for university education. votes
- Voted strongly against decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
- Voted very strongly for increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
- Voted very strongly for encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
- Voted strongly for increasing consumer protections. votes
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- Never rebels against their party in this parliament.
- Statements by Members: Macarthur Electorate: National Disability Insurance Scheme (25 Mar 2021)
“The NDIS should give participants and their families control and respect in dealing with their disability. The private assessors who are employed at the NDIS do not necessarily have the expertise or experience in the range of disabilities and conditions they assess. This is the case for my constituent, Megan Wedderburn and her daughter Indiana. Tomorrow is Epilepsy Awareness Day and Indiana...”
- Bills: Appropriation Bill (No. 3) 2020-2021, Appropriation Bill (No. 4) 2020-2021; Second Reading (25 Mar 2021)
“by leave—I was previously speaking about the completely laissez faire attitude of this government to many of the issues that concern me around health, around disability, around local infrastructure, around jobs and around education. In particular, I was speaking of the rapid increase in gap costs for high-level medical care that's occurring around Australia in areas such as...”
- Matters of Public Importance: Aged Care (24 Mar 2021)
“I've got my speech in front of me but, if I can first just say, I am very upset by the complete dissociation of this government from any responsibility for what's happened in the aged-care system. They've been in power for over eight years. I was part of the standing committee that did an inquiry into aged care starting in 2016, which amply demonstrated the terrible neglect that was happening...”
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- Has spoken in 73 debates in the last year — above 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") 196 times in debates — below average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)