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Nicola Roxon, former Representative

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  • Former Australian Labor Party Representative for Gellibrand
  • Left House of Representatives on 5 August 2013 — retired
  • Entered House of Representatives on 3 October 1998 — Federal election

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Nicola Roxon voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted consistently for same-sex marriage equality. votes
  • Voted consistently for tobacco plain packaging. votes
  • Voted consistently for a carbon price. votes
  • Voted consistently against government administered paid parental leave. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
  • Voted consistently for the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. votes
  • Voted consistently against 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 for 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 a mixture of for and against regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted consistently against unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Has never voted on restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted almost always for increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted consistently against privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted consistently for stem cell research. votes
  • Voted consistently against more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted consistently for decreasing the private health insurance rebate. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing the age pension. votes
  • Voted almost always for extending government benefits to same-sex couples. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing availability of abortion drugs. votes
  • Voted consistently against live animal export. votes
  • Voted consistently for carbon farming. votes
  • Voted consistently against decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Has never voted on re-approving/ re-registering agvet chemicals. votes
  • Voted consistently against the Intervention in the Northern Territory. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Voted almost always for increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted consistently against 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 compensating victims of overseas terrorism since the September 11 attack. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing the diversity of media ownership. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing transparency of big business by making information public. votes
  • Voted consistently for restricting donations to political parties. votes
  • Voted consistently for stopping tax avoidance or aggressive tax minimisation. votes
  • Voted consistently for ending illegal logging. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing parliamentary entitlements for current MPs and Senators. votes
  • Voted consistently against a plebiscite on the carbon pricing mechanism. votes
  • Voted generally for speeding things along in Parliament (procedural). votes
  • Voted almost always against suspending the rules to allow a vote to happen (procedural). votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against letting all MPs or Senators speak in Parliament (procedural). votes
  • Voted generally for ending immigration detention on Nauru. votes
  • Voted generally for ending immigration detention on Manus Island. votes
  • Voted consistently against turning back asylum boats when possible. votes
  • Voted consistently against expanding Medicare-funded dental care. votes
  • Voted consistently against making more water from Murray-Darling Basin available to use. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing political transparency. votes
  • Voted consistently for for increasing the Youth Allowance rate. votes
  • Voted generally for implementing the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. votes

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Most recent appearances in parliament

Committees: Privileges and Members' Interests Committee; Report (27 Jun 2013)

“As required by resolutions of the House, I table copies of notifications of alterations of interests received during the period 21 March to 26 June 2013 and present the report from the Standing Committee of Privileges and Members' Interests concerning an application from Mr Brian McCarty for the publication of a response to a reference made in the House of Representatives.”

Matters of Public Importance: Economy (18 Jun 2013)

“Speaker, I rise on a point of order. You have ruled before that that language is not appropriate to be used with regard to the conduct of the Prime Minister in relation to the member for Dobell. I ask that the member withdraw.”

Parliamentary Representation: Valedictory (18 Jun 2013)

“on indulgence—I intend to start this speech rather than finish it with my personal thanks, because I think they are the easy ones to miss at the end in a rush. All that we as politicians can achieve for the community fundamentally relies on a lot of other people. Families, friends and staff help us, support us, sooth us and share our triumphs. I have been incredibly blessed on all of...”

More of Nicola Roxon's recent appearances

Numbers

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  • Has spoken in 36 debates in the last year — below average amongst Representatives.
  • People have made 5 comments on this Representative's speeches — well 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.
  • 69 people are tracking whenever this Representative speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 620 times in debates — well above average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)