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Patrick Secker, former Representative

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  • Former Liberal Party Representative for Barker
  • Left House of Representatives on 5 August 2013 — unknown
  • Entered House of Representatives on 3 October 1998 — Federal election

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Patrick Secker voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted consistently against same-sex marriage equality. votes
  • Voted consistently against tobacco plain packaging. votes
  • Voted consistently against a carbon price. votes
  • Voted consistently for government administered paid parental leave. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
  • Voted almost always against the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. votes
  • Voted consistently for implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing competition in bulk wheat export. votes
  • Voted consistently for recognising local government in the Constitution. votes
  • Voted consistently for temporary protection visas. votes
  • Voted consistently for voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing or removing the Government debt limit. votes
  • Voted consistently against a minerals resource rent tax . votes
  • Voted generally against increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted generally for regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Has never voted on unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Voted consistently against restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted almost always against increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted generally for privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted consistently against stem cell research. votes
  • Voted consistently for more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted consistently against decreasing the private health insurance rebate. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing the age pension. votes
  • Voted consistently against extending government benefits to same-sex couples. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing availability of abortion drugs. votes
  • Voted consistently for live animal export. votes
  • Voted consistently against carbon farming. votes
  • Voted consistently for decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Voted consistently against re-approving/ re-registering agvet chemicals. votes
  • Voted consistently for the Intervention in the Northern Territory. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted consistently for encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing consumer protections. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing access under Freedom of Information law. votes
  • Voted consistently against an NBN (using fibre to the premises). votes
  • Voted consistently for compensating victims of overseas terrorism since the September 11 attack. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing the diversity of media ownership. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing transparency of big business by making information public. votes
  • Voted consistently against restricting donations to political parties. votes
  • Voted consistently against stopping tax avoidance or aggressive tax minimisation. votes
  • Voted consistently against ending illegal logging. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing parliamentary entitlements for current MPs and Senators. votes
  • Voted consistently for a plebiscite on the carbon pricing mechanism. votes
  • Voted generally against speeding things along in Parliament (procedural). votes
  • Voted almost always for 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 consistently against ending immigration detention on Nauru. votes
  • Voted consistently against ending immigration detention on Manus Island. votes
  • Voted consistently for turning back asylum boats when possible. votes
  • Voted consistently for expanding Medicare-funded dental care. votes
  • Voted consistently for making more water from Murray-Darling Basin available to use. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing political transparency. votes
  • Voted almost always against for increasing the Youth Allowance rate. votes
  • Voted generally against implementing the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. votes

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Most recent appearances in parliament

Parliamentary Representation: Valedictory (25 Jun 2013)

“Speaker, on indulgence: I rise today in what may be my last speech in parliament but not, I hope, my last contribution to parliament. I intend to fulfil my duties as Opposition Whip to the last second. It is a position I have thoroughly enjoyed and learnt from. Our team—the member for Leichhardt and the member for Forrest—have worked together very well. I especially thank Warren...”

Questions without Notice: Migration (19 Jun 2013)

“It is on standing order 77, 'Anticipating discussion': During a debate, a Member may not anticipate the discussion of a subject listed on the Notice Paper and expected to be debated on the same or next sitting day. In actual fact, it has been anticipated.”

Delegation Reports: Australian Parliamentary Delegation to South Africa and Zambia (17 Jun 2013)

“by leave—I present the report of the Australian parliamentary delegation to South Africa and Zambia in April 2013, and seek leave to make some very brief comments. Leave granted. This was a fairly arduous delegation visit over a short period, thankfully, with only three members of the delegation. There was a lot of hard work and we had to share the same load between three instead of the...”

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Numbers

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  • Has spoken in 18 debates in the last year — well below average amongst Representatives.
  • People have made 0 comments on this Representative's speeches — below average amongst Representatives.
  • This Representative's speeches are understandable to an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 5 people are tracking whenever this Representative speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 157 times in debates — well below average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)