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Peter Costello, former Representative

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  • Former Liberal Party Representative for Higgins
  • Left House of Representatives on 19 October 2009 — Resigned
  • Entered House of Representatives on 24 March 1990 — Federal election

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Peter Costello voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted very strongly against same sex marriage. votes
  • Voted very strongly against the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing competition in bulk wheat export. votes
  • Voted very strongly for voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing or removing the debt limit. votes
  • Voted very strongly for regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Has never voted on restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted very strongly for privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted very strongly against stem cell research. votes
  • Voted very strongly for more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Voted very strongly against decreasing the private health insurance rebate. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing the age pension. votes
  • Voted very strongly against extending government benefits to same-sex couples. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing availability of abortion drugs. votes
  • Has never voted on the Intervention in the Northern Territory. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing consumer protections. votes

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Most recent appearances in parliament

International Tax Agreements Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2009: Second Reading (16 Sep 2009)

“Mr Speaker, on indulgence: I will not detain the House too much longer, but I do just want to fill out a little of the picture, if I may. When Brendan first came into the House I was the Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party. I cannot explain to colleagues what a shock it was when Brendan went up to Bradfield and sought the Liberal Party nomination. It was not his earring; it was not his...”

Member for Higgins: (15 Jun 2009)

“On indulgence, Mr Speaker, may I say I did not think I would ever see the day where both sides of this parliament would say nice things about me! It is just possible that both sides of the dispatch box are happy with the announcement that I have made. I want to thank both the Leader of the Liberal Party, Malcolm Turnbull, and the Prime Minister, Mr Rudd, for their very kind words. Woody Allen...”

Questions without Notice: Economy (3 Jun 2009)

“It was a net asset position, you dope!”

More of Peter Costello's recent appearances


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  • Has spoken in 15 debates in the last year — well below average amongst Representatives.
  • People have made 0 comments on this Representative's speeches — average amongst Representatives.
  • This Representative's speeches are understandable to an average 16–17 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 9 people are tracking whenever this Representative speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 257 times in debates — well above average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)