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Peter Slipper, former Representative

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  • Former Independent Representative for Fisher
  • Changed party from Speaker on 9 Oct 2012; from Liberal Party on 24 Nov 2011
  • Left House of Representatives on 7 September 2013 — unknown
  • Entered House of Representatives on 1 December 1984 — Federal election

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Peter Slipper voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted generally against same-sex marriage equality. votes
  • Voted consistently against tobacco plain packaging. votes
  • Voted generally against a carbon price. votes
  • Voted generally for government administered paid parental leave. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
  • Voted generally against the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. votes
  • Has never voted on implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing competition in bulk wheat export. votes
  • Has never voted on recognising local government in the Constitution. votes
  • Voted almost always 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 consistently against increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted generally for regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted consistently for unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Voted consistently against restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted consistently for privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted consistently against stem cell research. votes
  • Voted generally for more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted generally 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
  • Has never voted on live animal export. votes
  • Has never voted on carbon farming. votes
  • Has never voted on 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 a mixture of for and against increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Has never voted on 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
  • Has never voted on 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
  • Has never voted on 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 a mixture of for and against speeding things along in Parliament (procedural). votes
  • Voted generally for suspending the rules to allow a vote to happen (procedural). votes
  • Voted generally 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 almost always for turning back asylum boats when possible. votes
  • Voted consistently for expanding Medicare-funded dental care. votes
  • Has never voted on making more water from Murray-Darling Basin available to use. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing political transparency. votes
  • Voted consistently for for increasing the Youth Allowance rate. votes
  • Voted almost always for implementing the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. votes

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Most recent appearances in parliament

Personal Explanations: (27 Jun 2013)

“Mr Deputy Speaker, I have resumed my seat, as you have asked. I have now stood to my feet and I am seeking leave to make a personal explanation in accordance with the standing orders. Leave granted. Mr Deputy Speaker, the member for North Sydney asked me to withdraw. What I did was simply to relate a conversation that I had had with Mr Palmer. Mr Palmer knocked Mr Brough back as far as the...”

Personal Explanations: (27 Jun 2013)

“and Mr Palmer in fact said he had a high regard for me.”

Personal Explanations: (27 Jun 2013)

“So there is nothing to withdraw because I was simply repeating a conversation.”

More of Peter Slipper's recent appearances

Numbers

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  • Has spoken in 40 debates in the last year — below average amongst Representatives.
  • People have made 2 comments 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.
  • 12 people are tracking whenever this Representative speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 428 times in debates — well above average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)