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Robert Oakeshott, former Representative

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  • Former Independent Representative for Lyne
  • Left House of Representatives on 5 August 2013 — retired
  • Entered House of Representatives on 6 September 2008 — Byelection

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Robert Oakeshott 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 a mixture of for and against 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 almost always for regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted consistently against unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted generally for decreasing the private health insurance rebate. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing the age pension. votes
  • Voted consistently against live animal export. votes
  • Voted consistently for carbon farming. votes
  • Voted consistently against decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Voted consistently for re-approving/ re-registering agvet chemicals. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted consistently for encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted almost always for 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 generally against compensating victims of overseas terrorism since the September 11 attack. 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
  • Voted consistently against a plebiscite on the carbon pricing mechanism. votes
  • Voted almost always against speeding things along in Parliament (procedural). votes
  • Voted generally against suspending the rules to allow a vote to happen (procedural). votes
  • Voted almost always for letting all MPs or Senators speak in Parliament (procedural). votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against ending immigration detention on Nauru. votes
  • Voted consistently against ending immigration detention on Manus Island. votes
  • Voted consistently against turning back asylum boats when possible. votes
  • Voted consistently against making more water from Murray-Darling Basin available to use. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing political transparency. votes

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Most recent appearances in parliament

Questions without Notice: Regional Australia (27 Jun 2013)

“My question is to the Prime Minister. Prime Minister, in agreements reached at the start of the 43rd Parliament regional Australia made its way onto the map, with $9.9 billion for regional Australia, $1.8 billion for the regional Health and Hospitals Fund and $500 million for a regional round of an education infrastructure fund. For the 44th Parliament, as we go from the period of governing...”

Committees: Public Accounts and Audit Committee; Report (27 Jun 2013)

“On behalf of the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and AuditI present the committee's report entitled Report 439: review of Auditor-General's reports Nos .11 to 31 (2012-13). I ask leave of the House to table the speech to the report. Leave granted. In accordance with standing order 39(f) the report was made a parliamentary paper. I ask leave of the House to present executive minutes on...”

Parliamentary Representation: Valedictory (27 Jun 2013)

“I have enjoyed some ironies over the last half hour: to hear my two-year-old son Ben yelling out, 'Hurry up!' to all of you is one. As well, to hear Scott Morrison on behalf of the Liberal and National parties moving a motion to allow me to speak is also greatly appreciated.”

More of Robert Oakeshott's recent appearances

Numbers

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  • Has spoken in 84 debates in the last year — well above 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.
  • 46 people are tracking whenever this Representative speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 307 times in debates — above average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)