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Rod Sawford, former Representative

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  • Former Australian Labor Party Representative for Port Adelaide
  • Left House of Representatives on 17 October 2007 — retired
  • Entered House of Representatives on 26 March 1988 — Byelection

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Rod Sawford voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted very strongly for increasing competition in bulk wheat export. votes
  • Voted very strongly against regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted very strongly for restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted very strongly against privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted very strongly for stem cell research. votes
  • Voted moderately for increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Voted very strongly for extending government benefits to same-sex couples. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing availability of abortion drugs. votes

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Most recent appearances in parliament

Australian Technical Colleges (Flexibility in Achieving Australia’S Skills Needs) Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2007: Second Reading (15 Aug 2007)

“At the beginning of February 1988, I was the school principal of one of the most disadvantaged schools in South Australia. The school was located in the federal electorate of Port Adelaide, not far from where I lived as a youngster and where I still live today. To the surprise of many, in 1984 I had left a previous school which I had built up to be one of the best in Australia. But Taperoo...”

Questions without Notice: Education (18 Jun 2007)

“Mr Sawford interjecting”

Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2007-2008; Appropriation Bill (No. 2) 2007-2008; Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 1) 2007-2008; Appropriation Bill (No. 5) 2006-2007; Appropriation Bill (No. 6) 2006-2007: Second Reading (30 May 2007)

“I am looking forward to it.”

More of Rod Sawford's recent appearances


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