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Sharman Stone, former Representative

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  • Former Liberal Party Representative for Murray
  • Left House of Representatives on 9 May 2016 — retired
  • Entered House of Representatives on 2 March 1996 — Federal election

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Sharman Stone 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 generally against increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted consistently for government administered paid parental leave. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
  • Voted consistently against the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against 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 generally for temporary protection visas. votes
  • Voted consistently for voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing or removing the Government debt limit. votes
  • Voted almost always 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 against increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted consistently for unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Voted consistently against restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted almost always against increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted consistently for privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted consistently for 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 price of subsidised medicine. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing the age pension. votes
  • Voted consistently against extending government benefits to same-sex couples. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing availability of abortion drugs. votes
  • Voted consistently for live animal export. votes
  • Voted consistently against carbon farming. votes
  • Voted almost always 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 for an emissions reduction fund. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing funding for road infrastructure. 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 decreasing ABC and SBS funding. votes
  • Voted consistently for tighter means testing of family payments . votes
  • Voted consistently for deregulating undergraduate university fees. votes
  • Has never voted on removing children from immigration detention. votes
  • Voted generally for compensating victims of overseas terrorism since the September 11 attack. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing the diversity of media ownership. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing indexation of HECS-HELP debts. votes
  • Voted consistently for charging postgraduate research students fees. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing transparency of big business by making information public. votes
  • Voted consistently against letting environmental groups challenge the legality of certain government decisions. votes
  • Voted consistently against restricting donations to political parties. votes
  • Voted consistently for Senate electoral reform. 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 for 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 consistently against the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). votes
  • Voted consistently for an Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC). votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing scrutiny of unions. votes
  • Voted generally for turning back asylum boats when possible. votes
  • Voted consistently for expanding Medicare-funded dental care. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing eligibility requirements for Australian citizenship. votes
  • Voted consistently for 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

Committees: Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade; Report (5 May 2016)

“On behalf of the Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade, I present the committee's first report of the inquiry into development partnerships in agriculture, entitled Food for thought: improving health and nutrition in the Indo-Pacific region. Report made a parliamentary paper in accordance with standing order 39(e). by leave—On behalf of the Joint...”

Governor-General's Speech: Address-in-Reply (4 May 2016)

“And Graham Perrett was the fantastic chair. Our recommendation for a national FASD prevention strategy was adopted, and at last there seems to be some greater recognition of this disability, its cause and its prevention. We could eradicate this greatest cause of non-genetic newborn brain damage, which is the result of the baby being exposed to alcohol in the womb. FASD, or FAS, is 100 per...”

Governor-General's Speech: Address-in-Reply (4 May 2016)

“Thank you. It has been almost 20 years to the day since I stood in this place to make my maiden speech. When I reread that first speech, I can see much has been achieved, but the key challenges remain. I do leave unfinished business, but I guess there will never be a time when it is possible to say the job is done. What I can say, however, is that, over all the years, on every day I have...”

More of Sharman Stone's recent appearances

Numbers

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  • Has spoken in 58 debates in the last year — average amongst Representatives.
  • People have made 5 comments on this Representative's speeches — 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.
  • 7 people are tracking whenever this Representative speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 433 times in debates — above average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)