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Simon Crean, former Representative

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  • Former Australian Labor Party Representative for Hotham
  • Left House of Representatives on 5 August 2013 — retired
  • Entered House of Representatives on 24 March 1990 — Federal election

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Simon Crean 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 consistently for 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 generally 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 a mixture of for and against regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted consistently against unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Voted consistently for restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted almost always for increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted consistently against privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted consistently for stem cell research. votes
  • Voted consistently against more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted consistently for decreasing the private health insurance rebate. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing the age pension. votes
  • Voted almost always for extending government benefits to same-sex couples. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing availability of abortion drugs. 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 against the Intervention in the Northern Territory. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Voted almost always for increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted consistently against encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing consumer protections. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing access under Freedom of Information law. votes
  • Voted consistently for an NBN (using fibre to the premises). votes
  • Voted consistently against compensating victims of overseas terrorism since the September 11 attack. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing the diversity of media ownership. 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 increasing parliamentary entitlements for current MPs and Senators. votes
  • Voted consistently against a plebiscite on the carbon pricing mechanism. votes
  • Voted generally for speeding things along in Parliament (procedural). votes
  • Voted almost always against suspending the rules to allow a vote to happen (procedural). votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against letting all MPs or Senators speak in Parliament (procedural). votes
  • Voted generally for ending immigration detention on Nauru. votes
  • Voted generally for ending immigration detention on Manus Island. votes
  • Voted consistently against turning back asylum boats when possible. votes
  • Has never voted on expanding Medicare-funded dental care. votes
  • Voted consistently against making more water from Murray-Darling Basin available to use. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing political transparency. votes
  • Voted generally for for increasing the Youth Allowance rate. votes
  • Voted generally against implementing the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. votes

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Most recent appearances in parliament

Statements on Indulgence: Yunupingu, Dr M (17 Jun 2013)

“I too rise to pay my respects and tribute to Mr Yunupingu, who has passed away. It is a pleasure to follow my friend and colleague the member for Mr Yunupingu and his family live. He has not only represented the seat but understood the culture, the issues, the causes and the fights that he has just so eloquently spoken of. It, too, is a mighty reflection of the achievements, but it is...”

Condolences: Hawke, Mrs Hazel, AO (30 May 2013)

“I rise to join in this condolence motion for a great Australian, which was moved in the House by the Prime Minister and seconded by the Leader of the Opposition. Of course, I refer to the sad passing last Thursday of Hazel Hawke. Hazel died of complications from Alzheimer's following a stroke. At the time there was a collective expression of grief around the country, that this greatly admired...”

Bills: Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment Bill 2013; Second Reading (21 Mar 2013)

“What about New England?”

More of Simon Crean's recent appearances

Numbers

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  • Has spoken in 20 debates in the last year — well below average amongst Representatives.
  • People have made 0 comments on this Representative's speeches — below average amongst Representatives.
  • This Representative's speeches are understandable to an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 33 people are tracking whenever this Representative speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 266 times in debates — average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)