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Stephen Smith, former Representative

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  • Former Australian Labor Party Representative for Perth
  • Left House of Representatives on 5 August 2013 — retired
  • Entered House of Representatives on 13 March 1993 — Federal election

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Stephen Smith voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted generally for same-sex marriage equality. votes
  • Voted consistently for tobacco plain packaging. votes
  • Voted almost always 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 generally 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 generally 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 generally for increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Has never voted on 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 a mixture of for and against increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted generally for decreasing the private health insurance rebate. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing the age pension. votes
  • Has never voted on extending government benefits to same-sex couples. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing availability of abortion drugs. votes
  • Voted consistently against live animal export. votes
  • Has never voted on 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
  • Has never voted on 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
  • Has never voted on 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
  • Has never voted on a plebiscite on the carbon pricing mechanism. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against 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
  • Voted consistently against 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 consistently against for increasing the Youth Allowance rate. votes
  • Voted almost always against implementing the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. votes

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More on their full record

Most recent appearances in parliament

Questions without Notice: Additional Answers: North Asia (27 Jun 2013)

“Speaker, I seek the indulgence of the chair to add to an answer.”

Questions without Notice: Additional Answers: North Asia (27 Jun 2013)

“For the sake of the record, the 2+2 I forgot in question time today was Indonesia.”

Parliamentary Representation: Valedictory (27 Jun 2013)

“Earlier today I had a discussion with the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister was gracious enough to indicate to me that he would like me to continue to serve in the cabinet as Minister for Defence. I enthusiastically accepted that but advised the Prime Minister that I am not proposing to recontest the seat of Perth at the forthcoming election. Accordingly, I advised the Deputy Prime Minister,...”

More of Stephen Smith's recent appearances

Numbers

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  • Has spoken in 33 debates in the last year — below average amongst Representatives.
  • People have made 1 comment on this Representative's speeches — average amongst Representatives.
  • This Representative's speeches are understandable to an average 19–20 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 43 people are tracking whenever this Representative speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 250 times in debates — average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)