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- Australian Labor Party Representative for Gellibrand
- Shadow Assistant Minister for Communications (since 2 Jun 2019)
Shadow Assistant Minister for Cyber Security (since 2 Jun 2019)
- Entered House of Representatives on 7 September 2013 — Federal election
- Email me whenever Tim Watts speaks (no more than once per day)
Voting record (from They Vote For You)
How Tim Watts voted on key issues since 2006:
- Voted very strongly for a carbon price. votes
- Voted very strongly for increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
- Voted very strongly for increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
- Voted very strongly for implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
- Voted very strongly against temporary protection visas. votes
- Voted very strongly against increasing or removing the debt limit. votes
- Voted very strongly for a minerals resource rent tax . votes
- Voted strongly for increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
- Voted very strongly against regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
- Voted strongly for increasing marine conservation. votes
- Has never voted on unconventional gas mining. votes
- Voted very strongly for restricting foreign ownership. votes
- Voted moderately for increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
- Voted very strongly against privatising government assets. votes
- Voted very strongly for increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
- Voted very strongly for increasing funding for university education. votes
- Voted very strongly against increasing the price of subsidised medicine. votes
- Voted very strongly for increasing the age pension. votes
- Voted strongly against decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
- Voted very strongly against an emissions reduction fund. votes
- Voted very strongly against increasing funding for road infrastructure. votes
- Voted very strongly for increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
- Voted very strongly for encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
- Voted very strongly against decreasing ABC and SBS funding. votes
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- Never rebels against their party in this parliament.
- Constituency Statements: Gellibrand Electorate: Federal Election (22 Jul 2019)
“Labor election campaigns are people-driven campaigns, and I want to thank my campaigners in the 2019 election here today. In my electorate, around 200 volunteers put in countless hours to fight for a Labor government in the last election. Thank you to each and every one of you for your hard work. Thank you to the early morning risers—Julie-Ann, Geoff, Helen, Col, John and...”
- Statements by Members: Economy (4 Jul 2019)
“We're back here for the first question time of the new parliament, but those opposite are still on holiday! They won the election and they've kicked back and cracked open a beer; they're sitting in the hammock and they've put on the Hawaiian shirts, but they're not turning up for work. The economy is deteriorating around their very eyes. We're seeing stagnant economic growth. We're seeing...”
- Parliamentary Office Holders: Deputy Speaker (2 Jul 2019)
“For clarity, I should make clear that he was talking about the opportunity when he is in the chair. For the member for McEwen, the role that he plays in the chair in this chamber is the main prize of his parliamentary service, his greatest honour and his passion. He has always conducted himself fairly, without fear or favour, and has been a great source of guidance to new members and to some...”
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- Has spoken in 41 debates in the last year — average amongst Representatives.
- People have made 2 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.
- 14 people are tracking whenever this Representative speaks — email me whenever Tim Watts speaks.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 282 times in debates — average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)