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- Australian Labor Party Representative for Gellibrand
- Shadow Assistant Minister for Communications and Cyber Security (since 28 Jan 2021)
- 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 more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
- Voted very strongly for increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
- Voted moderately 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 for increasing consumer protections. votes
- Voted very strongly against decreasing ABC and SBS funding. votes
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- Never rebels against their party in this parliament.
- Motions: Online Safety Bill 2021; Consideration of Senate Message (23 Jun 2021)
“The government cites this Online Safety Bill as evidence of its commitment to the online safety of Australian women. I say to the House that you can see the commitment of the government to the online safety of women in this country every day in this chamber: when they are given an option to condemn the actions of the member for Bowman and they refuse. You can see the evidence of their...”
- Bills: Ransomware Payments Bill 2021; Second Reading (21 Jun 2021)
“I move: That this bill be now read a second time. The Morrison government never misses an opportunity for a dramatic press conference on cybersecurity, but it has gone missing when called on to act on the biggest cyberthreat facing Australian organisations—ransomware. With this bill, Labor is showing the political leadership on cybersecurity policy that has been missing since the...”
- Constituency Statements: Immigration Detention (16 Jun 2021)
“Yesterday saw an overdue but welcome decision from the Morrison government in the case of the Murugappan family—the Biloela family, as they've become known around the country—Priya, Nades, Tharunicaa and Kopika, a Tamil family from Sri Lanka who have been in detention on Christmas Island since 2019. Many of my constituents have contacted me about this family's case for several...”
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- Has spoken in 59 debates in the last year — average amongst Representatives.
- People have made 2 comments on this Representative's speeches — average amongst Representatives.
- This Representative's speeches are understandable to an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 359 times in debates — average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)