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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 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.
- Adjournment: Cybersecurity (17 Jun 2020)
“It was 1989 and the world was experiencing the emergence of HIV/AIDS. Exploiting this moment an unstable biologist unleased the world's first ransomware attack, which is malware that holds IT systems hostage by encrypting files until a ransom is paid. Dr Joseph Popp was ambitious. He sent 20,000 infected floppy disks to medical researchers all over the world, ostensibly containing medical...”
- Bills: Broadcasting Services Amendment (Regional Commercial Radio and Other Measures) Bill 2020; Second Reading (16 Jun 2020)
“Given the very unconventional circumstances that bring me to my feet today, I hope you'll excuse me and give me a moment to gather myself, following the shock of that bill being rammed through without a single speaker in opposition just now. I'm sure that there was a great urgency and contingency that drove that from the government side. But we now come to the Broadcasting Services Amendment...”
- Constituency Statements: Cybersecurity (16 Jun 2020)
“Since 2016, the US government has invited the public to hack the Pentagon. It's true! Knowing that adversaries are constantly trying to breach their systems, the US Department of Defense periodically invites white-hat hackers to try to breach its systems and win a cash bounty if they're successful. It's known as a bug bounty—a financial reward used to harness external security...”
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- Has spoken in 39 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.
- 13 people are tracking whenever this Representative speaks — email me whenever Tim Watts speaks.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 317 times in debates — average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)