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  • Speaker, and Liberal Party Representative for Casey
  • Entered House of Representatives on 10 November 2001 — Federal election
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Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Tony Smith voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted consistently against same-sex marriage equality. votes
  • Voted consistently against tobacco plain packaging. votes
  • Voted consistently against a carbon price. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted consistently for government administered paid parental leave. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
  • Voted almost always against the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. votes
  • Voted generally against implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing competition in bulk wheat export. votes
  • Voted consistently for recognising local government in the Constitution. votes
  • Voted consistently for temporary protection visas. votes
  • Voted consistently for voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing or removing the Government debt limit. votes
  • Voted consistently against a minerals resource rent tax . votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted generally for regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted consistently for unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Voted consistently against restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted almost always against increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted consistently for privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted consistently against stem cell research. votes
  • Has never voted on more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted consistently against decreasing the private health insurance rebate. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing the price of subsidised medicine. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing the age pension. votes
  • Voted consistently against extending government benefits to same-sex couples. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing availability of abortion drugs. votes
  • Voted consistently for live animal export. votes
  • Voted consistently against carbon farming. votes
  • Voted generally for decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Voted consistently against re-approving/ re-registering agvet chemicals. votes
  • Voted consistently for the Intervention in the Northern Territory. votes
  • Voted consistently for an emissions reduction fund. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing funding for road infrastructure. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Has never voted on encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing consumer protections. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing access under Freedom of Information law. votes
  • Voted consistently against an NBN (using fibre to the premises). votes
  • Voted consistently for decreasing ABC and SBS funding. votes
  • Voted consistently for tighter means testing of family payments . votes
  • Voted consistently for deregulating undergraduate university fees. votes
  • Voted consistently against removing children from immigration detention. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against compensating victims of overseas terrorism since the September 11 attack. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing the diversity of media ownership. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing indexation of HECS-HELP debts. votes
  • Voted consistently for charging postgraduate research students fees. votes
  • Has never voted on treating government action on climate change as a matter of urgency. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing transparency of big business by making information public. votes
  • Has never voted on letting environmental groups challenge the legality of certain government decisions. votes
  • Voted consistently against restricting donations to political parties. votes
  • Has never voted on creating a federal Anti-Corruption Commission. votes
  • Has never voted on Senate electoral reform. votes
  • Has never voted on a fast transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. votes
  • Voted generally against stopping tax avoidance or aggressive tax minimisation. votes
  • Voted consistently against ending illegal logging. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing parliamentary entitlements for current MPs and Senators. votes
  • Voted consistently for a plebiscite on the carbon pricing mechanism. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing funding for legal aid. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against putting welfare payments onto cashless debit cards (or indue cards) on a temporary basis as a trial. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against speeding things along in Parliament (procedural). votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and 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
  • Has never voted on increasing housing affordability. votes
  • Voted consistently against ending immigration detention on Nauru. votes
  • Voted consistently against ending immigration detention on Manus Island. votes
  • Has never voted on strengthening gun control laws. votes
  • Voted generally against the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). votes
  • Has never voted on a same-sex marriage plebiscite. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing the initial tax rate for working holiday makers to 19%. votes
  • Voted generally for an Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC). votes
  • Voted generally for increasing scrutiny of unions. votes
  • Has never voted on stopping people who arrive by boat from ever coming to Australia. votes
  • Has never voted on doctor-initiated medical transfers for asylum seekers. votes
  • Has never voted on getting rid of Sunday and public holiday penalty rates. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against reducing the corporate tax rate. votes
  • Has never voted on the Coalition's new schools funding policy ("Gonski 2.0"). votes
  • Has never voted on requiring every native title claimant to sign land use agreements. votes
  • Has never voted on a Royal Commission into Violence and Abuse against People with Disability. votes
  • Has never voted on drug testing welfare recipients. votes
  • Has never voted on a citizenship test. votes
  • Has never voted on privatising government services. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing the Medicare Levy to pay for the National Disability Insurance Scheme. votes
  • Has never voted on government action on animal & plant extinctions. votes
  • Voted consistently for turning back asylum boats when possible. votes
  • Has never voted on civil celebrants having the right to refuse to marry same-sex couples. votes
  • Voted consistently for expanding Medicare-funded dental care. votes
  • Has never voted on greater control over items brought into immigration detention centres. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing eligibility requirements for Australian citizenship. votes
  • Voted generally for making more water from Murray-Darling Basin available to use. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing penalties for breach of data. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing political transparency. votes
  • Has never voted on a combined Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia. votes
  • Has never voted on political interference in research funding. votes
  • Has never voted on protecting Australian sovereignty in trade agreements. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing government support for the dairy industry. votes
  • Has never voted on community right to say no to nuclear waste disposal sites. votes
  • Has never voted on Temporary Exclusion Orders. votes
  • Has never voted on making the cashless debit card program voluntary. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing funding for vocational education. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing access to the JobKeeper Payment. votes
  • Has never voted on assisting the Arts sector through the coronavirus pandemic. votes
  • Has never voted on parliament continuing to meet during the COVID-19 pandemic. votes
  • Has never voted on banning mobiles and other devices in immigration detention. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing state and territory environmental approval powers. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing the cost of humanities degrees. votes
  • Has never voted on extending Jobkeeper Payment. votes
  • Voted consistently against implementing the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing support for the Australian film and TV industry. votes
  • Has never voted on building dedicated quarantine facilities (COVID-19). votes
  • Has never voted on treating the COVID vaccine rollout as a matter of urgency. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing workplace protections for women. votes
  • Has never voted on putting welfare payments onto cashless debit cards (or indue cards) on an ongoing basis. votes

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Adjournment: Parsons, Mr Don (25 Nov 2021)

“Thank you very much, Mr Speaker, and congratulations on your election; a tribute to you. I know, as the former Speaker, just how diligent you were in following the procedures and processes of the House as a member of the Speaker's panel. This is my first opportunity publicly to say congratulations.”

Adjournment: Parsons, Mr Don (25 Nov 2021)

“As we know as local members of parliament, a community's greatest asset is its people. In the electorate of Casey, which I am privileged to represent, one of its finest was the late Don Parsons, a person who I worked alongside on many community projects and who became a very close friend. He was born in Tasmania in 1947 and obviously spent his youth there, but at the age of 15 he enlisted in...”

Constituency Statements: Gryst, Mr Neil (25 Nov 2021)

“As members of federal parliament we all have the great privilege of meeting incredible members of our local communities, great Australians who do so much for their community. The role of government is vital, but the role of those working in the community is equally important. That's the glue that holds everyone together on a day-to-day basis. There are so many people in my electorate of...”

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  • Has spoken in 482 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Representatives.
  • People have made 3 comments on this Representative's speeches — above average amongst Representatives.
  • This Representative's speeches are understandable to an average 16–17 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") 1374 times in debates — well above average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)