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Tony Windsor, former Representative

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  • Former Independent Representative for New England
  • Left House of Representatives on 5 August 2013 — retired
  • Entered House of Representatives on 10 November 2001 — Federal election

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Tony Windsor voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted a mixture of for and against same sex marriage. votes
  • Voted very strongly for tobacco plain packaging. votes
  • Voted very strongly for a carbon price. votes
  • Voted very strongly against government administered paid parental leave. votes
  • Voted moderately for increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
  • Voted very strongly against the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. votes
  • Voted very strongly against implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted strongly against increasing competition in bulk wheat export. votes
  • Has never voted on recognising local government in the Constitution. votes
  • Voted very strongly against temporary protection visas. votes
  • Voted moderately against voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing or removing the debt limit. votes
  • Voted very strongly for a minerals resource rent tax . votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted very strongly against unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Voted very strongly for restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted very strongly against privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted very strongly against stem cell research. votes
  • Voted moderately for more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted strongly against decreasing the private health insurance rebate. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing the age pension. votes
  • Voted strongly for extending government benefits to same-sex couples. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing availability of abortion drugs. votes
  • Voted very strongly against live animal exports. votes
  • Voted very strongly for carbon farming. votes
  • Voted very strongly against decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Voted very strongly for re-approving/ re-registering agvet chemicals. votes
  • Voted strongly against the Intervention in the Northern Territory. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted very strongly for encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted moderately for increasing consumer protections. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing public access to government data. votes
  • Voted very strongly for an NBN (using fibre to the premises). votes

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Most recent appearances in parliament

Parliamentary Representation: Valedictory (27 Jun 2013)

“Name him.”

Parliamentary Representation: Valedictory (26 Jun 2013)

“And he said, 'That John Forrest'—he was the National Party whip—'he'll just come straight in that door.' So as soon as all this concoction was put in place, one of his staff said, 'Bob! Bob!' And Bob—round and round the pot plant—said, 'What do you want?' It was some menial task. Anyway, I remember that moment very, very fondly. I pay my regards to John Forrest too:...”

Parliamentary Representation: Valedictory (26 Jun 2013)

“'Slow delivery,' Bob said! I am sitting with Joe, and we are reliving some of the moments of the negotiations that went on during the 17 days. He was telling a story about how he could not pick how I was travelling or where I was going, and about how, one day, Bob was berating someone else across the table. Sorry to pick on you, Bob! And I said: 'Joe, if I ever write a book, it will have...”

More of Tony Windsor's recent appearances

Numbers

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  • Has spoken in 48 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 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 38 people are tracking whenever this Representative speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 311 times in debates — above average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)