Forget what politicians say. What truly matters is what they do. And what they do is vote, on the laws which affect us all.
With the Federal Elections now approaching, many of us are deciding which candidate to elect as our next Federal Member for Bowman (Redlands).
When a sitting member of parliament is seeking re-election, their performance ‘on the job’ can be assessed as part of the voters decision making process. But we need to find out what they have actually done.
Below you can quickly see what Andrew Laming (Liberal Party) has voted for and against while being in Parliament since 2004.
Information about the voting records of all Federal members of parliament is gathered by volunteers working for the Open Australia Foundation.
It shows how each Federal member of parliament has voted on various issues.
This helps people to participate in the political process on a local, community and national level by better informing them about the actions of their elected representatives.
How Andrew Laming has voted
Local MP Andrew Laming’s voting record.
Voted very strongly for
- Charging postgraduate research students fees
- Privatising government assets
- Decreasing ABC and SBS funding
- Decreasing availability of welfare payments
- Deregulating undergraduate university fees
- Increasing indexation of HECS-HELP debts
- Tighter means testing of family payments
- Unconventional gas mining
- Increasing the price of subsidised medicine
- More scrutiny of intelligence services & police
- Recognising local government in the Constitution
- Stem cell research
- Temporary protection visas
- An emissions reduction fund
- Compensating victims of overseas terrorism since the September 11 attack
- Increasing funding for road infrastructure
Voted very strongly against
- An NBN (using fibre to the premises)
- Restricting donations to political parties
- Restricting foreign ownership
- Same-sex marriage equality
- A minerals resource rent tax
- Building Australia’s new submarine fleet in South Australia
- Increasing the diversity of media ownership
- Increasing trade unions’ powers in the workplace
- Increasing restrictions on gambling
- Increasing transparency of big business by making information public
- Letting environmental groups challenge the legality of certain government decisions
- Extending government benefits to same-sex couples
- Re-approving/ re-registering agvet chemicals
- Increasing marine conservation
- Increasing protection of Australia’s fresh water
- Stopping tax avoidance or aggressive tax minimisation
- A carbon price
- Carbon farming
- Decreasing the private health insurance rebate
- Increasing accessibility of government data and documents
- Increasing consumer protections
- Increasing fishing restrictions
- Increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management
- The Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme
- Tobacco plain packaging
More information about the election for the seat of Bowman can be found on the Redlands2030 Facebook event:
Redlands2030 – 10 June 2016