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44th Parliament

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Clarifying statement on Cathy McGowan’s voting record

The Parliamentary Library has compiled the following statistics on Cathy McGowan’s official voting record.

In the 44th Parliament 475 Bills were passed by the House of Representatives. Cathy voted with the Government 443 times.

Of Bills that went to a division, Cathy voted with the Government 28 times and with the Opposition 32 times. She voted against both the Government and Opposition 9 times.

Overall, Cathy has voted with the Government more than 90 per cent of the time.

These are the official records from Hansard.

The 44th Parliament commenced on 12 November 2013, since that date and including 5 May 2016, 547 Government Bills have been presented in the House of Representatives.

  • Since 12 November 2013, 475 Bills have been passed in the House of Representatives 
  • Of these I voted with the Government on 443 occasions and with the Opposition on 32 occasions
  • On 9 occasions I voted against the Government and the Opposition
  • (Please see chart below for more information. Figures correct as at 5 May 2016.) 

The data below in the table summarises my voting record. The data is provided by the Parliamentary library and is updated at the end of each Parliamentary sitting fortnight. For more detailed information on the status of legislation before the Parliament, please check the APH website. 

Below 2 tables Source: APH Library 

Date Legislation McGowan Government (Coalition) Opposition (Labor)
18/04/2016 Road Safety Rumeneration repeal Bill 2016 - 3R Yes Yes 85 Yes 53
16/03/2016 Treasury Legislation Amendment (Repeal Day 2015) Bill 2015 - 2R Yes Yes No
24/02/2016 Commonwealth Electoral Amendment Bill 2016 Yes Yes No
10/02/2016 Social Services Legislation Amendment (Family Payments Structural Reform and Participation Measures) Bill (No.2) 2015 - 2R No Yes No
8/02/2016 Social Services Legislation Amendment (Budget Repair) Bill 2015 - 2R No Yes No
4/02/2016 Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill 2013 [No.2] - 3R Yes Yes No
2/02/2016 Migration Amendment (Complementary Protection and Other Measures) Bill 2015 - 2R No Yes No
26/11/2015 Social Services Legislation Amendments (Family Payments Structural Reform and Participation Measures) Bill 2015 - 2R No Yes 79 No 51
25/11/2015 Health Insurance Amendment (Safety Net) Bill 2015 - 2R No Yes 78 No 56
20/10/2015 Superannuation legislation amendment (trustee governance) Bill 2015 ­– 2R Yes Yes  No 
14/10/2015 Social Security Legislation Amendment (Further Strengthening Job Seeker Compliance) Bill 2015 – 2R No Yes  No 
14/10/2015 Shipping Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 – 2R Yes Yes  No
14/09/2015 Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (Better argeting the Income Tax Transparency Laws) Bill 2015 - 2R Yes Yes 85 No 52
10/09/2015 Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Standing) Bill 2015 - 3R No Yes 77 No 49
24/06/2015 Social Services Legislation Amendment (Youth Employment And Other Measures) Bill 2015- 2R No Yes No
18/06/2015 Social Services Legislation Amendment (Fair and Sunstainable Pensions) Bill 2015 - 2R Moved No Yes No
17/06/2015 Tax and Superannuation Laws Amendment (2015 Measures No.3) Bill 2015 – 2R No Yes No
1/06/2015 Safety, Rehabilitation And Compensation Amendment (Improving The ComCare Scheme) Bill 2015 - 2R No Yes No
28/05/2015 Social Services Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 - 2R Yes Yes No
26/05/2015 National Water Commission Bill 2015 - 2R No Yes No
26/05/2015 Communications Legislation Amendment (SBS Advertising Flexibility And Other Measures) Bill 2015 - 2R Yes Yes No
13/05/2015 Migration Amendment (Maintaining the good order of Immigration Detention Facilities) Bill 2015 - 3R No Yes No
13/05/2015 Construction Industry Amendment (Protecting Witnesses) Bill 2015 - 2R Yes Yes No
2/03/2015 Australian Securities and Investments Commission Amendment (Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee Abolition) Bill 2014 – 2R No Yes 82 No 52
25/02/2015 Higher Education and Research Reform Bill 2014 – Gov (Pyne) 3R moved. No Yes 78 No 54
26/11/2014 Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 – 2R No Yes 80 No 49
25/11/2014 Australian Citizenship and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 – 2R Yes Yes 82 No 49
27/10/2014 Rural Research and Development Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 – Deferred Division – 2R Yes Yes 78 No 48
22/10/2014 Migration and Maritime Powers Legislation Amendment (Resolving the Asylum Legacy Caseload) Bill 2014 – 2R No Yes 83 No 52
22/10/2014 Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Seniors Supplement Cessation) Bill 2014, Social Services, and Other Legislation Amendment (2014 Budget Measures No. 4) Bill 2014, Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Student Measures) Bill 2014 - 2R No Yes 80 No 52
2/10/2014 Automotive Transformation Scheme Amendment Bill 2014 – 2R Yes Yes 78 No 52
30/09/2014 Fair Entitlements Guarantee Amendment Bill – Deferred Division – 2R Yes Yes 83 No 53
22/09/2014 Migration Amendment (Protection and Other Measures) Bill 2014 – That the bill be agreed to No Yes 80 No 46
4/09/2014 Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill 2014 – 2R No Yes 81 No 55
1/09/2014 Minerals Resource Rent Tax Repeal and Other Measures Bill 2014 - 2R Yes Yes 82 No 54
1/09/2014 Australian Renewable Energy Agency (Repeal) Bill 2014 – 2R No Yes 82 No 53
28/08/2014 Corporations Amendment (Streamlining of Future Financial Advice) Bill 2014 – 2R Yes Yes 82 No 50
27/08/2014 Fair Work Amendment Bill 2014 – 2R Yes Yes 86 No 54
17/07/2014 Social Security Legislation Amendment (Stronger Penalties for Serious Failures) Bill 2014 – 2R No Yes 79 No 51
17/07/2014 Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (Seniors Health Card and Other Measures) Bill 2014 – 2R Yes Yes 81 No 46
16/07/2014 National Health Amendment (Pharmaceutical Benefits) Bill 2014 – 3R No Yes 79 No 54
14/07/2014 Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014 [No.3] – 2R Gov amendments moved No Yes 83 No 54
26/06/2014 Minerals Resource Rent Tax Repeal and Other Measures Bill 2013 [No.2] – 2R Yes Yes 81 No 45
26/06/2014 Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2014 package – 2R No Yes 80 No 46
25/06/2014 Excise Tariff Amendment (Fuel Indexation) Bill package – 2R Yes Yes 82 No 54
25/06/2014 Carbon Farming Initiative Amendment Bill 2014 – 3R Yes Yes 82 No 56
24/06/2014 Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (2014 Budget Measures No.1) Bill 2014 and Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment (2014 Budget Measures No.2) Bill 2014 – 3R Yes Yes 84 No 47
18/06/2014 Family Assistance Legislation Amendment (Child Care Measures) Bill 2014 – 2R Yes Yes 80 No 53
16/06/2014 Environment Protection and Biodiversity … (Bilateral Agreement Implementation Bill 2014 – 2R Yes Yes 79 No 52
5/06/2014 Textile, Clothing and Footwear Investment and Innovation Programs Amendment Bill 2014 – 2R No Yes 79 No 55
3/06/2014 Australian National Preventative Health Agency (Abolition) Bill 2014 - 2R No Yes 76 No 48
26/05/2014 Migration Amendment (Offshore Resources Activity) Repeal Bill 2014 No Yes 77 No 55
27/03/2014 Clean Energy Finance Corporation (Abolition) Bill 2013 [No. 2] No Yes 82 No 51
6/03/2014 Qantas Sale Act Amendment Bill 2014 – 3R Yes Yes 83 No 53
12/12/2013 Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment Bill 2013– 2R Yes Yes 72 No 50
12/12/2013 Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Bill 2013 Yes Yes 84 No 43
11/12/2013 Migration Amendment (Regaining Control…) Bill 2013 – 2R No Yes 85 No 53
10/12/2013 Infrastructure Australian Amendment Bill 2013 – 3R Yes Yes 84 No 48
3/12/2013 Higher Education Support Amendment (Savings and Other Measures) Bill 2013 – 2R No Yes 84 No 52
21/11/2013 Clean Energy Legislation (Carbon Tax Repeal) Bill 2013- 2R No Yes 84 No 54
20/11/2013 Minerals Resource Rent Tax Repeal…2013 – 3R Yes Yes 86 No 55

 

Divisions with Four or Fewer Members on a Side (see House of Representatives Practice, p. 274)

Date Matter Members Voting Against Major Parties Government (Coalition) Opposition (Labor)
15/03/2015 Migration Amendment (Character Cancellation Consequential Provisions) Bill 2016 - 2R Bandt, McGowan, Wilke Yes Yes
30/11/2015 Australian Citizenship Amendment (Allegiance to Australia) Bill 2015 - Bill as amended, be agreed to Wilkie, Bandt, McGowan Yes Yes
19/03/2015 Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill – 2R Bandt, Katter, McGowan, Wilkie Yes Yes
30/10/2014 Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Bill 2014 – 2R Bandt, McGowan, Wilkie Yes Yes
1/10/2014 National Security Legislation Amendment Bill (No.1) 2014 – 2R Bandt, McGowan, Wilkie Yes Yes
16/06/2014 Migration Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2014 – 2R Bandt, McGowan, Wilkie Yes Yes
28/05/2014 Tax Laws Amendment (Temporary Budget Repair Levy) Bill 2014, viz. – 2R – McGowan amendt. Bandt, McGowan, Katter, Wilkie No No
25/03/2014 Defence Force retirement Benefits Legislation Amendment (Fair Indexation) Bill 2014 – Wilkie amendt Bandt, Katter, McGowan, Wilkie No No
12/02/2014 Migration Amendment Bill 2013 – 2R Bandt, McGowan, Wilkie Yes Yes

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