This research studies the stance classification task of parliamentary debates with the aims to analyse how parliamentarians argue on different debate topic, what is their political stance, and the impact of homophily with respect to their party affiliation. A state-level Australian Hansard data is collected focusing on debates related to obesity and food marketing policies in Australia. It covers 6 states and 1 territory (NT is excluded) from the period 1/1/2000 to 1/1/ 2022. The raw data is stored in .jsonlist for each of the 6 states and 1 territory after data extraction from PDF and HTML files, resulting in the length of 645,594.
The data contains the following attributes: data, fileIdx, idx, keywords, filename, state, title, house, utterance, speaker, text, source, party.