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  • Australian Labor Party Senator for NSW
  • Former Australian Labor Party Representative for Robertson
  • Entered the Senate on 13 November 2013
  • Previously Representative for Robertson until 7 September 2013
  • Entered House of Representatives on 21 August 2010 — Federal election
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Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Deborah O'Neill 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 moderately for a carbon price. votes
  • Voted moderately for increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted very strongly against government administered paid parental leave. votes
  • Voted strongly for increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
  • Voted strongly for implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing competition in bulk wheat export. votes
  • Voted very strongly for recognising local government in the Constitution. votes
  • Voted very strongly against temporary protection visas. votes
  • Voted very strongly against voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing or removing the debt limit. votes
  • Voted very strongly for a minerals resource rent tax . votes
  • Voted moderately for increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted strongly for regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted very strongly for unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Voted very strongly against restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted moderately against privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted moderately against more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted strongly against increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted very strongly for decreasing the private health insurance rebate. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing protection of Aboriginal heritage sites. votes
  • Voted moderately for live animal exports. votes
  • Voted very strongly for carbon farming. votes
  • Voted moderately for decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Voted strongly for re-approving/ re-registering agvet chemicals. votes
  • Voted very strongly against an emissions reduction fund. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing funding for road infrastructure. votes
  • Voted strongly against increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Voted moderately for increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted moderately against encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted very strongly for uranium export. votes
  • Voted strongly for increasing surveillance powers. votes
  • Voted very strongly 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
  • Voted very strongly for a federal inquiry into Queensland government administration. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing freedom of political communication. votes
  • Voted very strongly against decreasing ABC and SBS funding. votes

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RSS feed Most recent appearances in parliament

Bills: Australian Education Amendment Bill 2017; In Committee (21 Jun 2017)

“I find it hard to understand how anybody at this point could trust your word. My understanding is very clear. You made a number of commitments, including to the director of schools for the Broken Bay diocese, that you would consider altering the school funding website to reflect the funding allocation by systems so as to more accurately reflect the funding realities. Have you changed your...”

Bills: Australian Education Amendment Bill 2017; In Committee (21 Jun 2017)

“Senator Birmingham seems to think that that is a question that is not worthy of an answer, but I want to put on the record that I am a parishioner in the Diocese of Broken Bay and know many teachers in that sector. I know that three very powerful women have taken action in the last week to come down here to Canberra—to leave their small children behind—as advocates for that...”

Bills: Australian Education Amendment Bill 2017; In Committee (21 Jun 2017)

“Does that mean you intend to use it, if you are successful in passing this bill, to provide new information that might be more accurate, Minister?”

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Numbers

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  • Has spoken in 102 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Representatives.
  • Has spoken in 65 debates in the last year — average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 0 comments on this Representative's speeches — below average amongst Representatives.
  • People have made 1 comment on this Senator's speeches — average amongst Senators.
  • This Representative's speeches are understandable to an average 18–19 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") 211 times in debates — below average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 210 times in debates — average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)