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Voting record (from They Vote For You)
How Brian Burston voted on key issues since 2006:
- Voted very strongly against same sex marriage. votes
- Voted strongly against increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
- Voted very strongly against implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
- Voted very strongly for voluntary student union fees. votes
- Voted very strongly against increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
- Voted very strongly for regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
- Voted very strongly against increasing marine conservation. votes
- Voted very strongly for unconventional gas mining. votes
- Voted moderately against increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
- Has never voted on more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
- Voted very strongly against increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
- Has never voted on increasing funding for university education. votes
- Voted very strongly against increasing protection of Aboriginal heritage sites. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against live animal exports. votes
- Voted strongly for decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
- Voted very strongly for encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
- Has never voted on increasing surveillance powers. votes
- Voted very strongly for offshore processing of asylum seekers. votes
- Voted very strongly for decreasing ABC and SBS funding. votes
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- Never rebels against their party in this parliament.
- Adjournment: Organ and Tissue Authority (5 Dec 2017)
“Tonight, I want to highlight some interesting points raised by the Australian government Organ and Tissue Authority. One organ and tissue donor can transform the lives of 10 or more people. Australia is a world leader for successful transplant outcomes. Around 1,400 people are on the Australian organ transplant waiting list at any one time. The Australian government funds dedicated doctors...”
- Bills: Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Bill 2017; Second Reading (28 Nov 2017)
“I rise to speak on the Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Bill 2017. The Commonwealth of Australia came into existence on 1 January 1901 when Sir John Downer declared: The Commonwealth of Australia will be, from its first stage, a Christian Commonwealth. Like Downer, many other leading writers of the Constitution had strong views on the importance of Christianity to the...”
- Statements by Senators: Insurance Industry, Quintano, Mr Luke (15 Nov 2017)
“I acknowledge Australia's historic nation, forged by Christian explorers and pioneers from Britain and other European lands which created the federal Commonwealth under the Crown, and I acknowledge Australia's first inhabitants, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, part of our nation. Insurance is not what it claims to be. According to a KPMG report in 2016, the insurance...”
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- Has spoken in 23 debates in the last year — well below average amongst Senators.
- People have made 0 comments on this Senator's speeches — below average amongst Senators.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 28 times in debates — well below average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)