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Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How David Leyonhjelm voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted very strongly for same sex marriage. votes
  • Voted very strongly against a carbon price. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
  • Voted very strongly against implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted very strongly for temporary protection visas. votes
  • Voted very strongly for voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted very strongly against a minerals resource rent tax . votes
  • Voted strongly against increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted moderately 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 moderately against increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted very strongly for privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted very strongly for more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing protection of Aboriginal heritage sites. votes
  • Voted very strongly for live animal exports. votes
  • Voted very strongly for decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Voted moderately against an emissions reduction fund. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing funding for road infrastructure. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted very strongly for uranium export. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing surveillance powers. votes
  • Voted very strongly against a federal inquiry into Queensland government administration. votes
  • Voted moderately for increasing freedom of political communication. votes
  • Voted very strongly for decreasing ABC and SBS funding. votes

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RSS feed Most recent appearances in parliament

Bills: Human Rights Legislation Amendment Bill 2017; Second Reading (30 Mar 2017)

“What cannot be said because of 18C? It is a question repeated ad nauseam by Labor, the Greens and the journalists who barrack for them. Today I will say some things that violate 18C and that may get no protection from 18D. I am happy to repeat them outside of parliament so that we can find out. 18C is being defended by self-appointed representatives of Armenian, Hellenic, Indian, Chinese,...”

Committees: Select Committee on Red Tape; Report (29 Mar 2017)

“I present the interim report of the Senate Select Committee on Red Tape, titled Effect of red tape on the sale, supply and taxation of alcohol, together with the Hansard record of proceedings and documents presented to the committee. Ordered that the report be printed. I move: That the Senate take note of the report. The committee, which I chaired, heard extensive evidence confirming that red...”

Matters of Public Importance: Turnbull Government (29 Mar 2017)

“It takes a lot of gall for Labor to propose this debate about low- and middle-income Australians continuing to lose out under the Turnbull government, because last Thursday Labor voted against reducing childcare subsidies for family with incomes between $200,000 and $350,000. Labor was even reluctant to support the removal of childcare subsidies for families with incomes over $350,000. It was...”

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  • Has spoken in 66 debates in the last year — above average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 1 comment on this Senator's speeches — average amongst Senators.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 162 times in debates — below average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)

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