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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 strongly against increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. 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 very 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 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 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
  • Has never voted on increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Has never voted on 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: Water Amendment (Review Implementation and Other Measures) Bill 2015; Second Reading (2 May 2016)

“I spent a fair bit of time last year travelling around the Murray-Darling river system—from Queensland, through the MIA and down to the mouth of the Murray River. My job as Chair of the Senate Select Committee on the Murray-Darling Basin Plan was to listen to people. I am here to report that under the Basin Plan many people in the Murray-Darling Basin are hurting. The places we visited...”

Business: Consideration of Legislation (2 May 2016)

“At the request of Senator Day, I move: That pursuant to standing order 136(1) (a), the Racial Discrimination Amendment Bill 2014 be restored to the Notice Paper and that consideration of the bill be resumed at the stage reached in the last session of the Parliament. Question agreed to.”

Motions: Tobacco Taxation (19 Apr 2016)

“I move: That the Senate notes: (a) tobacco taxes fall disproportionately on the poor; (b) Australia's taxation of tobacco is already high by international standards; and (c) higher tobacco taxes will promote the production and smuggling of illicit tobacco by organised crime. Question negatived.”

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  • Has spoken in 85 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") 116 times in debates — below average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)

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