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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 moderately 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
  • Voted very strongly against 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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Adjournment: Freedom of Religion (16 Aug 2017)

“I would like to make some brief observations on the challenge of Islamism to the liberal democratic state. Contrary to the views of some, liberalism does not mean tolerance of pretty much anything. In his important book, The Open Society and its Enemies, philosopher Karl Popper outlined the paradox of tolerance: that unlimited tolerance must lead to the end of tolerance because, by...”

Committees: Community Affairs References Committee, Finance and Public Administration References Committee, Joint Statutory Committee on Law Enforcement; Membership (16 Aug 2017)

“Order! The President has received letters requesting changes in the membership of various committees.”

Matters of Public Importance: Defence Procurement (16 Aug 2017)

“I hesitate to interrupt this argument between South Australian senators, but we are talking about our money, not South Australia's. The question before us today posed by Senator Xenophon is whether to reinitiate the future frigate tender to permit Australian shipyards to take the lead role in the ship build. There is absolutely no need to do such a thing. There are three companies, SA based,...”

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  • Has spoken in 77 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") 179 times in debates — below average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)

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