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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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Questions without Notice: Film and Video Game Classification (21 Jun 2017)

“Minister, do you think there is anything we can learn from the Chinese about censorship in the age of the internet?”

Questions without Notice: Film and Video Game Classification (21 Jun 2017)

“The Australian Classification Board can also classify films as X18+. In all states except Western Australia an adult can legally buy and possess X18+ rated films, yet in no state is it legal to sell such films—not even in 18+ adult retail stores. Does the board's use of X18+ classifications serve, in practice, as a further ban that hurts domestic stores compared to foreign and online...”

Questions without Notice: Film and Video Game Classification (21 Jun 2017)

“My question is to the Minister for Communications, Senator Fifield. The Australian Classification Board can ban videos and games that it considers to be immoral by refusing to classify them. This restricts what brick-and-mortar shops can sell. However, anyone can access videos and games on and through the internet. What are these bans achieving and what harm is being done in the process?”

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  • Has spoken in 81 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") 171 times in debates — below average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)

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