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  • Liberal Party Senator for Queensland
  • Leader of the Government in the Senate (since 21 Sep 2015)
    Vice-President of the Executive Council (since 18 Sep 2013)
    Attorney-General (since 18 Sep 2013)
  • Became a Senator on 16 May 2000
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Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How George Brandis voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted a mixture of for and against same sex marriage. votes
  • Voted very strongly against tobacco plain packaging. votes
  • Voted strongly against a carbon price. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted strongly for government administered paid parental leave. votes
  • Voted strongly against increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
  • Voted moderately against the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. votes
  • Voted moderately against implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing competition in bulk wheat export. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against recognising local government in the Constitution. votes
  • Voted strongly for temporary protection visas. votes
  • Voted very strongly for voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing or removing the debt limit. votes
  • Voted moderately against a minerals resource rent tax . votes
  • Voted moderately 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 a mixture of for and against unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted very strongly for privatising government assets. votes
  • Has never voted on stem cell research. votes
  • Voted moderately against more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Voted strongly against increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted moderately against decreasing the private health insurance rebate. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing the age pension. votes
  • Voted very strongly against extending government benefits to same-sex couples. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing protection of Aboriginal heritage sites. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing availability of abortion drugs. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against live animal exports. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against carbon farming. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Has never voted on re-approving/ re-registering agvet chemicals. votes
  • Voted moderately for the Intervention in the Northern Territory. votes
  • Has never voted on an emissions reduction fund. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing funding for road infrastructure. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Voted strongly for increasing beef import standards. votes
  • Voted strongly against increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted strongly for uranium export. votes
  • Voted moderately for increasing surveillance powers. votes
  • Voted strongly against increasing consumer protections. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing public access to government data. votes
  • Voted very strongly against an NBN (using fibre to the premises). votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a federal inquiry into Queensland government administration. votes
  • Has never voted on offshore processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted strongly against increasing freedom of political communication. votes
  • Voted moderately for decreasing ABC and SBS funding. votes

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RSS feed Most recent appearances in parliament

Questions without Notice: Take Note of Answers: Banking and Financial Services (5 Dec 2017)

“That's because he went to Villanova College.”

Questions without Notice: Take Note of Answers: Banking and Financial Services (5 Dec 2017)

“He didn't say that; that's not true.”

Questions without Notice: Indigenous Affairs (5 Dec 2017)

“Mr President, I ask that further questions be placed on the Notice Paper.”

More of George Brandis's recent appearances

Numbers

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  • Has spoken in 174 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 9 comments on this Senator's speeches — well above average amongst Senators.
  • 26 people are tracking whenever this Senator speaks — email me whenever George Brandis speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1407 times in debates — well above average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)