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  • Former Australian Greens Senator for Queensland
  • Became a Senator on 1 July 2011 — Federal election
  • Left Senate on 18 July 2017 — Resigned

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Larissa Waters voted on key issues since 2006:

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

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RSS feed Most recent appearances in parliament

Motions: Black Lung Disease (22 Jun 2017)

“I move: That the Senate— (a) acknowledges the findings of the Queensland Parliament's recent report, Black lung, white lies , detailing 'catastrophic failings' in public administration, including the detection of coal workers pneumoconiosis, or Black Lung disease, in 21 coal workers since 2015; (b) condemns the failings across government and industry identified in the report; (c) urges...”

Questions without Notice: Take Note of Answers: Domestic and Family Violence (21 Jun 2017)

“I move: That the Senate take note of the answer given by the Special Minister of State (Senator Ryan) to a question without notice asked by Senator Waters today relating to funding for domestic violence services. It is somewhat disappointing that the minister was not really able to answer the questions that I put to him. This is not a new issue. I have been corresponding with the Minister for...”

Questions without Notice: Domestic and Family Violence (21 Jun 2017)

“MHS have announced that they have projected a doubling of profits from their health call centre services, including 1800RESPECT. Why does the government believe that it is acceptable that private companies can profit from domestic violence and sexual assault services?”

More of Larissa Waters's recent appearances

Numbers

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  • Has spoken in 37 debates in the last year — well below average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 13 comments on this Senator's speeches — well above average amongst Senators.
  • 17 people are tracking whenever this Senator speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 275 times in debates — average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)