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  • Former Liberal Party Senator for Victoria
  • Former Liberal Party Representative for Ballarat
  • Entered the Senate on 1 July 2005 — Federal election
  • Previously Representative for Ballarat until 8 October 2001 — retired
  • Entered House of Representatives on 24 March 1990 — Federal election
  • Left Senate on 28 February 2016 — Resigned

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Michael Ronaldson voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted moderately against same sex marriage. votes
  • Voted very strongly against tobacco plain packaging. votes
  • Voted moderately against a carbon price. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted moderately for government administered paid parental leave. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
  • Voted moderately against the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. votes
  • Voted strongly 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 very strongly for temporary protection visas. votes
  • Voted moderately for voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted moderately for increasing or removing the debt limit. 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 moderately against increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted moderately for unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Voted moderately against restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted very strongly for privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted very strongly against stem cell research. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted strongly against increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Voted strongly against increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted very strongly against decreasing the private health insurance rebate. votes
  • Voted very strongly against 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 moderately against carbon farming. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Voted very strongly against re-approving/ re-registering agvet chemicals. votes
  • Voted moderately for the Intervention in the Northern Territory. votes
  • Voted very strongly for 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 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 very strongly for uranium export. votes
  • Voted moderately for increasing surveillance powers. votes
  • Voted strongly against increasing consumer protections. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing public access to government data. votes
  • Voted very strongly against an NBN (using fibre to the premises). votes
  • Voted very strongly against a federal inquiry into Queensland government administration. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against offshore processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against 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

Questions without Notice: Senator Ronaldson, Domestic and Family Violence (24 Feb 2016)

“Mr President, with your indulgence can I thank the Attorney-General and Senator Wong for their very generous comments. This is the last time I will rise. I did not think it was appropriate to have another valedictory; in fact, it would have been self-indulgent. I wish all colleagues long health, happiness and, certainly on this side, electoral success! Over the last 22 years it has been an...”

Questions without Notice: Senator Ronaldson, Domestic and Family Violence (24 Feb 2016)

“What are some of the other measures that the government has taken to address elder abuse issues?”

Questions without Notice: Senator Ronaldson, Domestic and Family Violence (24 Feb 2016)

“My question is to Leader of the Government in the Senate, the Attorney-General, Senator Brandis. This is a very serious issue, and I hope colleagues will resist the temptation to interject. Will the Attorney-General advise the Senate what the government is doing to address the problem of elder abuse and raise community awareness of this important issue?”

More of Michael Ronaldson's recent appearances

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  • Has spoken in 32 debates in the last year — well below average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 4 comments on this Senator's speeches — above average amongst Senators.
  • 33 people are tracking whenever this Senator speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 513 times in debates — above average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)