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Alan Ferguson, former Senator

Photo of Alan Ferguson
  • Former Deputy-President, and Liberal Party Senator for SA
  • Became a Senator on 26 May 1992 — unknown
  • Left Senate on 30 June 2011 — retired

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Alan Ferguson voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted very strongly against same sex marriage. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted strongly 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 very strongly against implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing competition in bulk wheat export. votes
  • Voted very strongly against recognising local government in the Constitution. votes
  • Voted very strongly for voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted very strongly for regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted very strongly against restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted very strongly for privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted moderately for stem cell research. votes
  • Has never voted on more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing Aboriginal land rights. 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 very strongly against increasing protection of Aboriginal heritage sites. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing availability of abortion drugs. votes
  • Voted very strongly for live animal exports. votes
  • Voted very strongly for the Intervention in the Northern Territory. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing beef import standards. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted very strongly for encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted very strongly for uranium export. votes
  • Voted moderately for increasing surveillance powers. votes
  • Voted moderately 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 very strongly for offshore processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing freedom of political communication. votes

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Most recent appearances in parliament

Motions: Youth Mental Health (26 Jun 2014)

“The question is that notice of motion No. 311 standing in the name of Senator Wright be agreed to.”

Motions: Youth Mental Health (26 Jun 2014)

“Leave is granted for one minute.”

Documents: Live Animal Exports; Order for the Production of Documents (26 Jun 2014)

“Leave is granted for one minute.”

More of Alan Ferguson's recent appearances

Numbers

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  • Has spoken in 73 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 0 comments on this Senator's speeches — below average amongst Senators.
  • 6 people are tracking whenever this Senator speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 166 times in debates — below average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)