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Alan Ferguson, former Senator

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  • 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 consistently against same-sex marriage equality. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted almost always for government administered paid parental leave. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
  • Voted generally against the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. votes
  • Voted consistently against implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing competition in bulk wheat export. votes
  • Voted consistently against recognising local government in the Constitution. votes
  • Voted consistently for voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted consistently for regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted consistently against restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted consistently for privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted generally for stem cell research. votes
  • Has never voted on more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Voted consistently against decreasing the private health insurance rebate. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing the age pension. votes
  • Voted consistently against extending government benefits to same-sex couples. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing protection of Aboriginal heritage sites. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing availability of abortion drugs. votes
  • Voted consistently for live animal export. votes
  • Voted consistently for the Intervention in the Northern Territory. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing beef import standards. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted consistently for encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted consistently for uranium export. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing surveillance powers. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing consumer protections. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing access under Freedom of Information law. votes
  • Voted consistently against an NBN (using fibre to the premises). votes
  • Voted consistently for offshore processing for people seeking asylum in Australia. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing freedom of political communication. votes
  • Voted consistently against requiring a warrant to access citizens’ telecommunications records. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing accessibility of government data and documents. votes
  • Voted consistently against removing children from immigration detention. votes
  • Voted consistently for funding the national school chaplaincy program. votes
  • Has never voted on protecting whales within Australian waters. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing the diversity of media ownership. votes
  • Voted consistently against decreasing the gender pay gap. votes
  • Voted consistently against treating government action on climate change as a matter of urgency. votes
  • Has never voted on revoking citizenship of dual nationals involved with terrorism offences by the minister. votes
  • Voted consistently against restricting donations to political parties. votes
  • Voted consistently against creating a federal Anti-Corruption Commission. votes
  • Voted consistently against protecting whistleblowers. votes
  • Voted consistently against a fast transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. votes
  • Voted consistently against stopping tax avoidance or aggressive tax minimisation. votes
  • Voted consistently against ending illegal logging. votes
  • Voted almost always against protecting threatened forest and bushland habitats. votes
  • Voted almost always against a review of parliamentary entitlements. votes
  • Voted almost always for increasing parliamentary entitlements for current MPs and Senators. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing the foreign aid budget to 0.7% of Gross National Income. votes
  • Voted consistently for removing parallel import restrictions for books. votes
  • Voted generally against local community consultation on infrastructure projects. votes
  • Voted consistently against maintaining or increasing CSIRO funding. votes
  • Has never voted on speeding things along in Parliament (procedural). votes
  • Voted generally for suspending the rules to allow a vote to happen (procedural). votes
  • Has never voted on high speed rail on the east coast. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing housing affordability. votes
  • Voted consistently against protecting the Great Barrier Reef. votes
  • Voted almost always against public transport. votes
  • Voted consistently against protecting citizens' privacy. votes
  • Voted almost always for increasing investment in the coal industry. votes
  • Voted consistently against banning all investment in cluster munitions. votes
  • Voted consistently against closing the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. votes
  • Voted consistently against equal treatment for all couples. votes
  • Voted consistently for a citizenship test. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing federal government support for childcare. votes
  • Voted consistently against government action on animal & plant extinctions. votes
  • Voted consistently for making more water from Murray-Darling Basin available to use. votes
  • Voted consistently against promoting multiculturalism. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing political transparency. votes
  • Voted almost always for Australia's timber industry. votes
  • Voted consistently against investing in climate science. votes

Read about how the voting record is decided.

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?)