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Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Andrew McLachlan voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted consistently against a carbon price. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
  • Voted consistently against implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Has never voted on 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 generally for unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Voted almost always against increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted consistently against more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing protection of Aboriginal heritage sites. votes
  • Voted consistently for live animal export. votes
  • Voted consistently for decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Voted consistently against encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing surveillance powers. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing consumer protections. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing access under Freedom of Information law. votes
  • Voted consistently for offshore processing for people seeking asylum in Australia. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing freedom of political communication. votes
  • Voted consistently for decreasing ABC and SBS funding. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing accessibility of government data and documents. votes
  • Voted consistently against removing children from immigration detention. votes
  • Has never voted on building Australia‚Äôs new submarine fleet in South Australia. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing the diversity of media ownership. votes
  • Voted generally against decreasing the gender pay gap. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing transparency of the China-Australia relationship. votes
  • Voted consistently against treating government action on climate change as a matter of urgency. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing transparency of big business by making information public. votes
  • Voted consistently for 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 generally against a fast transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against stopping tax avoidance or aggressive tax minimisation. votes
  • Voted consistently against protecting threatened forest and bushland habitats. votes
  • Voted generally for speeding things along in Parliament (procedural). votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against suspending the rules to allow a vote to happen (procedural). votes
  • Voted consistently against federal action on public housing. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing housing affordability. votes
  • Voted consistently against putting a time limit on immigration detention. votes
  • Voted consistently against ending immigration detention on Manus Island. votes
  • Voted consistently against protecting the Great Barrier Reef. votes
  • Voted consistently against protecting citizens' privacy. votes
  • Has never voted on Preventative Detention Orders (PDOs). votes
  • Has never voted on Continuing Detention Orders (CDOs). votes
  • Voted almost always for increasing investment in the coal industry. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against closing the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. votes
  • Voted consistently for Adani's proposed Carmichael coal mine in the Galilee Basin. votes
  • Voted consistently for privatising government services. votes
  • Voted almost always against government action on animal & plant extinctions. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing eligibility requirements for Australian citizenship. votes
  • Has never voted on making more water from Murray-Darling Basin available to use. votes
  • Has never voted on a declared area offence. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing legal protections for LGBTI people. votes
  • Voted consistently for nuclear energy. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing political transparency. votes
  • Voted consistently for a combined Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia. votes
  • Voted almost always against transgender rights. votes
  • Voted consistently for Australia's timber industry. votes
  • Voted consistently against for increasing the Youth Allowance rate. votes
  • Voted generally against banning new thermal coal mines. votes
  • Voted consistently for an independent NDIS assessment process. votes
  • Voted generally for offshore oil mining. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing funding for vocational education. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing access to the JobKeeper Payment. votes
  • Has never voted on assisting the Arts sector through the coronavirus pandemic. votes
  • Voted consistently for mandatory minimum sentences for certain offences. votes
  • Voted consistently against paid parental leave equality for stay-at-home mums and dads. votes
  • Voted consistently against a Royal Commission into Robodebt. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing state and territory environmental approval powers. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing the cost of humanities degrees. votes
  • Voted consistently for the Murray Darling Basin Plan. votes
  • Voted consistently against assisting Australians trying to return from overseas. votes
  • Voted almost always against extending Jobkeeper Payment. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing protections for franchisees. votes
  • Voted consistently against an independent inquiry into Attorney-General Christian Porter. votes
  • Voted consistently against implementing the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing support for the Australian film and TV industry. votes
  • Voted consistently against building dedicated quarantine facilities (COVID-19). votes
  • Voted consistently against treating the COVID vaccine rollout as a matter of urgency. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing workplace protections for women. votes
  • Voted consistently for putting welfare payments onto cashless debit cards (or indue cards) on an ongoing basis. votes

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Bills: Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Legislation Amendment (Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority Board and Other Improvements) Bill 2019; Second Reading (30 Nov 2021)

“Senator McMahon, I cut you off with great reluctance, but I must obey the standing orders. You'll be in continuance. Debate interrupted.”

Bills: Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Amendment (Economic Empowerment) Bill 2021; In Committee (30 Nov 2021)

“The question is that Greens amendments (1) to (4) on sheet 1477 be agreed to. Question negatived. The TEMPORARY CHAIR: The question is that subsection 12D(7) in item 25 of schedule 3 stand as printed. Question agreed to. Bill, as amended, agreed to. Bill reported with an amendment; report adopted.”

Matters of Urgency: COVID-19: Morrison Government (30 Nov 2021)

“The Labor senators' contributions to the debate on this urgency motion remind me of a saying of a Jacobean playwright: Of all the forms of wisdom, hindsight is by general consent the least merciful, the most unforgiving. This government has actually shown great foresight, great anticipation of the challenges the nation was going to face and has faced with COVID affecting its population. As a...”

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  • Has spoken in 33 debates in the last year — well below average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 0 comments on this Senator's speeches — average amongst Senators.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 24 times in debates — well below average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)

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