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Andrew Murray, former Senator

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  • Former Australian Democrats Senator for WA
  • Became a Senator on 1 July 1996 — Federal election
  • Left Senate on 30 June 2008 — retired

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Andrew Murray voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted very strongly for same sex marriage. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted very strongly for government administered paid parental leave. votes
  • Voted very strongly for implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing competition in bulk wheat export. votes
  • Voted very strongly for recognising local government in the Constitution. votes
  • Voted very strongly against voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted very strongly for restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted moderately for privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted strongly for stem cell research. votes
  • Voted very strongly for more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted strongly against decreasing the private health insurance rebate. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing the age pension. votes
  • Voted very strongly for extending government benefits to same-sex couples. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing protection of Aboriginal heritage sites. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing availability of abortion drugs. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against the Intervention in the Northern Territory. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted very strongly against encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted very strongly against uranium export. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing surveillance powers. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing freedom of political communication. votes

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Most recent appearances in parliament

Committees: Public Accounts and Audit Committee; Report (26 Jun 2008)

“I wish to speak about the Tax administration report as well. In leading into my remarks, I note that the previous speaker, Senator Watson, has been 27 years on the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit, which is an astonishing length of service. It is one thing to be on a committee, but it is quite another to make that sort of contribution of depth, substance, thoughtfulness and...”

Committees: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee: Joint; Documents (26 Jun 2008)

“A message has been received from the House of Representatives forwarding a resolution relating to access to records of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade during its inquiry into the loss of HMAS Sydney, and requesting the concurrence of the Senate. I table correspondence on the matter.”

Valedictory: (25 Jun 2008)

“I want to begin by thanking all those senators who made very kind remarks about me in my valedictory yesterday. I had the opportunity to say some warm and good farewell words to those members of the National Party and Liberal Party who are leaving this chamber, but there are four senators I still need to address. The first is Senator Nettle. I think Senator Nettle has made a very considerable...”

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