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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 consistently for same-sex marriage equality. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted consistently for government administered paid parental leave. votes
  • Voted consistently for implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing competition in bulk wheat export. votes
  • Voted consistently for recognising local government in the Constitution. votes
  • Voted consistently against voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted consistently for restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted generally for privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted almost always for stem cell research. votes
  • Voted consistently for more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted almost always against decreasing the private health insurance rebate. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing the age pension. votes
  • Voted consistently for extending government benefits to same-sex couples. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing protection of Aboriginal heritage sites. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing availability of abortion drugs. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against the Intervention in the Northern Territory. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted consistently against encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted consistently against uranium export. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing surveillance powers. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing freedom of political communication. votes
  • Voted consistently for requiring a warrant to access citizens’ telecommunications records. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing accessibility of government data and documents. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing the diversity of media ownership. votes
  • Voted consistently for decreasing the gender pay gap. votes
  • Voted consistently for treating government action on climate change as a matter of urgency. votes
  • Voted consistently for revoking citizenship of dual nationals involved with terrorism offences by the minister. votes
  • Voted consistently for restricting donations to political parties. votes
  • Voted consistently for protecting whistleblowers. votes
  • Voted almost always for a fast transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. votes
  • Voted consistently for ending illegal logging. votes
  • Voted consistently for protecting threatened forest and bushland habitats. votes
  • Voted consistently for a review of parliamentary entitlements. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing parliamentary entitlements for current MPs and Senators. votes
  • Voted consistently for local community consultation on infrastructure projects. votes
  • Voted consistently for maintaining or increasing CSIRO funding. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing housing affordability. votes
  • Voted consistently for protecting the Great Barrier Reef. votes
  • Voted consistently for public transport. votes
  • Voted consistently for protecting citizens' privacy. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing investment in the coal industry. votes
  • Voted consistently for closing the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. votes
  • Voted consistently for equal treatment for all couples. votes
  • Voted consistently against a citizenship test. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing federal government support for childcare. votes
  • Voted generally for government action on animal & plant extinctions. votes
  • Voted consistently against making more water from Murray-Darling Basin available to use. votes
  • Voted consistently for promoting multiculturalism. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing political transparency. votes
  • Voted consistently against Australia's timber industry. votes
  • Voted consistently for investing in climate science. votes
  • Voted consistently against implementing the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. 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...”

More of Andrew Murray's recent appearances

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