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  • Liberal Party Senator for SA
  • Minister for Women's Safety (since 30 Mar 2021)
    Minister for Families and Social Services (since 29 May 2019)
    Manager of Government Business in the Senate (since 29 May 2019)
  • Became a Senator on 5 September 2012 — unknown
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Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Anne Ruston voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted a mixture of for and against same sex marriage. votes
  • Has never voted on tobacco plain packaging. votes
  • Voted very strongly against a carbon price. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted strongly against increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
  • Voted strongly against the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. votes
  • Voted strongly against implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted very strongly for recognising local government in the Constitution. votes
  • Voted very strongly for temporary protection visas. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing or removing the debt limit. votes
  • Voted very strongly against a minerals resource rent tax . votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted strongly for regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted strongly against increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted very strongly for unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Voted 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 strongly against more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted very strongly against decreasing the private health insurance rebate. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing protection of Aboriginal heritage sites. votes
  • Voted moderately for live animal exports. votes
  • Voted very strongly for decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Voted very strongly against re-approving/ re-registering agvet chemicals. votes
  • Voted very strongly for an emissions reduction fund. votes
  • Voted strongly for increasing funding for road infrastructure. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted moderately against encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted very strongly for uranium export. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing surveillance powers. votes
  • Voted strongly against increasing consumer protections. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing public access to government data. votes
  • Voted very strongly against a federal inquiry into Queensland government administration. votes
  • Voted very strongly for offshore processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing freedom of political communication. votes
  • Voted strongly for decreasing ABC and SBS funding. votes

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RSS feed Most recent appearances in parliament

Questions without Notice: National Summit on Women's Safety (2 Sep 2021)

“We have included sexual violence in the plan this time for the first time because we absolutely believe and are committed to reducing sexual violence and harassment in Australia, to ensure women and girls of all ages can be safe at work, safe at home, safe when they're studying and safe when they're online. Preventing and responding to sexual violence will be a key discussion at the national...”

Questions without Notice: National Summit on Women's Safety (2 Sep 2021)

“Family, domestic and sexual violence is a scourge that's across the entire Australian landscape. We know that it doesn't matter where you live, how old you are, where you've come from, whether you're a first Australian or a new Australian or what your socioeconomic status is, you can be affected by family, domestic and sexual violence. We also recognise that some women are more likely to...”

Questions without Notice: National Summit on Women's Safety (2 Sep 2021)

“I thank Senator Davey for her question. The National Summit on Women's Safety is an absolutely critical step in the development of the next national plan not just to reduce violence against women and their children but also to end it once and for all. The plan must be an ambitious blueprint to wipe out the scourge on our national landscape that is domestic violence. The first plan began in...”

More of Anne Ruston's recent appearances

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  • Has spoken in 154 debates in the last year — well above 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") 771 times in debates — well above average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)

Register of Interests (What's this?)

Anne Ruston's latest interest statementPDFLast updated: 3 Feb 2021