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Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Anne Urquhart voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted a mixture of for and against same-sex marriage equality. votes
  • Voted generally for tobacco plain packaging. votes
  • Voted generally for a carbon price. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted almost always for increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
  • Voted consistently for the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. votes
  • Voted generally for implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted consistently for recognising local government in the Constitution. votes
  • Voted consistently against temporary protection visas. votes
  • Voted consistently against voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing or removing the Government debt limit. votes
  • Voted consistently for a minerals resource rent tax . votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted almost always for regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted almost always for unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Voted generally against restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted consistently for privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted generally against more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted almost always against increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted consistently for decreasing the private health insurance rebate. votes
  • Voted almost always against increasing protection of Aboriginal heritage sites. votes
  • Voted generally for live animal export. votes
  • Voted consistently for carbon farming. votes
  • Voted generally for decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Voted generally for re-approving/ re-registering agvet chemicals. votes
  • Voted consistently for the Intervention in the Northern Territory. votes
  • Voted consistently against an emissions reduction fund. votes
  • Voted almost always for increasing funding for road infrastructure. votes
  • Voted almost always against increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted generally for uranium export. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing surveillance powers. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing consumer protections. votes
  • Voted almost always against increasing access under Freedom of Information law. votes
  • Voted consistently for an NBN (using fibre to the premises). votes
  • Voted consistently for a federal inquiry into Queensland government administration. votes
  • Voted generally for offshore processing for people seeking asylum in Australia. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing freedom of political communication. votes
  • Voted generally for storing all citizens' telecommunications data for access by government agencies. votes
  • Voted consistently against requiring a warrant to access citizens’ telecommunications records. votes
  • Voted almost always against decreasing ABC and SBS funding. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against tighter means testing of family payments . votes
  • Voted consistently against deregulating undergraduate university fees. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing accessibility of government data and documents. votes
  • Voted generally for removing children from immigration detention. votes
  • Voted consistently for funding the national school chaplaincy program. votes
  • Voted almost always against landholders' right to say no to mining and gas exploration. votes
  • Voted generally against building Australia’s new submarine fleet in South Australia. votes
  • Has never voted on giving apprentices access to a $20,000 loan. votes
  • Voted generally against protecting whales within Australian waters. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing the diversity of media ownership. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing support for community radio and TV. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing indexation of HECS-HELP debts. votes
  • Voted consistently against charging postgraduate research students fees. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against decreasing the gender pay gap. votes
  • Voted generally for greater public scrutiny of the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing transparency of the China-Australia relationship. votes
  • Voted generally for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement. votes
  • Voted consistently against requiring Parliamentary approval of military deployments. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against treating government action on climate change as a matter of urgency. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing transparency of big business by making information public. votes
  • Voted consistently for making Australians working overseas repay their student debts. votes
  • Voted consistently for letting environmental groups challenge the legality of certain government decisions. votes
  • Voted consistently for revoking citizenship of dual nationals involved with terrorism offences by the minister. votes
  • Voted almost always against restricting donations to political parties. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against creating a federal Anti-Corruption Commission. votes
  • Voted consistently against withdrawing troops from Afghanistan. votes
  • Voted consistently against using natural resource wealth for the benefit of all Australians. votes
  • Voted consistently against Senate electoral reform. votes
  • Voted generally against protecting whistleblowers. votes
  • Voted generally against a fast transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. votes
  • Voted generally for stopping tax avoidance or aggressive tax minimisation. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against ending illegal logging. votes
  • Voted generally against protecting threatened forest and bushland habitats. votes
  • Voted generally for a Royal Commission into banking. votes
  • Voted generally against the use of strong encryption technologies. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing parliamentary entitlements for current MPs and Senators. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing the foreign aid budget to 0.7% of Gross National Income. votes
  • Voted consistently against local community consultation on infrastructure projects. votes
  • Has never voted on maintaining or increasing CSIRO funding. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing funding for legal aid. votes
  • Voted consistently for buffer zones around abortion clinics. votes
  • Voted generally against putting welfare payments onto cashless debit cards (or indue cards) on a temporary basis as a trial. votes
  • Voted consistently against a publicly accessible foreign ownership register for agricultural land. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against 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 generally for federal action on public housing. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing housing affordability. votes
  • Voted almost always against ending immigration detention on Nauru. votes
  • Voted generally for imprisoning immigration detention workers who record or reveal information from their work. votes
  • Voted consistently against putting a time limit on immigration detention. votes
  • Voted almost always against ending immigration detention on Manus Island. votes
  • Voted almost always against protecting the Great Barrier Reef. votes
  • Voted generally against public transport. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing the price of tobacco. votes
  • Voted consistently for a national redress scheme for institutional abuse survivors. votes
  • Voted generally against strengthening gun control laws. votes
  • Voted generally against the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against protecting citizens' privacy. votes
  • Has never voted on a same-sex marriage plebiscite. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing the initial tax rate for working holiday makers to 19%. votes
  • Voted consistently against an Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC). votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing scrutiny of unions. votes
  • Voted generally for Preventative Detention Orders (PDOs). votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing the passenger movement charge ('PMC'). votes
  • Voted consistently against more scrutiny of the Australian Defence Force. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing the initial tax rate for working holiday makers to 15%. votes
  • Voted generally for Continuing Detention Orders (CDOs). votes
  • Voted generally for increasing investment in the coal industry. votes
  • Voted generally for a Free Trade Agreement with China. votes
  • Voted consistently against banning all investment in cluster munitions. votes
  • Voted generally against changing the date of Australia Day. votes
  • Voted generally for doctor-initiated medical transfers for asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted generally against getting rid of the Gold Travel Pass. votes
  • Voted consistently against changing the wording of section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act. votes
  • Voted almost always against getting rid of Sunday and public holiday penalty rates. votes
  • Voted consistently against reducing the corporate tax rate. votes
  • Voted consistently against the Coalition's Youth Jobs PaTH. votes
  • Voted consistently against the Coalition's new schools funding policy ("Gonski 2.0"). votes
  • Has never voted on technology neutral emission reduction targets. votes
  • Voted consistently against requiring every native title claimant to sign land use agreements. votes
  • Voted consistently for giving approval for mining in the Liverpool Plains. votes
  • Has never voted on making sanitary items GST-free. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing access to medicinal cannabis products. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a Royal Commission into Violence and Abuse against People with Disability. votes
  • Voted consistently for criminalising "revenge porn". votes
  • Voted consistently for closing the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. votes
  • Voted consistently for maintaining or increasing defence spending. votes
  • Voted almost always for Adani's proposed Carmichael coal mine in the Galilee Basin. votes
  • Voted generally against drug testing welfare recipients. votes
  • Voted generally against refugee family reunification. votes
  • Voted consistently against privatising government services. votes
  • Voted almost always against a review of our representatives' eligibility. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing federal government support for childcare. votes
  • Voted generally against government action on animal & plant extinctions. votes
  • Voted almost always against turning back asylum boats when possible. votes
  • Voted consistently against civil celebrants having the right to refuse to marry same-sex couples. votes
  • Voted consistently for universal access to abortion services. votes
  • Voted consistently for expanding Medicare-funded dental care. votes
  • Voted almost always against increasing the Newstart Allowance rate. votes
  • Voted consistently against an inquiry into the Iraq War. votes
  • Voted consistently for the Paris Climate Agreement. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing eligibility requirements for Australian citizenship. votes
  • Voted generally against making more water from Murray-Darling Basin available to use. votes
  • Voted consistently against privatising the ABC. votes
  • Voted generally for targeting foreign interference in Australia. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing penalties for breach of data. votes
  • Voted generally for a declared area offence. votes
  • Voted consistently for legalising euthanasia. votes
  • Voted almost always against stopping former ministers from taking lobbying positions within five years. votes
  • Voted consistently for promoting multiculturalism. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing legal protections for LGBTI people. votes
  • Voted consistently against nuclear energy. votes
  • Voted generally against prioritising religious freedom. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing political transparency. votes
  • Has never voted on a travel ban on people from certain countries. votes
  • Voted consistently for MacMines' proposed China Stone coal mine in the Galilee Basin. votes
  • Voted generally against a combined Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia. votes
  • Voted consistently against political interference in research funding. votes
  • Voted generally against protecting Australian sovereignty in trade agreements. votes
  • Voted consistently against pill testing. votes
  • Voted consistently against legalising pepper spray. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing government support for the dairy industry. votes
  • Has never voted on ending Governor-General allowances for serious misconduct. votes
  • Voted consistently for transgender rights. votes
  • Has never voted on community right to say no to nuclear waste disposal sites. votes
  • Voted generally for Australia's timber industry. votes
  • Voted generally for reducing personal income tax. votes
  • Voted generally against for increasing the Youth Allowance rate. votes
  • Voted consistently for Temporary Exclusion Orders. votes
  • Voted almost always for making the cashless debit card program voluntary. votes
  • Voted generally against banning new thermal coal mines. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against reducing air pollution. votes
  • Voted consistently against an independent NDIS assessment process. votes
  • Voted consistently for investing in climate science. votes
  • Voted generally against building community climate change resilience. votes
  • Voted generally for offshore oil mining. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing funding for vocational education. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing access to the JobKeeper Payment. votes
  • Voted consistently for assisting the Arts sector through the coronavirus pandemic. votes
  • Voted consistently against mandatory minimum sentences for certain offences. votes
  • Voted consistently for paid parental leave equality for stay-at-home mums and dads. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing funding for public schools. votes
  • Voted generally for a Royal Commission into Robodebt. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing state and territory environmental approval powers. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing the cost of humanities degrees. votes
  • Voted almost always for the Murray Darling Basin Plan. votes
  • Voted consistently for assisting Australians trying to return from overseas. votes
  • Voted consistently for extending Jobkeeper Payment. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing protections for franchisees. votes
  • Voted consistently for an independent inquiry into Attorney-General Christian Porter. votes
  • Voted consistently for a constitutionally enshrined First Nations Voice in parliament. votes
  • Voted consistently for implementing the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing support for the Australian film and TV industry. votes
  • Voted almost always for building dedicated quarantine facilities (COVID-19). votes
  • Voted consistently for treating the COVID vaccine rollout as a matter of urgency. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing workplace protections for women. votes
  • Voted consistently against putting welfare payments onto cashless debit cards (or indue cards) on an ongoing basis. votes

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Adjournment: El Halabi, Mr Mohammad (30 Nov 2021)

“Last week there was a parliamentary event regarding the imprisonment and trial of the World Vision manager in Gaza, Mohammad El Halabi. It was nearly six years ago when his case made headlines, when this man was accused of funnelling Australian aid money to Hamas. However, despite a DFAT investigation, independent World Vision investigations by Deloitte and over 165 Israeli court hearings, no...”

Business: Leave Of Absence (30 Nov 2021)

“by leave—I move: That leave of absence be granted to Senator Carr for 30 November, for personal reasons. Question agreed to.”

Committees: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee; Additional Information (25 Nov 2021)

“On behalf of the Chair of the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee, Senator Kitching, I present additional information received by the committee on its inquiry into funding for public research into foreign policy issues.”

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  • Has spoken in 158 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 3 comments on this Senator's speeches — above average amongst Senators.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 428 times in debates — above average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)

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