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Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Anthony Chisholm voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted consistently for same-sex marriage equality. votes
  • Has never voted on tobacco plain packaging. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a carbon price. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
  • Voted consistently for the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. votes
  • Voted almost always for implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Has never voted on voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted generally for regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted generally for unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Has never voted on 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 consistently against increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing protection of Aboriginal heritage sites. votes
  • Voted generally against live animal export. votes
  • Voted generally against decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing funding for road infrastructure. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted consistently for encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted almost always for increasing surveillance powers. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing consumer protections. votes
  • Voted generally for offshore processing for people seeking asylum in Australia. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing freedom of political communication. votes
  • Voted consistently against requiring a warrant to access citizens’ telecommunications records. votes
  • Voted generally against decreasing ABC and SBS funding. votes
  • Voted consistently against tighter means testing of family payments . votes
  • Voted generally for increasing accessibility of government data and documents. votes
  • Voted generally for removing children from immigration detention. votes
  • Voted consistently against landholders' right to say no to mining and gas exploration. votes
  • Has never voted on building Australia’s new submarine fleet in South Australia. votes
  • Voted generally for protecting whales within Australian waters. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing the diversity of media ownership. votes
  • Voted generally for decreasing the gender pay gap. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing transparency of the China-Australia relationship. votes
  • Voted generally for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement. votes
  • Voted generally for treating government action on climate change as a matter of urgency. votes
  • Voted almost always for increasing transparency of big business by making information public. votes
  • Has never voted on 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 almost always for protecting whistleblowers. votes
  • Voted generally for a fast transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. votes
  • Voted consistently for stopping tax avoidance or aggressive tax minimisation. votes
  • Voted almost always for ending illegal logging. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against protecting threatened forest and bushland habitats. votes
  • Voted consistently against a Royal Commission into banking. votes
  • Voted consistently against the use of strong encryption technologies. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing parliamentary entitlements for current MPs and Senators. votes
  • Voted almost always against increasing the foreign aid budget to 0.7% of Gross National Income. votes
  • Voted consistently for 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 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 consistently for federal action on public housing. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing housing affordability. votes
  • Voted consistently against ending immigration detention on Nauru. votes
  • Has never voted on imprisoning immigration detention workers who record or reveal information from their work. votes
  • Has never voted on putting a time limit on immigration detention. votes
  • Voted almost always against ending immigration detention on Manus Island. votes
  • Voted generally for protecting the Great Barrier Reef. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing the price of tobacco. votes
  • Voted consistently for a national redress scheme for institutional abuse survivors. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against strengthening gun control laws. votes
  • Has never voted on the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). votes
  • Voted generally for protecting citizens' privacy. votes
  • Voted consistently against a same-sex marriage plebiscite. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing the initial tax rate for working holiday makers to 19%. 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 a mixture of for and against increasing investment in the coal industry. votes
  • Has never voted on a Free Trade Agreement with China. votes
  • Voted generally against changing the date of Australia Day. votes
  • Voted consistently for doctor-initiated medical transfers for asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and 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 consistently 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 generally against the Coalition's new schools funding policy ("Gonski 2.0"). votes
  • Voted consistently against 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
  • Voted consistently against 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 generally for Adani's proposed Carmichael coal mine in the Galilee Basin. votes
  • Voted consistently against drug testing welfare recipients. votes
  • Voted consistently against privatising government services. votes
  • Voted consistently 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 consistently for turning back asylum boats when possible. votes
  • Voted consistently against civil celebrants having the right to refuse to marry same-sex couples. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against 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 almost always 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 a mixture of for and against increasing political transparency. votes
  • Voted consistently against a travel ban on people from certain countries. votes
  • Voted consistently for MacMines' proposed China Stone coal mine in the Galilee Basin. votes
  • Voted consistently against a combined Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia. votes
  • Voted generally against political interference in research funding. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against protecting Australian sovereignty in trade agreements. votes
  • Voted consistently against pill testing. votes
  • Voted consistently against legalising pepper spray. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing government support for the dairy industry. votes
  • Voted consistently against ending Governor-General allowances for serious misconduct. votes
  • Voted consistently for transgender rights. votes
  • Voted consistently against community right to say no to nuclear waste disposal sites. votes
  • Voted almost always for Australia's timber industry. votes
  • Voted consistently for reducing personal income tax. votes
  • Voted generally against for increasing the Youth Allowance rate. votes
  • Voted consistently for Temporary Exclusion Orders. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against making the cashless debit card program voluntary. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against banning new thermal coal mines. votes
  • Voted almost always for reducing air pollution. votes
  • Voted consistently against an independent NDIS assessment process. votes
  • Voted consistently for investing in climate science. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against building community climate change resilience. votes
  • Voted generally for offshore oil mining. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing funding for vocational education. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing access to the JobKeeper Payment. votes
  • Voted generally 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 generally for increasing funding for public schools. votes
  • Voted consistently for a Royal Commission into Robodebt. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing state and territory environmental approval powers. votes
  • Voted generally 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 almost always 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
  • Has never voted on increasing support for the Australian film and TV industry. votes
  • Has never voted on building dedicated quarantine facilities (COVID-19). votes
  • Has never voted on treating the COVID vaccine rollout as a matter of urgency. votes
  • Has never voted on 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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Statements: Inland Rail (21 Oct 2021)

“I want to give Queenslanders an update on inland rail. There's been much talk by the government of late but, as is always case with this government, you really can't believe any of it. Minister Joyce has blustered into his new portfolio, and it's clear he made big promises to some of his colleagues to get the leadership back, but, as usual with Mr Joyce, he talks big but the delivery is...”

Questions without Notice: Take Note of Answers: Climate Change (20 Oct 2021)

“I move: That the Senate take note of the answers given by the Minister for Emergency Management and National Recovery and Resilience (Senator McKenzie) and the Minister for Families and Social Services (Senator Ruston) to questions without notice asked by Senators Keneally and Gallagher and the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Wong) today relating to targets for carbon...”

Committees: Northern Australia Joint Committee; Report (18 Oct 2021)

“I too wish to speak to the report tabled today regarding the Juukan Gorge inquiry conducted by the Joint Standing Committee on Northern Australia. It's a pleasure to follow on from Senator Dodson and Senator Thorpe. Of all the committees I've been involved with in the five years I've been here, this is the one where I learned the most of the way traditional owners have been treated, the way...”

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  • Has spoken in 27 debates in the last year — well below average amongst Senators.
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