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  • Former Liberal Party Senator for NSW
  • Became a Senator on 31 October 2011 — unknown
  • Left Senate on 11 November 2019 — Resigned

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Arthur Sinodinos voted on key issues since 2006:

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

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RSS feed Most recent appearances in parliament

Questions without Notice: Exports (17 Oct 2019)

“What are the government's further plans to support more businesses to expand and grow through export related activities across the Pacific region?”

Questions without Notice: Exports (17 Oct 2019)

“It's wonderful that there are so many people in the audience to hear Senator Birmingham's great disquisition. What impact have the government's trade policies had on growing the volume and value of Australian exports?”

Questions without Notice: Exports (17 Oct 2019)

“My question is to the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Senator Birmingham. How does the government's strong economic management assist exporters financially grow their businesses and grow more jobs, especially for our small- and medium-sized enterprises?”

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  • Has spoken in 6 debates in the last year — well below average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 0 comments on this Senator's speeches — average amongst Senators.
  • 3 people are tracking whenever this Senator speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 204 times in debates — average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)