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  • Former National Party Senator for Queensland
  • Became a Senator on 11 February 2014 — unknown
  • Left Senate on 1 July 2019 — retired

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Barry O'Sullivan voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted consistently against same-sex marriage equality. votes
  • Has never voted on tobacco plain packaging. votes
  • Voted consistently against a carbon price. votes
  • Voted almost always against increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted almost always against increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
  • Voted almost always against implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted consistently for temporary protection visas. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted consistently against a minerals resource rent tax . votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted generally for regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted almost always against increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted generally for unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Voted consistently against restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted almost always against increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted consistently for privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted almost always against more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing protection of Aboriginal heritage sites. votes
  • Voted almost always for live animal export. votes
  • Voted generally for decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Voted consistently against re-approving/ re-registering agvet chemicals. votes
  • Voted consistently for an emissions reduction fund. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing funding for road infrastructure. votes
  • Voted almost always against increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted almost always against encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted consistently for uranium export. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing surveillance powers. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing consumer protections. votes
  • Voted consistently against a federal inquiry into Queensland government administration. votes
  • Voted consistently for offshore processing for people seeking asylum in Australia. votes
  • Voted almost always 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 almost always 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 almost always against increasing accessibility of government data and documents. votes
  • Voted consistently against removing children from immigration detention. votes
  • Voted consistently for funding the national school chaplaincy program. votes
  • Voted generally against landholders' right to say no to mining and gas exploration. votes
  • Voted consistently 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 consistently 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
  • Voted consistently for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement. votes
  • Voted consistently against requiring Parliamentary approval of military deployments. votes
  • Voted consistently against treating government action on climate change as a matter of urgency. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing transparency of big business by making information public. votes
  • Has never voted on making Australians working overseas repay their student debts. votes
  • Voted generally 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 almost always against restricting donations to political parties. votes
  • Voted almost always against creating a federal Anti-Corruption Commission. votes
  • Voted consistently against using natural resource wealth for the benefit of all Australians. votes
  • Voted consistently for Senate electoral reform. votes
  • Voted almost always against protecting whistleblowers. votes
  • Voted consistently against a fast transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. votes
  • Voted generally against stopping tax avoidance or aggressive tax minimisation. votes
  • Voted consistently against ending illegal logging. votes
  • Voted consistently against protecting threatened forest and bushland habitats. votes
  • Voted generally against a Royal Commission into banking. votes
  • Voted consistently against the use of strong encryption technologies. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing parliamentary entitlements for current MPs and Senators. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing the foreign aid budget to 0.7% of Gross National Income. votes
  • Voted consistently against 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 consistently against buffer zones around abortion clinics. votes
  • Voted almost always for 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 generally against suspending the rules to allow a vote to happen (procedural). votes
  • Voted consistently against federal action on public housing. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing housing affordability. votes
  • Voted generally against ending immigration detention on Nauru. votes
  • Voted generally for 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 a mixture of for and against ending immigration detention on Manus Island. votes
  • Voted consistently against protecting the Great Barrier Reef. votes
  • Voted almost always against public transport. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing the price of tobacco. votes
  • Voted consistently against a national redress scheme for institutional abuse survivors. votes
  • Voted generally against strengthening gun control laws. votes
  • Voted consistently against the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). votes
  • Voted consistently against protecting citizens' privacy. votes
  • Voted consistently for a same-sex marriage plebiscite. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing the initial tax rate for working holiday makers to 19%. votes
  • Has never voted on an Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC). votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing scrutiny of unions. votes
  • Voted consistently for Preventative Detention Orders (PDOs). votes
  • Voted generally 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 consistently for Continuing Detention Orders (CDOs). votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing investment in the coal industry. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a Free Trade Agreement with China. votes
  • Voted consistently against changing the date of Australia Day. votes
  • Voted consistently against doctor-initiated medical transfers for asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted consistently against getting rid of the Gold Travel Pass. votes
  • Voted consistently for changing the wording of section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act. votes
  • Voted consistently for getting rid of Sunday and public holiday penalty rates. votes
  • Voted consistently for reducing the corporate tax rate. votes
  • Voted consistently for the Coalition's Youth Jobs PaTH. votes
  • Voted consistently for the Coalition's new schools funding policy ("Gonski 2.0"). votes
  • Has never voted on technology neutral emission reduction targets. votes
  • Has never voted on requiring every native title claimant to sign land use agreements. votes
  • Voted generally for giving approval for mining in the Liverpool Plains. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against making sanitary items GST-free. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing access to medicinal cannabis products. votes
  • Voted consistently against a Royal Commission into Violence and Abuse against People with Disability. votes
  • Voted consistently against criminalising "revenge porn". 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 consistently for drug testing welfare recipients. votes
  • Voted generally against refugee family reunification. votes
  • Voted consistently for privatising government services. votes
  • Voted almost always against a review of our representatives' eligibility. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing federal government support for childcare. votes
  • Voted consistently against government action on animal & plant extinctions. votes
  • Voted consistently for turning back asylum boats when possible. votes
  • Voted consistently for civil celebrants having the right to refuse to marry same-sex couples. votes
  • Voted consistently against universal access to abortion services. votes
  • Voted consistently against expanding Medicare-funded dental care. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing the Newstart Allowance rate. votes
  • Voted consistently against an inquiry into the Iraq War. votes
  • Voted consistently against the Paris Climate Agreement. votes
  • Voted consistently for making more water from Murray-Darling Basin available to use. votes
  • Voted consistently for privatising the ABC. votes
  • Voted generally for targeting foreign interference in Australia. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing penalties for breach of data. votes
  • Voted consistently for a declared area offence. votes
  • Voted consistently against legalising euthanasia. votes
  • Has never voted on stopping former ministers from taking lobbying positions within five years. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against promoting multiculturalism. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing legal protections for LGBTI people. votes
  • Voted almost always for nuclear energy. votes
  • Voted consistently for prioritising religious freedom. votes
  • Voted consistently 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 consistently for political interference in research funding. votes
  • Voted consistently against protecting Australian sovereignty in trade agreements. votes
  • Voted consistently against pill testing. votes
  • Has never voted on legalising pepper spray. votes
  • Voted almost always for increasing government support for the dairy industry. votes
  • Voted consistently against ending Governor-General allowances for serious misconduct. votes
  • Voted consistently against transgender rights. votes
  • Voted consistently against community right to say no to nuclear waste disposal sites. votes
  • Voted consistently for Australia's timber industry. votes
  • Voted consistently against for increasing the Youth Allowance rate. votes
  • Voted consistently against reducing air pollution. votes
  • Voted consistently against investing in climate science. votes
  • Has never voted on offshore oil mining. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing funding for public schools. votes
  • Voted consistently against a constitutionally enshrined First Nations Voice in parliament. votes

Read about how the voting record is decided.

RSS feed Most recent appearances in parliament

Bills: Treasury Laws Amendment (Increasing the Instant Asset Write-Off for Small Business Entities) Bill 2019; In Committee (3 Apr 2019)

“The question is that government amendments (1) to (18) on sheet QQ104 taken together moved by Senator Colbeck be agreed to. Question agreed to. Bill, as amended, agreed to. Bill reported with amendments; report adopted.”

Bills: Treasury Laws Amendment (Medicare Levy and Medicare Levy Surcharge) Bill 2019; Third Reading (3 Apr 2019)

“As no amendments to the bill have been circulated, I shall call the minister to move the third reading unless any senator requires that the bill be considered in Committee of the Whole.”

Motions: Inheritance Tax (2 Apr 2019)

“I move: That the Senate— (a) notes that:   (i) in a February 2017 speech, 'Progressive politics in the age of Trump', NSW Secretary of the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union, Mr Tim Ayers, who is also a member of the ALP's National Executive, supported the introduction of an inheritance tax,   (ii) in an address to the National Press Club on 15 March 2017, the...”

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  • Has spoken in 52 debates in the last year — 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") 260 times in debates — average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)