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Bob Carr, former Senator

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  • Former Australian Labor Party Senator for NSW
  • Became a Senator on 6 March 2012 — Federal election
  • Left Senate on 24 October 2013 — Resigned

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Bob Carr voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted moderately for same sex marriage. votes
  • Voted strongly for a carbon price. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted moderately for increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Has never voted on recognising local government in the Constitution. votes
  • Has never voted on temporary protection visas. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing or removing the debt limit. votes
  • Has never voted on a minerals resource rent tax . votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted moderately for unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Has never voted on restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted very strongly for decreasing the private health insurance rebate. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing protection of Aboriginal heritage sites. votes
  • Has never voted on live animal exports. votes
  • Has never voted on re-approving/ re-registering agvet chemicals. votes
  • Voted very strongly for the Intervention in the Northern Territory. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing funding for road infrastructure. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Has never voted on uranium export. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing surveillance powers. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing public access to government data. votes
  • Voted very strongly against decreasing ABC and SBS funding. votes

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Most recent appearances in parliament

Questions without Notice: Defence: Naval Vessels (27 Jun 2013)

“I can inform the senator that, to provide more stable work for the industry and retain critical skills in the Future Submarine project, the government will at the earliest opportunity replace Australia's supply ships HMAS Success and HMAS Sirius. This will include examination of options for local, hybrid and overseas build. The government has brought forward the replacement of Australia's...”

Questions without Notice: Defence: Naval Vessels (27 Jun 2013)

“In May the government released the Future Submarine Industry Skills Plan. The government is committed to acquiring 12 future submarines to be assembled in Adelaide. I know that is warmly endorsed by government senators from South Australia, who worked very hard to refine and nurture this policy—pre-eminently, the Leader of the Government in the Senate, whose interest in this matter has...”

Questions without Notice: Defence: Naval Vessels (27 Jun 2013)

“I thank the senator for his question. I can inform the Senate that this offshore combatant vessel was a 2009 Defence white paper project to develop proposals to rationalise the Navy's patrol boat, mine countermeasures, hydrographic and oceanographic forces into a single, modular, multirole vessel. As outlined in the 2013 Defence white paper released in May, Defence will continue to have the...”

More of Bob Carr's recent appearances

Numbers

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  • Has spoken in 31 debates in the last year — average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 0 comments on this Senator's speeches — average amongst Senators.
  • 6 people are tracking whenever this Senator speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 107 times in debates — below average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)