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  • United Australia Party Senator for NSW
  • Changed party from Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party on 18 Jun 2018
  • Became a Senator on 1 July 2016 — Changed party
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Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Brian Burston voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted very strongly against same sex marriage. votes
  • Has never voted on tobacco plain packaging. votes
  • Has never voted on a carbon price. votes
  • Voted strongly against increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted very strongly against implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted very strongly for voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted very strongly for regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted moderately for unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Voted strongly against increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted very strongly for privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted moderately against more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing protection of Aboriginal heritage sites. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against live animal exports. votes
  • Voted strongly for decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Voted strongly for increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted strongly for encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing surveillance powers. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing consumer protections. votes
  • Voted very strongly for offshore processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing freedom of political communication. votes
  • Voted very strongly for decreasing ABC and SBS funding. votes

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RSS feed Most recent appearances in parliament

Bills: Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Bill 2018; Second Reading (6 Dec 2018)

“I rise to give a brief contribution on the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Bill 2018. I rise to speak on issues of security in a broader context to the bill. What we are seeing in Western Australia in regard to the increasingly cosy relationship between the state's Labor government and China is deeply troubling. We have a situation where the WA...”

Bills: Home Affairs Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Bill 2018; Second Reading (6 Dec 2018)

“I seek leave to move amendment 8624. Leave granted.”

Motions: Defence Facilities: Chemical Contamination (4 Dec 2018)

“I move: That the Senate— (a) notes that:   (i) the Coalition Government has confirmed that they will not offer voluntary buybacks for the residents surrounding the RAAF base at Williamtown in New South Wales who are affected by PFAS contamination,   (ii) the Australian Labor Party (ALP) has also voted with the Coalition Government in the Senate against voluntary...”

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  • Has spoken in 33 debates in the last year — well below 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") 40 times in debates — well below average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)

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