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  • National Party Senator for Victoria
  • Minister for Regional Communications (since 20 Dec 2017)
    Minister for Rural Health (since 20 Dec 2017)
    Minister for Sport (since 20 Dec 2017)
  • Became a Senator on 1 July 2011 — Federal election
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Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Bridget McKenzie voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted moderately against same sex marriage. votes
  • Voted very strongly against tobacco plain packaging. votes
  • Voted very strongly against a carbon price. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
  • Voted strongly against implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted very strongly against recognising local government in the Constitution. votes
  • Voted very strongly for temporary protection visas. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted moderately for increasing or removing the debt limit. votes
  • Voted very strongly against a minerals resource rent tax . votes
  • Voted strongly against increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted very strongly for regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted strongly against increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted strongly for unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Voted strongly against restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted strongly against increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted very strongly for privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted strongly against more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted very strongly against decreasing the private health insurance rebate. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing protection of Aboriginal heritage sites. votes
  • Voted very strongly for live animal exports. votes
  • Voted very strongly against carbon farming. votes
  • Voted very strongly for decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Voted very strongly against re-approving/ re-registering agvet chemicals. votes
  • Voted very strongly for the Intervention in the Northern Territory. votes
  • Voted very strongly for an emissions reduction fund. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing funding for road infrastructure. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted very strongly for uranium export. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing surveillance powers. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing public access to government data. votes
  • Voted very strongly against an NBN (using fibre to the premises). votes
  • Voted very strongly against a federal inquiry into Queensland government administration. votes
  • Voted very strongly for offshore processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted moderately against 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

Questions without Notice: Additional Answers: Health Care (28 Jun 2018)

“In relation to the question I took on notice from Senator Griff on 26 June, I have sought advice from Minister Hunt, who advises that the government is considering detailed responses to both inquiry reports, including consultation with stakeholders, states and territories. The government will shortly release a package of legislation to finalise major reforms on private health insurance. These...”

Adjournment: Davies, Mr Dexter Melvyn, Thomson, Mr Peter William, AO, CBE (27 Jun 2018)

“It's a great privilege to stand here this evening in the Senate and honour a great man, but it does fill me with great sadness to be doing it so soon. While Dexter lived just 66 years, he made those 66 years count. The Hon. Dexter Melvyn Davies was a man who lived life to the fullest and a man who gave so much to his family, to the National Party, to his friends, to his colleagues and to...”

Questions without Notice: South Australia: Mobile Black Spot Program (27 Jun 2018)

“Well, sadly, Senator Gichuhi, I'm not. The Australian Labor Party's approach to regional telecommunications policy is actually a lot like regional black spots: nothing; silence; absolutely no bars. We can look across the aisle and ask: what are they doing for regional black spots in regional Australia? Let's compare them. Two hundred and twenty million dollars from us has been leveraged with...”

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  • Has spoken in 56 debates in the last year — below average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 2 comments on this Senator's speeches — average amongst Senators.
  • 8 people are tracking whenever this Senator speaks — email me whenever Bridget McKenzie speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 348 times in debates — above average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)