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  • Australian Labor Party Senator for Tasmania
  • Shadow Minister for Housing and Homelessness (Senate) (since 28 Jan 2021)
    Shadow Minister for Regional Services (since 28 Jan 2021)
    Shadow Assistant Minister for Tasmania (since 2 Jun 2019)
    Shadow Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Tourism (since 2 Jun 2019)
  • Became a Senator on 25 August 2005 — unknown
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Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Carol Brown voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted a mixture of for and against same-sex marriage equality. votes
  • Has never voted on tobacco plain packaging. votes
  • Voted generally for a carbon price. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted consistently against government administered paid parental leave. votes
  • Voted almost always for increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
  • Voted generally for the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. votes
  • Voted generally for implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing competition in bulk wheat export. votes
  • Voted consistently for recognising local government in the Constitution. votes
  • Voted consistently against temporary protection visas. votes
  • Voted almost always against voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing or removing the Government debt limit. votes
  • Voted consistently for a minerals resource rent tax . votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted generally for regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted generally for unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Voted generally against restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted generally against privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted consistently for stem cell research. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted almost always against increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted generally for decreasing the private health insurance rebate. votes
  • Voted almost always against increasing the age pension. votes
  • Voted almost always for extending government benefits to same-sex couples. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing protection of Aboriginal heritage sites. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing availability of abortion drugs. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against live animal export. votes
  • Voted consistently for carbon farming. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Voted generally for re-approving/ re-registering agvet chemicals. votes
  • Voted generally for the Intervention in the Northern Territory. votes
  • Has never voted on an emissions reduction fund. votes
  • Voted almost always for increasing funding for road infrastructure. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing beef import standards. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted generally for uranium export. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing surveillance powers. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing consumer protections. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing access under Freedom of Information law. votes
  • Voted consistently for an NBN (using fibre to the premises). votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a federal inquiry into Queensland government administration. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against offshore processing for people seeking asylum in Australia. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing freedom of political communication. votes
  • Voted generally 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 against decreasing ABC and SBS funding. votes
  • Voted generally against tighter means testing of family payments . votes
  • Voted generally against deregulating undergraduate university fees. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing accessibility of government data and documents. votes
  • Voted generally for removing children from immigration detention. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against funding the national school chaplaincy program. votes
  • Voted generally against landholders' right to say no to mining and gas exploration. votes
  • Voted generally against building Australia’s new submarine fleet in South Australia. votes
  • Has never voted on giving apprentices access to a $20,000 loan. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against protecting whales within Australian waters. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing the diversity of media ownership. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing support for community radio and TV. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing indexation of HECS-HELP debts. votes
  • Has never voted on charging postgraduate research students fees. votes
  • Voted generally for decreasing the gender pay gap. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against greater public scrutiny of the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations. votes
  • Voted generally 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 a mixture of for and against treating government action on climate change as a matter of urgency. votes
  • Voted almost always for 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 for letting environmental groups challenge the legality of certain government decisions. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against revoking citizenship of dual nationals involved with terrorism offences by the minister. votes
  • Voted generally against restricting donations to political parties. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against creating a federal Anti-Corruption Commission. votes
  • Voted consistently against withdrawing troops from Afghanistan. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against using natural resource wealth for the benefit of all Australians. votes
  • Voted generally against Senate electoral reform. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against protecting whistleblowers. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a fast transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. votes
  • Voted generally for stopping tax avoidance or aggressive tax minimisation. votes
  • Voted generally for ending illegal logging. votes
  • Voted generally against protecting threatened forest and bushland habitats. votes
  • Voted generally for a Royal Commission into banking. votes
  • Voted generally against a review of parliamentary entitlements. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against the use of strong encryption technologies. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing parliamentary entitlements for current MPs and Senators. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing the foreign aid budget to 0.7% of Gross National Income. votes
  • Voted consistently for removing parallel import restrictions for books. votes
  • Voted generally against local community consultation on infrastructure projects. votes
  • Voted generally for maintaining or increasing CSIRO funding. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing funding for legal aid. votes
  • Voted consistently for buffer zones around abortion clinics. votes
  • Voted generally against 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 a mixture of for and against suspending the rules to allow a vote to happen (procedural). votes
  • Has never voted on high speed rail on the east coast. votes
  • Voted generally for federal action on public housing. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and 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
  • 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 generally against public transport. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing the price of tobacco. votes
  • Voted consistently for 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 a mixture of for and against protecting citizens' privacy. votes
  • Voted consistently against a same-sex marriage plebiscite. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing the initial tax rate for working holiday makers to 19%. votes
  • Voted consistently against an Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC). votes
  • Voted generally against increasing scrutiny of unions. votes
  • Voted generally for Preventative Detention Orders (PDOs). votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing the passenger movement charge ('PMC'). votes
  • Voted almost always 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 generally for increasing investment in the coal industry. votes
  • Voted generally for a Free Trade Agreement with China. votes
  • Voted consistently against banning all investment in cluster munitions. votes
  • Voted generally against changing the date of Australia Day. votes
  • Voted generally for doctor-initiated medical transfers for asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted consistently against getting rid of the Gold Travel Pass. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against 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 against the Coalition's Youth Jobs PaTH. votes
  • Voted consistently against the Coalition's new schools funding policy ("Gonski 2.0"). votes
  • Has never voted on technology neutral emission reduction targets. votes
  • Voted consistently against requiring every native title claimant to sign land use agreements. votes
  • Has never voted on giving approval for mining in the Liverpool Plains. votes
  • Has never voted on making sanitary items GST-free. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing access to medicinal cannabis products. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a Royal Commission into Violence and Abuse against People with Disability. votes
  • Voted consistently for criminalising "revenge porn". votes
  • Voted generally for closing the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against maintaining or increasing defence spending. votes
  • Voted generally for Adani's proposed Carmichael coal mine in the Galilee Basin. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against drug testing welfare recipients. votes
  • Voted generally against equal treatment for all couples. votes
  • Has never voted on refugee family reunification. votes
  • Voted consistently for a citizenship test. votes
  • Voted consistently against privatising government services. votes
  • Voted consistently against a review of our representatives' eligibility. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing federal government support for childcare. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against government action on animal & plant extinctions. votes
  • Voted almost always against turning back asylum boats when possible. votes
  • Voted consistently against civil celebrants having the right to refuse to marry same-sex couples. votes
  • Voted consistently for universal access to abortion services. votes
  • Voted consistently for expanding Medicare-funded dental care. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing the Newstart Allowance rate. votes
  • Voted consistently against an inquiry into the Iraq War. votes
  • Voted consistently for the Paris Climate Agreement. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing eligibility requirements for Australian citizenship. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against making more water from Murray-Darling Basin available to use. votes
  • Voted consistently against privatising the ABC. votes
  • Voted generally for targeting foreign interference in Australia. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing penalties for breach of data. votes
  • Voted generally for a declared area offence. votes
  • Voted consistently for legalising euthanasia. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against stopping former ministers from taking lobbying positions within five years. votes
  • Voted consistently for promoting multiculturalism. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing legal protections for LGBTI people. votes
  • Voted consistently against nuclear energy. votes
  • Voted consistently against prioritising religious freedom. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing political transparency. votes
  • Has never voted on a travel ban on people from certain countries. votes
  • Has never voted on MacMines' proposed China Stone coal mine in the Galilee Basin. votes
  • Voted consistently against a combined Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia. votes
  • Voted consistently against political interference in research funding. votes
  • Has never voted on protecting Australian sovereignty in trade agreements. votes
  • Voted almost always against pill testing. votes
  • Voted almost always against legalising pepper spray. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing government support for the dairy industry. votes
  • Has never voted on ending Governor-General allowances for serious misconduct. votes
  • Voted almost always for transgender rights. votes
  • Voted almost always against community right to say no to nuclear waste disposal sites. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against Australia's timber industry. votes
  • Has never voted on reducing personal income tax. votes
  • Voted consistently against for increasing the Youth Allowance rate. votes
  • Has never voted on Temporary Exclusion Orders. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against making the cashless debit card program voluntary. votes
  • Voted generally against banning new thermal coal mines. votes
  • Voted generally against reducing air pollution. votes
  • Voted consistently against an independent NDIS assessment process. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against investing in climate science. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against building community climate change resilience. votes
  • Voted almost always for offshore oil mining. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing funding for vocational education. votes
  • Voted almost always for increasing access to the JobKeeper Payment. votes
  • Voted almost always for assisting the Arts sector through the coronavirus pandemic. votes
  • Voted consistently against mandatory minimum sentences for certain offences. votes
  • Has never voted on paid parental leave equality for stay-at-home mums and dads. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing funding for public schools. votes
  • Has never voted on a Royal Commission into Robodebt. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing state and territory environmental approval powers. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing the cost of humanities degrees. votes
  • Voted almost always for the Murray Darling Basin Plan. votes
  • Voted consistently for assisting Australians trying to return from overseas. votes
  • Voted almost always for extending Jobkeeper Payment. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing protections for franchisees. votes
  • Voted consistently for an independent inquiry into Attorney-General Christian Porter. votes
  • Voted almost always for 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
  • Voted consistently for increasing support for the Australian film and TV industry. votes
  • Voted consistently for building dedicated quarantine facilities (COVID-19). votes
  • Voted consistently for treating the COVID vaccine rollout as a matter of urgency. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing workplace protections for women. votes
  • Has never voted on putting welfare payments onto cashless debit cards (or indue cards) on an ongoing basis. votes

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RSS feed Most recent appearances in parliament

Bills: Dental Benefits Amendment Bill 2021; Second Reading (24 Nov 2021)

“In August 2012 the Gillard Labor government introduced the Dental Health Reform Package to the Australian people. A key part of this package was the Child Dental Benefits Schedule, delivering means tested financial support for dental services for children between two and 17 years of age. Families that have children between two and 17 years old and receive benefits such as family tax benefit...”

Bills: Independent National Security Legislation Monitor Amendment Bill 2021; In Committee (24 Nov 2021)

“Labor will not be supporting Senator Patrick's amendment to the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor Amendment Bill 2021. It's very important that reports by the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor are considered and responded to by governments. Far too often, the current government has not responded to reports and recommendations by the monitor, either not in a...”

Adjournment: Workplace Relations (23 Nov 2021)

“I rise to speak up for fairness and equality, specifically in support of the fundamental notion that those who are doing the same job should be treated in the same way, especially when it comes to wages and conditions. This is a principle that many working people have fought and struggled in support of, for so many years. One would hope that in modern-day Australia this value of fairness and...”

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Numbers

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  • Has spoken in 71 debates in the last year — average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 2 comments on this Senator's speeches — above average amongst Senators.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 531 times in debates — above average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)

Register of Interests (What's this?)

Carol Brown's latest interest statementPDFLast updated: 27 Oct 2021