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Chris Ellison, former Senator

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  • Former Liberal Party Senator for WA
  • Became a Senator on 1 July 1993 — Federal election
  • Left Senate on 30 January 2009 — Resigned

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Chris Ellison voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted a mixture of for and against same sex marriage. votes
  • Voted strongly against increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Has never voted on government administered paid parental leave. votes
  • Voted very strongly against the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. votes
  • Has never voted on implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing competition in bulk wheat export. votes
  • Voted very strongly against recognising local government in the Constitution. votes
  • Voted strongly for voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted very strongly against restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted very strongly for privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted very strongly against stem cell research. votes
  • Voted very strongly for more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted strongly against decreasing the private health insurance rebate. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing the age pension. votes
  • Voted very strongly against extending government benefits to same-sex couples. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing protection of Aboriginal heritage sites. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing availability of abortion drugs. votes
  • Has never voted on the Intervention in the Northern Territory. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Has never voted on encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted very strongly for uranium export. votes
  • Voted strongly for increasing surveillance powers. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing consumer protections. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing freedom of political communication. votes

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Most recent appearances in parliament

Valedictory: (3 Dec 2008)

“Thank you, Madam Acting Deputy President. Listening tonight to the comments of other senators, I do not think this valedictory is about me at all; it is about someone else, some mythical person, definitely not me. But I thank you for your very kind comments. Looking at the time that has been taken, as a former manager of business—and Senator Ludwig will know what I am talking...”

Documents: Register of Senate Senior Executive Officers’ Interests (3 Dec 2008)

“I present the register of Senate senior executive officers’ interests, incorporating notifications of alterations of interests of senior executive officers lodged between 24 September and 1 December 2008.”

Auditor-General’S Reports: (3 Dec 2008)

“In accordance with the provisions of the Auditor-General Act 1997, I present a report by KPMG on the Australian National Audit Office: Human resource management: Performance audit.”

More of Chris Ellison's recent appearances

Numbers

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  • Has spoken in 62 debates in the last year — above average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 0 comments on this Senator's speeches — well above average amongst Senators.
  • 0 people are tracking whenever this Senator speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 312 times in debates — well above average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)