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Chris Evans, former Senator

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  • Former Australian Labor Party Senator for WA
  • Became a Senator on 1 July 1993 — Federal election
  • Left Senate on 12 April 2013 — Resigned

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Chris Evans voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted a mixture of for and against same sex marriage. votes
  • Voted very strongly for tobacco plain packaging. votes
  • Voted strongly for a carbon price. votes
  • Voted strongly against increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Has never voted on government administered paid parental leave. votes
  • Voted strongly for increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
  • Voted moderately for the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. votes
  • Voted strongly against implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing competition in bulk wheat export. votes
  • Voted very strongly for recognising local government in the Constitution. votes
  • Voted very strongly against temporary protection visas. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing or removing the debt limit. votes
  • Voted very strongly for a minerals resource rent tax . votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted moderately for regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted moderately for increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Has never voted on restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted moderately against privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted very strongly for stem cell research. votes
  • Voted moderately against more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted moderately for decreasing the private health insurance rebate. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing the age pension. votes
  • Voted moderately for extending government benefits to same-sex couples. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing protection of Aboriginal heritage sites. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing availability of abortion drugs. votes
  • Has never voted on live animal exports. votes
  • Has never voted on carbon farming. votes
  • Voted strongly for the Intervention in the Northern Territory. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing beef import standards. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted very strongly for encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against uranium export. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing surveillance powers. votes
  • Voted moderately for increasing consumer protections. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing public access to government data. votes
  • Has never voted on an NBN (using fibre to the premises). votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against offshore processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing freedom of political communication. votes

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Most recent appearances in parliament

Parliamentary Representation: Valedictory (21 Mar 2013)

“Yes, I could have dyed it.”

Parliamentary Representation: Valedictory (21 Mar 2013)

“by leave—As you are aware, I announced when I resigned from the ministry that I would leave the Senate fairly shortly after that. As this will be my last day in the parliament—I will resign in the next few weeks—and this is my last day in the Senate, I thought I might take the opportunity to make a few remarks. I have never been one for valedictories. I have always called...”

Parliamentary Representation: Valedictory (21 Mar 2013)

“Or, like some of my colleagues, maybe wear a bit of make-up when they do their interviews. Anyway, I won't go there. I just wanted to firstly make the very strong point of what an enormous privilege it has been to serve in the Senate, and the tremendous opportunities that have been afforded me as a migrant to this country—as the son of a temporary migrant worker who settled in this...”

More of Chris Evans's recent appearances

Numbers

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  • Has spoken in 88 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 6 comments on this Senator's speeches — well above average amongst Senators.
  • 18 people are tracking whenever this Senator speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 1362 times in debates — well above average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)