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Dana Wortley, former Senator

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  • Former Australian Labor Party Senator for SA
  • Became a Senator on 1 July 2005 — Federal election
  • Left Senate on 30 June 2011 — unknown

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Dana Wortley voted on key issues since 2006:

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

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Most recent appearances in parliament

Parliamentary Representation: Valedictories (22 Jun 2011)

“For the past six years I have had the honour of being a senator for South Australia. It is in this context that I have been reflecting on the things that make my home state so special. Flying into Adelaide on a 737 on a Thursday or Friday night after a parliamentary sitting week, with the lights of Adelaide below, really is a wonderful sight. Tonight I want to speak briefly about some of what...”

Adjournment: South Australia (22 Jun 2011)

“For the past six years I have had the honour of being a senator for South Australia. It is in this context that I have been reflecting on the things that make my home state so special. Flying into Adelaide on a 737 on a Thursday or Friday night after a parliamentary sitting week, with the lights of Adelaide below, really is a wonderful sight. Tonight I want to speak briefly about some of what...”

Matters of Public Interest: Building the Education Revolution Program (22 Jun 2011)

“I want to put on record today as a matter of public interest the following statement on the federal government's Building the Education Revolution initiatives: News of the funding through Building the Education Revolution was like "winning the lottery" for thousands of Australian schools. The money was something school principals and teachers could only dream about. It was a dream come true.”

More of Dana Wortley's recent appearances

Numbers

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  • Has spoken in 0 debates in the last year — well below average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 0 comments on this Senator's speeches — below average amongst Senators.
  • 6 people are tracking whenever this Senator speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 179 times in debates — below average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)