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Voting record (from They Vote For You)
How David Van voted on key issues since 2006:
- 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 the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. votes
- Voted very strongly against implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
- Voted very strongly against increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
- Voted very strongly for regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
- Voted very strongly against increasing marine conservation. votes
- Voted very strongly for unconventional gas mining. votes
- Voted very strongly against restricting foreign ownership. votes
- Voted very strongly against increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
- Voted very strongly against more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
- Voted moderately against increasing funding for university education. votes
- Voted very strongly against increasing protection of Aboriginal heritage sites. votes
- Voted very strongly for live animal exports. votes
- Voted very strongly for decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
- Voted very strongly against increasing funding for road infrastructure. votes
- Has never voted on increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
- Voted very strongly against encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
- Voted very strongly for increasing surveillance powers. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against increasing consumer protections. votes
- Voted very strongly for offshore processing of asylum seekers. votes
- Voted very strongly for decreasing ABC and SBS funding. votes
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- Never rebels against their party in this parliament.
- Motions: COVID-19: Income Support Payments (12 Nov 2020)
“I thank Senator Gallagher for bringing forward this motion. It gives us the opportunity on this side to highlight exactly what we have been doing during this pandemic, because it's clear those on the other side don't pay attention to anything that we do. I think that's quite selective on their part, as are the selective quotes that Senator Gallagher has used in her motion; she grabs a few...”
- Motions: Victoria: COVID-19 (11 Nov 2020)
“I move: That the Senate— (a) congratulates the people of Victoria for their achievement in overcoming the second wave; (b) commends the people of Victoria for the sacrifices they have made in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic; (c) notes the people of Victoria have succeeded in stopping the spread of COVID-19 despite the hardship it has entailed; (d) further notes that: (i)...”
- Questions without Notice: Covid-19 (10 Nov 2020)
“With the welcome news overnight of promising results being reported from vaccine trials across the world, how well positioned is Australia to roll out a vaccine and provide enough doses to keep Australians safe?”
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- Has spoken in 36 debates in the last year — below average amongst Senators.
- People have made 0 comments on this Senator's speeches — average amongst Senators.
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- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 36 times in debates — well below average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)