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Voting record (from They Vote For You)
How David Van voted on key issues since 2006:
- Voted very strongly against a carbon price. votes
- 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 moderately 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 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.
- Statements by Senators: COVID-19: Morrison Government (2 Sep 2021)
“This week we heard from the Labor Party—those opposite—that the Prime Minister only has two jobs, vaccine rollout and quarantine, and that he's failed at these. What a facile statement. Firstly, as early as November last year the Morrison government had already ordered 135 million doses of four different vaccines. While history showed they had some problems, no government has the...”
- Bills: Independent National Security Legislation Monitor Amendment Bill 2021; Second Reading (2 Sep 2021)
“I rise to speak on the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor Amendment Bill 2021. The Morrison government's commitment to ensuring the safety and security of all Australians has been clearly demonstrated in the past fortnight with the range of legislative measures that have been placed before us and have been through this place. In the years since 2001, Australia's national...”
- Adjournment: Afghanistan (1 Sep 2021)
“The fall of the Afghan government and the subsequent Taliban takeover have quite rightly sent shockwaves around the world. Largely, the public discourse is centred around a narrative that the Taliban takeover means that the last two decades have accomplished nothing. I rise tonight to say that I strongly disagree. What that narrative fails to see is that, over the last 20 years, generations...”
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- Has spoken in 52 debates in the last year — 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") 70 times in debates — well below average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)