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  • Independent Senator for Victoria
  • Changed party from Liberal Party on 19 Jun 2023
  • Became a Senator on 1 July 2019 — Federal election
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Questions without Notice: Biosecurity (27 Feb 2024)

“Thank you, Minister. In last year's budget the government committed to assessing and determining the compatibility of a container levy on entities responsible for biosecurity risks with Australia's obligations under the World Trade Organization. Could the minister offer an update on the progress of this investigation? When is completion of this assessment expected?”

Questions without Notice: Biosecurity (27 Feb 2024)

“Thank you, Minister, for that answer. I do agree that biosecurity is incredibly important. Recommendation 35 from Dr Wendy Craik's report Priorities for Australia's biosecurity system calls for an industry stocktake of national biosecurity system investment and for the results to be made public. Can the minister justify the new levy without having conducted a formal stocktake of the...”

Questions without Notice: Biosecurity (27 Feb 2024)

“I direct my question to the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Senator Watt. Considering the current cost-of-living crisis affecting Australians, can the minister explain the rationale behind the government's reasoning for introducing a food tax via the biosecurity levy, which is set to commence on 1 July, and how does the government anticipate this measure will align with the...”

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  • Has spoken in 48 debates in the last year — well 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") 141 times in debates — below average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)

Register of Interests (What's this?)

David Van's latest interest statementPDFLast updated: 6 Apr 2023