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Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Dean Smith voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted moderately against same sex marriage. votes
  • Voted very strongly for tobacco plain packaging. votes
  • 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 very strongly against the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. votes
  • Voted strongly against implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted very strongly against recognising local government in the Constitution. votes
  • Voted very strongly for temporary protection visas. votes
  • Voted strongly for voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted moderately for increasing or removing the debt limit. votes
  • Voted very strongly against a minerals resource rent tax . 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 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 for privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted very strongly against more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted very strongly against decreasing the private health insurance rebate. 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 re-approving/ re-registering agvet chemicals. votes
  • Voted very strongly for the Intervention in the Northern Territory. votes
  • Has never voted on an emissions reduction fund. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing funding for road infrastructure. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted strongly against encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted very strongly for uranium export. votes
  • Voted moderately for increasing surveillance powers. votes
  • Voted strongly against increasing consumer protections. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing public access to government data. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a federal inquiry into Queensland government administration. votes
  • Voted very strongly for offshore processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing freedom of political communication. votes
  • Voted strongly for decreasing ABC and SBS funding. votes

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RSS feed Most recent appearances in parliament

Documents: Police (18 Jun 2020)

“With your indulgence, Mr President, I'd like to add my name to Senator Canavan's motion, as the son of a policeman, and others might like to as well.”

Committees: Selection of Bills Committee; Report (18 Jun 2020)

“I present the sixth report of 2020 of the Selection of Bills Committee, and I seek leave to have the report incorporated into Hansard. Leave granted. The report read as follows SELECTION OF BILLS COMMITTEE REPORT NO. 6 OF 2020 1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 17 June 2020 at 7.24 pm. 2. The committee recommends that— (a) the Aged Care Legislation Amendment...”

Adjournment: Western Australia: Environment (17 Jun 2020)

“Last night, in the adjournment debate, I was telling a compelling story about how the Western Australian Labor environment minister, Stephen Dawson, is the latest soft target for environmental alarmism in my home state of Western Australia. I'd like to continue that sorry tale. In November 2017, approximately nine months after appearing before the committee, Professor Black and former...”

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  • Has spoken in 112 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 5 comments on this Senator's speeches — well above average amongst Senators.
  • 4 people are tracking whenever this Senator speaks — email me whenever Dean Smith speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 431 times in debates — above average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)