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Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Dean Smith voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted generally against same-sex marriage equality. votes
  • Voted consistently for tobacco plain packaging. votes
  • Voted consistently against a carbon price. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
  • Voted consistently against the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. votes
  • Voted almost always against implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted consistently against recognising local government in the Constitution. votes
  • Voted consistently for temporary protection visas. votes
  • Voted almost always for voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing or removing the Government debt limit. votes
  • Voted consistently against a minerals resource rent tax . votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted consistently for regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted almost always for unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Voted consistently against restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted consistently for privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted consistently against more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted consistently against decreasing the private health insurance rebate. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing protection of Aboriginal heritage sites. votes
  • Voted consistently for live animal export. votes
  • Voted consistently for decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Voted consistently against re-approving/ re-registering agvet chemicals. votes
  • Voted consistently 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 consistently against increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted almost always against encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted consistently for uranium export. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing surveillance powers. votes
  • Voted almost always against increasing consumer protections. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing access under Freedom of Information law. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a federal inquiry into Queensland government administration. votes
  • Voted consistently for offshore processing for people seeking asylum in Australia. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing freedom of political communication. votes
  • Voted generally for storing all citizens' telecommunications data for access by government agencies. votes
  • Voted generally against requiring a warrant to access citizens’ telecommunications records. votes
  • Voted almost always for decreasing ABC and SBS funding. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against tighter means testing of family payments . votes
  • Voted generally for deregulating undergraduate university fees. votes
  • Voted almost always against increasing accessibility of government data and documents. votes
  • Voted consistently against removing children from immigration detention. votes
  • Voted consistently for funding the national school chaplaincy program. votes
  • Voted consistently against landholders' right to say no to mining and gas exploration. votes
  • Voted consistently against building Australia’s new submarine fleet in South Australia. votes
  • Voted consistently for giving apprentices access to a $20,000 loan. votes
  • Voted consistently against protecting whales within Australian waters. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing the diversity of media ownership. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing support for community radio and TV. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing indexation of HECS-HELP debts. votes
  • Voted consistently for charging postgraduate research students fees. votes
  • Voted almost always against decreasing the gender pay gap. votes
  • Voted consistently against greater public scrutiny of the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing transparency of the China-Australia relationship. votes
  • Voted consistently for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement. votes
  • Voted consistently against requiring Parliamentary approval of military deployments. votes
  • Voted consistently against treating government action on climate change as a matter of urgency. votes
  • Voted almost always against increasing transparency of big business by making information public. votes
  • Has never voted on making Australians working overseas repay their student debts. votes
  • Voted generally against letting environmental groups challenge the legality of certain government decisions. votes
  • Voted consistently for revoking citizenship of dual nationals involved with terrorism offences by the minister. votes
  • Voted consistently against restricting donations to political parties. votes
  • Voted consistently against creating a federal Anti-Corruption Commission. votes
  • Voted consistently against using natural resource wealth for the benefit of all Australians. votes
  • Voted consistently for Senate electoral reform. votes
  • Voted consistently against protecting whistleblowers. votes
  • Voted almost always against a fast transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. votes
  • Voted almost always against stopping tax avoidance or aggressive tax minimisation. votes
  • Voted consistently against ending illegal logging. votes
  • Voted consistently against protecting threatened forest and bushland habitats. votes
  • Voted consistently against a Royal Commission into banking. votes
  • Voted consistently against the use of strong encryption technologies. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing parliamentary entitlements for current MPs and Senators. votes
  • Voted almost always against increasing the foreign aid budget to 0.7% of Gross National Income. votes
  • Voted consistently against local community consultation on infrastructure projects. votes
  • Voted consistently against maintaining or increasing CSIRO funding. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing funding for legal aid. votes
  • Has never voted on buffer zones around abortion clinics. votes
  • Voted consistently for putting welfare payments onto cashless debit cards (or indue cards) on a temporary basis as a trial. votes
  • Voted generally for a publicly accessible foreign ownership register for agricultural land. votes
  • Voted generally for speeding things along in Parliament (procedural). votes
  • Voted generally against suspending the rules to allow a vote to happen (procedural). votes
  • Voted consistently against federal action on public housing. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing housing affordability. votes
  • Voted consistently against ending immigration detention on Nauru. votes
  • Voted consistently for imprisoning immigration detention workers who record or reveal information from their work. votes
  • Voted consistently against putting a time limit on immigration detention. votes
  • Voted consistently against ending immigration detention on Manus Island. votes
  • Voted consistently against protecting the Great Barrier Reef. votes
  • Voted almost always against public transport. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing the price of tobacco. votes
  • Voted consistently against a national redress scheme for institutional abuse survivors. votes
  • Voted generally against strengthening gun control laws. votes
  • Voted consistently against the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). votes
  • Voted consistently against protecting citizens' privacy. votes
  • Has never voted on a same-sex marriage plebiscite. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing the initial tax rate for working holiday makers to 19%. votes
  • Voted consistently for an Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC). votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing scrutiny of unions. votes
  • Voted consistently for Preventative Detention Orders (PDOs). votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing the passenger movement charge ('PMC'). votes
  • Voted consistently against more scrutiny of the Australian Defence Force. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing the initial tax rate for working holiday makers to 15%. votes
  • Voted consistently for Continuing Detention Orders (CDOs). votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing investment in the coal industry. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a Free Trade Agreement with China. votes
  • Voted consistently against banning all investment in cluster munitions. votes
  • Voted consistently against changing the date of Australia Day. votes
  • Voted almost always against doctor-initiated medical transfers for asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted consistently against getting rid of the Gold Travel Pass. votes
  • Voted consistently for changing the wording of section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act. votes
  • Voted consistently for getting rid of Sunday and public holiday penalty rates. votes
  • Has never voted on reducing the corporate tax rate. votes
  • Voted consistently for the Coalition's Youth Jobs PaTH. votes
  • Voted consistently for the Coalition's new schools funding policy ("Gonski 2.0"). votes
  • Voted consistently for technology neutral emission reduction targets. votes
  • Voted consistently against requiring every native title claimant to sign land use agreements. votes
  • Voted generally for giving approval for mining in the Liverpool Plains. votes
  • Voted consistently against making sanitary items GST-free. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing access to medicinal cannabis products. votes
  • Voted consistently against a Royal Commission into Violence and Abuse against People with Disability. votes
  • Voted consistently against criminalising "revenge porn". votes
  • Voted generally against closing the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. votes
  • Voted consistently for maintaining or increasing defence spending. votes
  • Voted almost always for Adani's proposed Carmichael coal mine in the Galilee Basin. votes
  • Voted consistently for drug testing welfare recipients. votes
  • Voted consistently against refugee family reunification. votes
  • Voted consistently for privatising government services. votes
  • Voted consistently against a review of our representatives' eligibility. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing federal government support for childcare. votes
  • Voted consistently against government action on animal & plant extinctions. votes
  • Voted consistently for turning back asylum boats when possible. votes
  • Voted consistently against civil celebrants having the right to refuse to marry same-sex couples. votes
  • Voted consistently against universal access to abortion services. votes
  • Voted almost always against expanding Medicare-funded dental care. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing the Newstart Allowance rate. votes
  • Voted almost always against an inquiry into the Iraq War. votes
  • Voted generally against the Paris Climate Agreement. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing eligibility requirements for Australian citizenship. votes
  • Voted consistently for making more water from Murray-Darling Basin available to use. votes
  • Voted consistently for privatising the ABC. votes
  • Voted almost always for targeting foreign interference in Australia. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing penalties for breach of data. votes
  • Voted consistently for a declared area offence. votes
  • Voted consistently against legalising euthanasia. votes
  • Voted consistently against stopping former ministers from taking lobbying positions within five years. votes
  • Voted generally for promoting multiculturalism. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing legal protections for LGBTI people. votes
  • Voted generally for nuclear energy. votes
  • Voted consistently for prioritising religious freedom. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing political transparency. votes
  • Voted consistently against a travel ban on people from certain countries. votes
  • Voted consistently for MacMines' proposed China Stone coal mine in the Galilee Basin. votes
  • Voted consistently for a combined Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia. votes
  • Voted generally for political interference in research funding. votes
  • Voted consistently against protecting Australian sovereignty in trade agreements. votes
  • Voted almost always against pill testing. votes
  • Voted almost always against legalising pepper spray. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing government support for the dairy industry. votes
  • Voted consistently against ending Governor-General allowances for serious misconduct. votes
  • Voted generally for transgender rights. votes
  • Voted consistently against community right to say no to nuclear waste disposal sites. votes
  • Voted consistently for Australia's timber industry. votes
  • Voted consistently for reducing personal income tax. votes
  • Voted consistently against for increasing the Youth Allowance rate. votes
  • Voted consistently for Temporary Exclusion Orders. votes
  • Voted consistently against making the cashless debit card program voluntary. votes
  • Voted almost always against banning new thermal coal mines. votes
  • Voted generally against reducing air pollution. votes
  • Voted consistently for an independent NDIS assessment process. votes
  • Has never voted on investing in climate science. votes
  • Voted consistently against building community climate change resilience. votes
  • Voted almost always for offshore oil mining. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing funding for vocational education. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing access to the JobKeeper Payment. votes
  • Voted consistently against assisting the Arts sector through the coronavirus pandemic. votes
  • Voted consistently for mandatory minimum sentences for certain offences. votes
  • Voted consistently against paid parental leave equality for stay-at-home mums and dads. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing funding for public schools. votes
  • Voted consistently against a Royal Commission into Robodebt. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing state and territory environmental approval powers. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing the cost of humanities degrees. votes
  • Voted consistently for the Murray Darling Basin Plan. votes
  • Voted consistently against assisting Australians trying to return from overseas. votes
  • Voted consistently against extending Jobkeeper Payment. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing protections for franchisees. votes
  • Voted consistently against an independent inquiry into Attorney-General Christian Porter. votes
  • Voted consistently against a constitutionally enshrined First Nations Voice in parliament. votes
  • Voted generally for implementing the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing support for the Australian film and TV industry. votes
  • Voted consistently against building dedicated quarantine facilities (COVID-19). votes
  • Voted consistently against treating the COVID vaccine rollout as a matter of urgency. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing workplace protections for women. votes
  • Voted consistently for putting welfare payments onto cashless debit cards (or indue cards) on an ongoing basis. votes

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RSS feed Most recent appearances in parliament

Business: Leave Of Absence (30 Nov 2021)

“by leave—I move: That leave of absence be granted to Senator Henderson for today, for personal reasons. Question agreed to.”

Questions without Notice: Take Note of Answers: COVID-19: Quarantine (30 Nov 2021)

“Deputy President, with all due respect, it's difficult to talk about quarantine without talking about vaccination rates.”

Statements: Bruce Rock Remembrance Park (25 Nov 2021)

“It's our constant duty as Australians to remember and honour our Anzac heroes who fought for, and secured, the freedoms and way of life we enjoy today in Australia. Physical monuments remain one of the best ways for us to ensure that their brave sacrifice is not forgotten by communities across our country. In the spirit of this, today I'd like to recognise in this place the newly opened...”

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  • Has spoken in 104 debates in the last year — above average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 5 comments on this Senator's speeches — well above average amongst Senators.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 455 times in debates — above average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)

Register of Interests (What's this?)

Dean Smith's latest interest statementPDFLast updated: 9 Aug 2021