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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 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 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 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
  • Has never voted on 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: Closing the Gap; Consideration (14 Feb 2019)

“I am also pleased to be able to stand up this afternoon and make a contribution to the Closing the Gap statement that was made by the Prime Minister today, but also, importantly, to acknowledge the contribution most particularly of Senator Scullion, Senator Dodson and Senator McCarthy. As a Western Australian senator, I am someone who is greatly interested in tackling inequity wherever I see...”

Committees: Report (14 Feb 2019)

“( I present: (a) all remaining reports and documents as listed at item 15 on today's Order of Business standing in the name of government senators, (b) two additional reports and (c), on behalf of the minister, two government responses. I move: That the Senate take note of reports. I seek leave continue my remarks later. Leave granted; debate adjourned.”

Committees: Public Accounts and Audit Committee; Report (14 Feb 2019)

“On behalf of the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit, I present two reports of the committee, as listed at item 14 on today's Order of Business, as well as the executive minutes and responses to various reports. I move: That the Senate take note of the reports. I present two reports from the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit. The first is entitled Report 475: Defence First...”

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  • Has spoken in 85 debates in the last year — above average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 5 comments on this Senator's speeches — above average amongst Senators.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 384 times in debates — above average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)