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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

Bills: Social Services Legislation Amendment (Ending the Poverty Trap) Bill 2018; Second Reading (22 Jul 2019)

“I'm delighted to rise this morning just to make some brief remarks on what is the private senator's bill moved by Senator Siewert on behalf of the Australian Greens. I'd like to restrict my comments to three themes. The first is a very interesting point that Senator Askew made in her contribution. I'm surprised that Senator Waters hasn't yet tackled what I thought was a very substantive issue...”

Committees: Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security; Meeting (4 Jul 2019)

“by leave—I move: That the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security be authorised to hold a private meeting otherwise than in accordance with standing order 33(1) during the sitting of the Senate today, from midday. Question agreed to.”

Committees: Selection of Bills Committee; Report (4 Jul 2019)

“I present the second report for 2019 of the Selection of Bills Committee and seek leave to have the report incorporated in Hansard. Leave granted. The report read as follows— Selection of Bills Committee Report no. 2 of 2019 1. The committee met in private session on Wednesday, 3 July 2019 at 7.33 pm. 2. The committee recommends that— (a) contingent on restoration, the...”

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  • Has spoken in 76 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") 387 times in debates — above average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)