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  • Australian Labor Party Senator for NSW
  • Former Australian Labor Party Representative for Robertson
  • Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Education and Development (Senate) (since 18 Feb 2019)
    Manager of Opposition Business in the Senate (since 18 Feb 2019)
    Shadow Minister for Education and Training (Senate) (since 18 Feb 2019)
    Shadow Minister Assisting for Small Business (Senate) (since 21 Aug 2018)
    Shadow Minister for Consumer Affairs (Senate) (since 21 Aug 2018)
    Shadow Minister for Financial Services (Senate) (since 21 Aug 2018)
    Shadow Assistant Minister for Mental Health (since 6 Dec 2017)
    Shadow Minister for Ageing and Mental Health (Mental Health) (since 6 Dec 2017)
    Shadow Minister for Communications (Senate) (since 6 Dec 2017)
    Shadow Assistant Minister for Innovation (since 6 Dec 2017)
  • Entered the Senate on 13 November 2013 — unknown
  • Previously Representative for Robertson until 7 September 2013 — unknown
  • Entered House of Representatives on 21 August 2010 — Federal election
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Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Deborah O'Neill voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted a mixture of for and against same sex marriage. votes
  • Voted moderately for tobacco plain packaging. votes
  • Voted moderately for a carbon price. votes
  • Voted moderately for increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted very strongly against government administered paid parental leave. votes
  • Voted strongly for increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
  • Voted moderately for implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing competition in bulk wheat export. votes
  • Voted very strongly for recognising local government in the Constitution. votes
  • Voted very strongly against temporary protection visas. votes
  • Voted very strongly against voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing or removing the debt limit. votes
  • Voted very strongly for a minerals resource rent tax . votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted strongly for regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted moderately for increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted very strongly for unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Voted very strongly against restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted very strongly for privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted moderately against more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted very strongly for decreasing the private health insurance rebate. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing protection of Aboriginal heritage sites. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against live animal exports. votes
  • Voted very strongly for carbon farming. votes
  • Voted moderately for decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Voted strongly for re-approving/ re-registering agvet chemicals. votes
  • Voted very strongly against an emissions reduction fund. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing funding for road infrastructure. votes
  • Voted strongly against increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Voted moderately for increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted moderately against encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted very strongly for uranium export. votes
  • Voted strongly for increasing surveillance powers. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing consumer protections. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing public access to government data. votes
  • Voted very strongly for an NBN (using fibre to the premises). votes
  • Voted very strongly for 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 moderately against decreasing ABC and SBS funding. votes

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RSS feed Most recent appearances in parliament

Adjournment: Storer, Senator Tim (3 Apr 2019)

“I would like to take the opportunity to note that that was perhaps the last contribution that we might hear in this place from Senator Storer. I know it's just a little over a year that you've been in this place, Senator Storer, and perhaps you haven't grabbed as many headlines as other people who sit down at the end of the chamber. However, while I wish you had voted with the Labor Party on...”

Adjournment: Federal Election (3 Apr 2019)

“I think it is a shame that at this time of the evening we're subjected to this tirade from Senator McGrath. He's making all sorts of allegations in an outrageous way. I think he should withdraw the allegations he has put.”

Adjournment: Federal Election (3 Apr 2019)

“I agree that it really wasn't worth listening to, but I believe the senator accused somebody of being corrupt.”

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Numbers

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  • Has spoken in 102 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Representatives.
  • Has spoken in 82 debates in the last year — above average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 0 comments on this Representative's speeches — below average amongst Representatives.
  • People have made 2 comments on this Senator's speeches — average amongst Senators.
  • This Representative's speeches are understandable to an average 18–19 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 211 times in debates — below average amongst Representatives. (Why is this here?)
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 381 times in debates — above average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)