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  • Australian Labor Party Senator for SA
  • Shadow Minister for Justice (Senate) (since 21 Aug 2018)
    Shadow Minister for National Security (Senate) (since 21 Aug 2018)
    Shadow Attorney-General (Senate) (since 21 Aug 2018)
    Shadow Minister for Finance (Senate) (since 6 Dec 2017)
    Shadow Minister for Defence Personnel (Senate) (since 6 Dec 2017)
    Shadow Minister for Veterans' Affairs (Senate) (since 6 Dec 2017)
    Shadow Minister for Sport (since 6 Dec 2017)
    Shadow Special Minister of State (since 6 Dec 2017)
    Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (since 6 Dec 2017)
  • Became a Senator on 1 July 2008 — Federal election
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Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Don Farrell voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted strongly against same sex marriage. votes
  • Voted moderately for tobacco plain packaging. votes
  • Voted strongly for a carbon price. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted very strongly against government administered paid parental leave. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
  • Voted moderately for the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Has never voted on recognising local government in the Constitution. votes
  • Voted very strongly against temporary protection visas. votes
  • Voted moderately against voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted moderately 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 moderately for regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted moderately for unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Voted very strongly against restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted moderately for 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 strongly 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 the age pension. votes
  • Voted very strongly against extending government benefits to same-sex couples. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing protection of Aboriginal heritage sites. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against live animal exports. votes
  • Voted moderately for carbon farming. votes
  • Voted moderately for decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against re-approving/ re-registering agvet chemicals. votes
  • Voted moderately for the Intervention in the Northern Territory. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing funding for road infrastructure. votes
  • Voted strongly against increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing beef import standards. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted very strongly for encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted moderately for uranium export. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing surveillance powers. votes
  • Voted moderately for increasing consumer protections. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing public access to government data. votes
  • Voted very strongly for an NBN (using fibre to the premises). votes
  • Voted moderately for offshore processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and 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

Regulations and Determinations: Parliamentary Business Resources Amendment (2019 Measures No. 1) Regulations 2019; Disallowance (3 Apr 2019)

“I move: That item 4 of the Parliamentary Business Resources Amendment (2019 Measures No. 1) Regulations 2019, made under the Parliamentary Business Resources Act 2017, be disallowed [F2019L00177].”

Condolences: McIntosh, Mr Gordon Douglas (2 Apr 2019)

“I rise on behalf of the opposition to express our condolences following the passing of Gordon Douglas McIntosh, former Labor senator, at the age of 93. At the outset, I convey the opposition's most sincere sympathy to his family and friends. Gordon McIntosh was a Scottish metalworker who made his way to the Australian Senate. Migrating to Australia, like so many others in the postwar period,...”

Condolences: Herron, Hon. Dr John Joseph, AO (2 Apr 2019)

“I rise on behalf of the opposition to express our condolences following the passing of the Hon. Dr John Herron AO, former senator and minister, at the age of 86 years. As I begin, I wish to convey the opposition's sympathy to his family and his friends, particularly those present in the Senate today. John Herron served our nation at home and abroad. He was described by the Prime Minister he...”

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  • Has spoken in 47 debates in the last year — below average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 4 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") 363 times in debates — above average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)