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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 strongly against decreasing ABC and SBS funding. votes

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RSS feed Most recent appearances in parliament

Adjournment: South Australia: Illicit Drugs (4 Dec 2018)

“Yes, I'll just finish, thank you. I notice you interrupted when I was talking about 'fumbling of the numbers' for Peter Dutton.”

Adjournment: South Australia: Illicit Drugs (4 Dec 2018)

“I don't know whether that was intentional. Unlike Tony Pasin, Clare Scriven has gone on to bat for the people of the south-east.”

Adjournment: South Australia: Illicit Drugs (4 Dec 2018)

“I'd like to inform the Senate tonight of a situation in my home state of South Australia, which was raised with me by my very diligent and hardworking Labor colleague Clare Scriven MLC. Clare is, in fact, my counterpart in the South Australian parliament. She is the Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council, the state's upper house. She's raised with me a very serious issue...”

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Numbers

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  • Has spoken in 67 debates in the last year — average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 4 comments on this Senator's speeches — above average amongst Senators.
  • 17 people are tracking whenever this Senator speaks — email me whenever Don Farrell speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 357 times in debates — average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)