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Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Eric Abetz voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted moderately against same sex marriage. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against tobacco plain packaging. votes
  • Voted very strongly against a carbon price. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted moderately for government administered paid parental leave. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
  • Voted strongly against the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. votes
  • Voted moderately against implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted moderately for increasing competition in bulk wheat export. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against recognising local government in the Constitution. votes
  • Voted strongly for temporary protection visas. votes
  • Voted moderately for voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing or removing the debt limit. votes
  • Voted moderately against a minerals resource rent tax . votes
  • Voted moderately 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 moderately against restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted strongly against increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted very strongly for privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted very strongly against stem cell research. votes
  • Voted moderately against more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted moderately against 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 strongly against increasing protection of Aboriginal heritage sites. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing availability of abortion drugs. votes
  • Voted moderately for live animal exports. votes
  • Voted very strongly against carbon farming. votes
  • Voted moderately for decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Has never voted on re-approving/ re-registering agvet chemicals. votes
  • Voted moderately for the Intervention in the Northern Territory. votes
  • Voted very strongly for an emissions reduction fund. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing funding for road infrastructure. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Voted strongly for increasing beef import standards. votes
  • Voted strongly against increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted moderately against encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted strongly for uranium export. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing surveillance powers. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing consumer protections. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing public access to government data. votes
  • Voted very strongly against an NBN (using fibre to the premises). votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a federal inquiry into Queensland government administration. 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 for decreasing ABC and SBS funding. votes

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RSS feed Most recent appearances in parliament

Bills: Telecommunications Amendment (Repairing Assistance and Access) Bill 2019; Second Reading (10 Feb 2020)

“Thank you for the protection, Mr Acting Deputy President. Today we have a tawdry attempt by Senator Keneally to amend the legislation when there are two separate inquiries underway to consider the functioning of this legislation. Also, the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security specifically asked for an extension of the inquiry to consider it more and in further detail....”

Bills: Telecommunications Amendment (Repairing Assistance and Access) Bill 2019; Second Reading (10 Feb 2020)

“I am more than happy to withdraw 'two-faced' if it offends the honourable senator. I withdraw it. With respect, I think you are right; it does not offend on the basis of previous rulings. But for the good governance of the chamber, I'm more than willing to keep Senator Keneally's blood pressure lower by withdrawing that comment. But suffice to say, the evidence does stand. These are the...”

Bills: Telecommunications Amendment (Repairing Assistance and Access) Bill 2019; Second Reading (10 Feb 2020)

“Labor's ill-considered private member's bill, the Telecommunications Amendment (Repairing Assistance and Access) Bill 2019, is indicative of an opposition willing to play politics, and destructively so, with Australia's national security. It highlights why Labor is not fit to govern. It exposes the Labor leadership's manic determination to play partisan politics with any issue—even the...”

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  • Has spoken in 25 debates in the last year — well below average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 30 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") 1723 times in debates — well above average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)