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Gary Humphries, former Senator

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  • Former Liberal Party Senator for ACT
  • Became a Senator on 18 February 2003 — unknown
  • Left Senate on 6 September 2013 — retired

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Gary Humphries voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted moderately against same sex marriage. votes
  • Voted very strongly against tobacco plain packaging. votes
  • Voted very strongly against a carbon price. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted strongly for government administered paid parental leave. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
  • Voted moderately 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 strongly for recognising local government in the Constitution. votes
  • Voted very strongly for temporary protection visas. votes
  • Voted very strongly for voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing or removing the debt limit. votes
  • Voted very strongly against a minerals resource rent tax . votes
  • Voted strongly against increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted moderately for regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted moderately for unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Voted moderately for restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted moderately for privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted very strongly against stem cell research. votes
  • Voted moderately for more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Voted strongly against increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted very strongly 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 moderately 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 very strongly against re-approving/ re-registering agvet chemicals. votes
  • Voted moderately for the Intervention in the Northern Territory. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing funding for road infrastructure. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing beef import standards. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted very strongly for encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted strongly for uranium export. votes
  • Voted moderately for increasing surveillance powers. votes
  • Voted strongly against increasing consumer protections. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing public access to government data. votes
  • Voted very strongly against an NBN (using fibre to the premises). votes
  • Has never voted on offshore processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing freedom of political communication. votes
  • Voted very strongly for decreasing ABC and SBS funding. votes

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Most recent appearances in parliament

Bills: Crimes Legislation Amendment (Law Enforcement Integrity, Vulnerable Witness Protection and Other Measures) Bill 2013; Second Reading (27 Jun 2013)

“I can only pick up on the comments made just a moment ago by Senator Boyce about the unsatisfactory nature of this process. Once again we have had significant legislation presented to the Senate with an extraordinary degree of haste and a level of abuse of due process such that one has to wonder whether, at the end of the day, we as a parliament and, in particular, the Senate as a house of...”

Questions without Notice: Carbon Pricing (27 Jun 2013)

“Mr President, I ask a further supplementary question. Given Mr Rudd was arguing against implementing a carbon tax at the time of his original knifing as Prime Minister, can the minister tell the Senate whether Mr Rudd now backs Labor's current carbon tax and how the Australian people can have any confidence in what he will do with respect to the carbon tax in the future?”

Questions without Notice: Carbon Pricing (27 Jun 2013)

“I thank the minister and I ask a supplementary question. Is it still the intention of the government to allow a carbon tax hike of five per cent next week despite the absence of a binding global agreement, not a bilateral agreement, which Mr Rudd had previously set as a prerequisite for the introduction of any carbon tax?”

More of Gary Humphries's recent appearances

Numbers

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  • Has spoken in 35 debates in the last year — average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 1 comment on this Senator's speeches — average amongst Senators.
  • 29 people are tracking whenever this Senator speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 367 times in debates — above average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)