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  • Former Australian Labor Party Senator for Victoria
  • Changed party from Deputy-President on 9 May 2016; from Australian Labor Party on 6 Jul 2014
  • Became a Senator on 1 July 2002 — Federal election
  • Left Senate on 1 July 2019 — unknown

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Gavin Marshall voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted a mixture of for and against same-sex marriage equality. votes
  • Voted consistently for tobacco plain packaging. votes
  • Voted generally for a carbon price. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted consistently against government administered paid parental leave. votes
  • Voted almost always for increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
  • Voted generally for the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. votes
  • Voted generally for implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing competition in bulk wheat export. votes
  • Voted consistently for recognising local government in the Constitution. votes
  • Voted almost always against temporary protection visas. votes
  • Voted almost always against voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing or removing the Government debt limit. votes
  • Voted consistently for a minerals resource rent tax . votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted almost always for regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted generally for unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Voted almost always against restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted generally against privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted consistently for stem cell research. votes
  • Voted generally against more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted almost always against increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted almost always for decreasing the private health insurance rebate. votes
  • Voted almost always against increasing the age pension. votes
  • Voted almost always for extending government benefits to same-sex couples. votes
  • Voted almost always against increasing protection of Aboriginal heritage sites. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing availability of abortion drugs. votes
  • Voted generally for live animal export. votes
  • Voted consistently for carbon farming. votes
  • Voted generally for decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Voted generally for re-approving/ re-registering agvet chemicals. votes
  • Voted generally for the Intervention in the Northern Territory. votes
  • Voted consistently against an emissions reduction fund. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing funding for road infrastructure. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing beef import standards. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted generally for uranium export. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing surveillance powers. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing consumer protections. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing access under Freedom of Information law. votes
  • Voted consistently for an NBN (using fibre to the premises). votes
  • Voted consistently for a federal inquiry into Queensland government administration. votes
  • Voted generally for offshore processing for people seeking asylum in Australia. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing freedom of political communication. votes
  • Voted generally for storing all citizens' telecommunications data for access by government agencies. votes
  • Voted generally against requiring a warrant to access citizens’ telecommunications records. votes
  • Voted generally against decreasing ABC and SBS funding. votes
  • Voted generally against tighter means testing of family payments . votes
  • Voted consistently against deregulating undergraduate university fees. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing accessibility of government data and documents. votes
  • Voted generally for removing children from immigration detention. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against funding the national school chaplaincy program. votes
  • Voted almost always against landholders' right to say no to mining and gas exploration. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against building Australia’s new submarine fleet in South Australia. votes
  • Has never voted on giving apprentices access to a $20,000 loan. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against protecting whales within Australian waters. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing the diversity of media ownership. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing support for community radio and TV. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing indexation of HECS-HELP debts. votes
  • Voted consistently against charging postgraduate research students fees. votes
  • Voted generally against decreasing the gender pay gap. votes
  • Voted generally for greater public scrutiny of the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing transparency of the China-Australia relationship. votes
  • Has never voted on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement. votes
  • Voted consistently against requiring Parliamentary approval of military deployments. votes
  • Voted generally against treating government action on climate change as a matter of urgency. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing transparency of big business by making information public. votes
  • Has never voted on making Australians working overseas repay their student debts. votes
  • Voted generally for letting environmental groups challenge the legality of certain government decisions. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against revoking citizenship of dual nationals involved with terrorism offences by the minister. votes
  • Voted generally against restricting donations to political parties. votes
  • Voted generally against creating a federal Anti-Corruption Commission. votes
  • Voted consistently against withdrawing troops from Afghanistan. votes
  • Voted consistently against using natural resource wealth for the benefit of all Australians. votes
  • Voted consistently against Senate electoral reform. votes
  • Voted generally against protecting whistleblowers. votes
  • Voted generally against a fast transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. votes
  • Voted generally against stopping tax avoidance or aggressive tax minimisation. votes
  • Voted generally for ending illegal logging. votes
  • Voted generally against protecting threatened forest and bushland habitats. votes
  • Voted generally against a Royal Commission into banking. votes
  • Voted consistently against a review of parliamentary entitlements. votes
  • Voted consistently against the use of strong encryption technologies. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing parliamentary entitlements for current MPs and Senators. votes
  • Voted almost always against increasing the foreign aid budget to 0.7% of Gross National Income. votes
  • Voted consistently for removing parallel import restrictions for books. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against local community consultation on infrastructure projects. votes
  • Voted generally against maintaining or increasing CSIRO funding. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing funding for legal aid. votes
  • Voted consistently for buffer zones around abortion clinics. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against putting welfare payments onto cashless debit cards (or indue cards) on a temporary basis as a trial. votes
  • Voted consistently against a publicly accessible foreign ownership register for agricultural land. votes
  • Voted generally for speeding things along in Parliament (procedural). votes
  • Voted generally against suspending the rules to allow a vote to happen (procedural). votes
  • Voted consistently against high speed rail on the east coast. votes
  • Voted generally for federal action on public housing. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing housing affordability. votes
  • Voted consistently against ending immigration detention on Nauru. votes
  • Voted almost always for imprisoning immigration detention workers who record or reveal information from their work. votes
  • Voted generally against putting a time limit on immigration detention. votes
  • Voted consistently against ending immigration detention on Manus Island. votes
  • Voted consistently against protecting the Great Barrier Reef. votes
  • Voted generally against public transport. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing the price of tobacco. votes
  • Has never voted on a national redress scheme for institutional abuse survivors. votes
  • Voted generally against strengthening gun control laws. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). votes
  • Voted generally against protecting citizens' privacy. votes
  • Has never voted on a same-sex marriage plebiscite. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing the initial tax rate for working holiday makers to 19%. votes
  • Voted consistently against an Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC). votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing scrutiny of unions. votes
  • Voted consistently for Preventative Detention Orders (PDOs). votes
  • Has never voted on increasing the passenger movement charge ('PMC'). votes
  • Voted almost always against more scrutiny of the Australian Defence Force. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing the initial tax rate for working holiday makers to 15%. votes
  • Voted generally for Continuing Detention Orders (CDOs). votes
  • Voted generally for increasing investment in the coal industry. votes
  • Has never voted on a Free Trade Agreement with China. votes
  • Voted consistently against banning all investment in cluster munitions. votes
  • Voted generally against changing the date of Australia Day. votes
  • Voted generally for doctor-initiated medical transfers for asylum seekers. votes
  • Has never voted on getting rid of the Gold Travel Pass. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against changing the wording of section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against getting rid of Sunday and public holiday penalty rates. votes
  • Has never voted on reducing the corporate tax rate. votes
  • Has never voted on the Coalition's Youth Jobs PaTH. votes
  • Voted generally against the Coalition's new schools funding policy ("Gonski 2.0"). votes
  • Has never voted on technology neutral emission reduction targets. votes
  • Voted consistently against requiring every native title claimant to sign land use agreements. votes
  • Voted generally for giving approval for mining in the Liverpool Plains. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against making sanitary items GST-free. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing access to medicinal cannabis products. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a Royal Commission into Violence and Abuse against People with Disability. votes
  • Voted consistently for criminalising "revenge porn". votes
  • Voted consistently against closing the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. votes
  • Has never voted on maintaining or increasing defence spending. votes
  • Voted generally for Adani's proposed Carmichael coal mine in the Galilee Basin. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against drug testing welfare recipients. votes
  • Voted generally against equal treatment for all couples. votes
  • Voted generally against refugee family reunification. votes
  • Voted consistently for a citizenship test. votes
  • Has never voted on privatising government services. votes
  • Voted consistently against a review of our representatives' eligibility. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing federal government support for childcare. votes
  • Voted generally against government action on animal & plant extinctions. votes
  • Voted generally against turning back asylum boats when possible. votes
  • Has never voted on civil celebrants having the right to refuse to marry same-sex couples. votes
  • Voted consistently for universal access to abortion services. votes
  • Voted consistently for expanding Medicare-funded dental care. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing the Newstart Allowance rate. votes
  • Voted consistently against an inquiry into the Iraq War. votes
  • Voted almost always for the Paris Climate Agreement. votes
  • Voted generally against making more water from Murray-Darling Basin available to use. votes
  • Voted consistently against privatising the ABC. votes
  • Voted generally for targeting foreign interference in Australia. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing penalties for breach of data. votes
  • Voted consistently for a declared area offence. votes
  • Has never voted on legalising euthanasia. votes
  • Voted consistently against stopping former ministers from taking lobbying positions within five years. votes
  • Voted consistently for promoting multiculturalism. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing legal protections for LGBTI people. votes
  • Voted consistently against nuclear energy. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against prioritising religious freedom. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing political transparency. votes
  • Voted consistently against a travel ban on people from certain countries. votes
  • Has never voted on MacMines' proposed China Stone coal mine in the Galilee Basin. votes
  • Has never voted on political interference in research funding. votes
  • Has never voted on protecting Australian sovereignty in trade agreements. votes
  • Voted almost always against pill testing. votes
  • Voted consistently against legalising pepper spray. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing government support for the dairy industry. votes
  • Voted consistently against ending Governor-General allowances for serious misconduct. votes
  • Voted almost always for transgender rights. votes
  • Voted consistently against community right to say no to nuclear waste disposal sites. votes
  • Voted generally for Australia's timber industry. votes
  • Voted consistently for for increasing the Youth Allowance rate. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against reducing air pollution. votes
  • Voted almost always against investing in climate science. votes
  • Voted consistently for offshore oil mining. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing funding for public schools. votes
  • Voted consistently for a constitutionally enshrined First Nations Voice in parliament. votes
  • Voted almost always for implementing the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. votes

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Bills: Social Services Legislation Amendment (Energy Assistance Payment) Bill 2019; Third Reading (3 Apr 2019)

“As no amendments to the bill have been circulated, I shall call the minister to move the third reading unless any senator requires that the bill be considered in Committee of the Whole.”

Bills: Social Services Legislation Amendment (Energy Assistance Payment) Bill 2019; Second Reading (3 Apr 2019)

“The question now is that the bill be read a second time. Question agreed to. Bill read a second time.”

Bills: Social Services Legislation Amendment (Energy Assistance Payment) Bill 2019; Second Reading (3 Apr 2019)

“The question is that the second reading amendment moved by Senator Siewert be agreed to.”

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  • Has spoken in 32 debates in the last year — below average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 5 comments on this Senator's speeches — above average amongst Senators.
  • 7 people are tracking whenever this Senator speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 337 times in debates — average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)