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Grant Chapman, former Senator, former Representative

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  • Former Liberal Party Senator for SA
  • Former Liberal Party Representative for Kingston
  • Entered the Senate on 11 July 1987 — Federal election
  • Previously Representative for Kingston until 5 March 1983 — unknown
  • Entered House of Representatives on 13 December 1975 — Federal election
  • Left Senate on 30 June 2008 — unknown

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Grant Chapman voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted very strongly against same sex marriage. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted very strongly against government administered paid parental leave. votes
  • Voted very strongly against implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing competition in bulk wheat export. votes
  • Voted very strongly against recognising local government in the Constitution. votes
  • Voted very strongly for voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted very strongly against restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted very 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 very strongly against more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. 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 very strongly against increasing protection of Aboriginal heritage sites. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing availability of abortion drugs. votes
  • Voted very strongly for the Intervention in the Northern Territory. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted very strongly for encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted very strongly for uranium export. votes
  • Voted moderately for increasing surveillance powers. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing freedom of political communication. votes

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Most recent appearances in parliament

Adjournment: Budget (26 Jun 2008)

“I want to take a minute or two to expand on a point that I was making earlier on at the conclusion of my remarks about this year’s budget. For the last 11 years, I have sat in this place on budget night and been inspired by the direction our nation was taking. Budgets were presented with vision and responded to economic and social challenges with innovative and responsible solutions, as...”

Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 1) 2008-2009; Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2008-2009; Appropriation Bill (No. 2) 2008-2009: Second Reading (26 Jun 2008)

“Indeed, Senator Macdonald. Maybe your school’s fundraising committee can scrounge a few extra dollars after you have paid for the solar hot-water system and the rainwater tank. Then there is this government’s ill-considered plan for trade training centres in every school, which was developed just to be different from our plan for specialist trade schools. Treasurer Swan has...”

Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 1) 2008-2009; Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2008-2009; Appropriation Bill (No. 2) 2008-2009: Second Reading (26 Jun 2008)

“I am feeling nostalgic today. This will be my last speech on a budget; indeed, my last speech in the Senate. I first came to this parliament in 1975, at the tender age of 26 years old. Nothing takes me back to those days like a good, old-fashioned, class warfare Labor budget, a bash-the-rich budget, a budget that punishes people’s aspirations, a budget with the politics of envy and...”

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