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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 consistently against same-sex marriage equality. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted consistently against government administered paid parental leave. votes
  • Voted consistently against implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing competition in bulk wheat export. votes
  • Voted consistently against recognising local government in the Constitution. votes
  • Voted consistently for voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted consistently against restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted consistently for privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted consistently against stem cell research. votes
  • Voted consistently against more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted consistently against decreasing the private health insurance rebate. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing the age pension. votes
  • Voted consistently against extending government benefits to same-sex couples. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing protection of Aboriginal heritage sites. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing availability of abortion drugs. votes
  • Voted consistently for the Intervention in the Northern Territory. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted consistently for encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted consistently for uranium export. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing surveillance powers. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing freedom of political communication. votes
  • Voted consistently against requiring a warrant to access citizens’ telecommunications records. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing accessibility of government data and documents. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing the diversity of media ownership. votes
  • Voted consistently against decreasing the gender pay gap. votes
  • Voted consistently against treating government action on climate change as a matter of urgency. votes
  • Voted consistently against revoking citizenship of dual nationals involved with terrorism offences by the minister. votes
  • Voted consistently against restricting donations to political parties. votes
  • Voted consistently against protecting whistleblowers. votes
  • Voted almost always against a fast transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. votes
  • Voted consistently against ending illegal logging. votes
  • Voted generally against protecting threatened forest and bushland habitats. votes
  • Voted consistently against a review of parliamentary entitlements. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing parliamentary entitlements for current MPs and Senators. votes
  • Voted consistently against local community consultation on infrastructure projects. votes
  • Voted consistently against maintaining or increasing CSIRO funding. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing housing affordability. votes
  • Voted consistently against protecting the Great Barrier Reef. votes
  • Voted consistently against public transport. votes
  • Voted consistently against protecting citizens' privacy. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing investment in the coal industry. votes
  • Voted consistently against closing the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. votes
  • Voted consistently against equal treatment for all couples. votes
  • Voted consistently for a citizenship test. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing federal government support for childcare. votes
  • Voted consistently against government action on animal & plant extinctions. votes
  • Voted consistently for making more water from Murray-Darling Basin available to use. votes
  • Voted consistently against promoting multiculturalism. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing political transparency. votes
  • Voted consistently for Australia's timber industry. votes
  • Voted consistently against for increasing the Youth Allowance rate. votes
  • Voted consistently against investing in climate science. votes
  • Voted consistently against implementing the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. 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...”

More of Grant Chapman's recent appearances

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