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Helen Kroger, former Senator

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  • Former Liberal Party Senator for Victoria
  • Became a Senator on 1 July 2008 — Federal election
  • Left Senate on 30 June 2014 — retired

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Helen Kroger voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted strongly against same sex marriage. votes
  • Voted very strongly against tobacco plain packaging. votes
  • Voted very strongly against a carbon price. votes
  • Voted strongly against increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted very 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 very strongly against implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Has never voted on 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 moderately for increasing or removing the debt limit. votes
  • Voted very strongly 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 very strongly against increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted strongly for unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Voted moderately against restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted strongly against increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted strongly against increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Voted strongly against increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted 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 strongly for live animal exports. votes
  • Voted very strongly against carbon farming. votes
  • Voted very strongly for decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Voted very strongly against re-approving/ re-registering agvet chemicals. votes
  • Voted very strongly for the Intervention in the Northern Territory. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing funding for road infrastructure. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing beef import standards. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted strongly against encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted very strongly for uranium export. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing surveillance powers. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing consumer protections. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing public access to government data. votes
  • Voted very strongly against an NBN (using fibre to the premises). votes
  • Voted very strongly for 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

Questions without Notice: Centre for Policy Development (26 Jun 2014)

“Mr President, I ask a further supplementary question—because I do want to hear more. What is the government's message to public servants concerned about improving innovation and professional accountability in the Public Service?”

Questions without Notice: Centre for Policy Development (26 Jun 2014)

“Mr President, I ask a supplementary question. Is the minister able to enlighten the Senate about the Centre for Policy Development's focus and funding sources?”

Questions without Notice: Centre for Policy Development (26 Jun 2014)

“My question is to the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service, Senator Abetz. Can the minister advise the Senate of the government's response to recent criticism of the National Commission of Audit and the budget by the Centre for Policy Development in a paper dealing with public service efficiency?”

More of Helen Kroger's recent appearances

Numbers

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  • Has spoken in 118 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 1 comment on this Senator's speeches — average amongst Senators.
  • 11 people are tracking whenever this Senator speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 184 times in debates — below average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)