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  • Former Australian Labor Party Senator for Victoria
  • Became a Senator on 3 May 1995 — unknown
  • Left Senate on 15 February 2019 — Resigned

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Jacinta Collins voted on key issues since 2006:

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

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Statements: Valedictory (14 Feb 2019)

“but also when I was shadow cabinet secretary, as well as in the education portfolio and many other roles over the years. My period has had too few years in government, but I love to share my passion for the Australian democracy, where so much can be achieved from opposition, especially through Senate estimates—and I wish my colleagues well for next week. A good example of effective...”

Statements: Valedictory (14 Feb 2019)

“by leave—Tonight, I have a fairly unique Valentine's gift for my husband, Daryl: my resignation from parliament. I give notice that tomorrow I will present my resignation to you, Mr President. It's now time for Daryl and me to smell the roses. In the next chapter of our lives we are going to live the lifestyle we imagined when we were young. The last 24 years have been quite a wild ride...”

Questions without Notice: Minister for Small and Family Business, Skills and Vocational Education (14 Feb 2019)

“Given the minister has failed to give a full and frank account of her knowledge and involvement in this affair to the Australian Federal Police and has refused to answer questions in this parliament on the basis of ongoing legal proceedings again today, will the minister rule out relying on parliamentary privilege when she appears to give evidence to the Federal Court? And if not, is there...”

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  • Has spoken in 92 debates in the last year — above average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 1 comment on this Senator's speeches — average amongst Senators.
  • 17 people are tracking whenever this Senator speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 561 times in debates — above average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)