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Jan McLucas, former Senator

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  • Former Australian Labor Party Senator for Queensland
  • Became a Senator on 1 July 1999 — Federal election
  • Left Senate on 9 May 2016 — retired

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Jan McLucas 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 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 generally 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 consistently against more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted almost always for decreasing the private health insurance rebate. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing the age pension. votes
  • Voted almost always for extending government benefits to same-sex couples. votes
  • Voted generally 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 generally for carbon farming. votes
  • Voted generally for decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Voted generally for re-approving/ re-registering agvet chemicals. votes
  • Voted almost always for the Intervention in the Northern Territory. votes
  • Voted consistently against an emissions reduction fund. votes
  • Voted almost always for increasing funding for road infrastructure. votes
  • Voted consistently 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 almost always for increasing surveillance powers. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing consumer protections. votes
  • Voted consistently 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 a mixture of for and against 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 consistently against decreasing ABC and SBS funding. votes
  • Voted consistently against tighter means testing of family payments . votes
  • Voted consistently against deregulating undergraduate university fees. votes
  • Voted generally 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
  • Voted consistently for giving apprentices access to a $20,000 loan. votes
  • Voted consistently 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
  • Voted consistently against increasing indexation of HECS-HELP debts. votes
  • Voted consistently against charging postgraduate research students fees. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against decreasing the gender pay gap. votes
  • Voted generally for greater public scrutiny of the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations. votes
  • Voted consistently for 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
  • Has never voted on 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 consistently for 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
  • Has never voted on using natural resource wealth for the benefit of all Australians. votes
  • Voted almost always against Senate electoral reform. votes
  • Voted almost always 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 for 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 generally 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 generally against local community consultation on infrastructure projects. votes
  • Voted generally for maintaining or increasing CSIRO funding. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing funding for legal aid. votes
  • Has never voted on buffer zones around abortion clinics. votes
  • Voted almost always for putting welfare payments onto cashless debit cards (or indue cards) on a temporary basis as a trial. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and 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
  • Has never voted on high speed rail on the east coast. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against federal action on public housing. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing housing affordability. votes
  • Voted consistently against ending immigration detention on Nauru. votes
  • Voted consistently for imprisoning immigration detention workers who record or reveal information from their work. votes
  • Voted consistently against putting a time limit on immigration detention. votes
  • Voted almost always against ending immigration detention on Manus Island. votes
  • Voted consistently against protecting the Great Barrier Reef. votes
  • Voted generally against public transport. votes
  • Voted consistently 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
  • Voted consistently against an Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC). votes
  • Voted generally against increasing scrutiny of unions. votes
  • Voted consistently for Preventative Detention Orders (PDOs). votes
  • Voted consistently against more scrutiny of the Australian Defence Force. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing investment in the coal industry. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a Free Trade Agreement with China. votes
  • Voted consistently against banning all investment in cluster munitions. votes
  • Voted consistently for getting rid of Sunday and public holiday penalty rates. votes
  • Voted generally for giving approval for mining in the Liverpool Plains. votes
  • Voted consistently against closing the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. votes
  • Voted consistently for Adani's proposed Carmichael coal mine in the Galilee Basin. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against equal treatment for all couples. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against refugee family reunification. votes
  • Voted consistently for a citizenship test. votes
  • Voted almost always against increasing federal government support for childcare. votes
  • Voted generally against government action on animal & plant extinctions. votes
  • Voted consistently against turning back asylum boats when possible. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing the Newstart Allowance rate. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against making more water from Murray-Darling Basin available to use. votes
  • Voted generally for a declared area offence. votes
  • Voted consistently for promoting multiculturalism. votes
  • Voted consistently against nuclear energy. votes
  • Voted almost always for increasing political transparency. votes
  • Voted consistently against protecting Australian sovereignty in trade agreements. votes
  • Voted consistently against community right to say no to nuclear waste disposal sites. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against Australia's timber industry. votes
  • Voted consistently against for increasing the Youth Allowance rate. votes
  • Voted consistently against reducing air pollution. votes
  • Voted consistently against investing in climate science. votes
  • Voted consistently for offshore oil mining. votes
  • Voted generally for implementing the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. votes

Read about how the voting record is decided.

Most recent appearances in parliament

Statements by Senators: Valedictory (4 May 2016)

“Mr President, as you know, the Australian Senate is one of the greatest democratic intuitions in the world and it has been my absolute privilege to be elected to this place. I thank all those who have given me this incredible opportunity—the people of Queensland, especially of the North; and the Australian Labor Party, its members and affiliates. I also thank my family. The sacrifices...”

Bills: Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility Bill 2016, Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2016; Second Reading (2 May 2016)

“I also want to begin my contribution today by welcoming Senator Pat Dodson to the Senate. His contribution has been significant on the issues of reconciliation, native title and Indigenous affairs more generally, over many, many years. And I know that his contribution to this place will also be a significant one. I think we are a better place for his being here. But now I go to the bill, the...”

Questions without Notice: Broadband (3 Mar 2016)

“Mr President, I ask a further supplementary question. Can the minister confirm that, in areas where Mr Turnbull's NBN has been switched on, complaints continue to emerge that internet speeds are patchy and in some cases even worse than ADSL? Minister, isn't it true that only Labor's fibre-to-the-premises NBN will deliver faster, higher quality and more reliable broadband to Australians?”

More of Jan McLucas's recent appearances

Numbers

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  • Has spoken in 36 debates in the last year — well below average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 0 comments on this Senator's speeches — below average amongst Senators.
  • 40 people are tracking whenever this Senator speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 504 times in debates — above average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)