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Jeannie Ferris, former Senator

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  • Former Liberal Party Senator for SA
  • Became a Senator on 1 July 1996 — Federal election
  • Left Senate on 2 April 2007 — Died

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Jeannie Ferris 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 implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted consistently against recognising local government in the Constitution. votes
  • Voted consistently for voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted almost always 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 almost always for stem cell research. votes
  • Voted consistently against decreasing the private health insurance rebate. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing protection of Aboriginal heritage sites. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing availability of abortion drugs. 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 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 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 consistently against a fast transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. votes
  • Voted consistently against ending illegal logging. votes
  • Voted consistently 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 maintaining or increasing CSIRO funding. 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 increasing federal government support for childcare. votes
  • Voted consistently against government action on animal & plant extinctions. votes
  • Voted almost always 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 implementing the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. votes

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Most recent appearances in parliament

Questions without Notice: Take Note of Answers: Defence Procurement (1 Mar 2007)

“Senator Ferris interjecting—”

Questions without Notice: Gynaecological Cancer (28 Feb 2007)

“My question is to the Minister for Ageing, Senator Santoro, in his capacity representing the Minister for Health and Ageing. In this National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Week, would the minister outline to the Senate what steps the Howard government is taking to help combat gynaecological cancers in Australia.”

Committees: Community Affairs Committee; Report: Government Response (27 Feb 2007)

“Hear, hear!”

More of Jeannie Ferris's recent appearances

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