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John Hogg, former Senator

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  • Former President, and Australian Labor Party Senator for Queensland
  • Became a Senator on 1 July 1996 — Federal election
  • Left Senate on 30 June 2014 — retired

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How John Hogg voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted almost always against same-sex marriage equality. votes
  • Voted consistently for tobacco plain packaging. votes
  • Voted almost always for a carbon price. votes
  • Voted generally 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 against 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 consistently for a minerals resource rent tax . votes
  • Voted generally for increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted almost always for regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted almost always against privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted consistently against stem cell research. votes
  • Voted generally against more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted almost always for increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Voted almost always for increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted almost always for decreasing the private health insurance rebate. votes
  • Voted almost always against increasing the age pension. votes
  • Voted consistently for extending government benefits to same-sex couples. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing protection of Aboriginal heritage sites. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing availability of abortion drugs. votes
  • Voted generally for live animal export. votes
  • Voted consistently for carbon farming. votes
  • Has never voted on decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Voted consistently for re-approving/ re-registering agvet chemicals. votes
  • Voted consistently for the Intervention in the Northern Territory. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing funding for road infrastructure. votes
  • Has never voted on 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 consistently for encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted generally for uranium export. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing surveillance powers. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing consumer protections. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing access under Freedom of Information law. votes
  • Voted almost always for an NBN (using fibre to the premises). votes
  • Voted consistently for offshore processing for people seeking asylum in Australia. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing freedom of political communication. votes
  • Voted consistently against requiring a warrant to access citizens’ telecommunications records. votes
  • Has never voted on decreasing ABC and SBS funding. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing accessibility of government data and documents. votes
  • Has never voted on removing children from immigration detention. votes
  • Voted generally against funding the national school chaplaincy program. votes
  • Voted almost always against landholders' right to say no to mining and gas exploration. votes
  • Voted consistently against protecting whales within Australian waters. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing the diversity of media ownership. votes
  • Voted generally for decreasing the gender pay gap. votes
  • Has never voted on greater public scrutiny of the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations. votes
  • Has never voted on requiring Parliamentary approval of military deployments. votes
  • Voted consistently against treating government action on climate change as a matter of urgency. votes
  • Voted consistently for 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 consistently against creating a federal Anti-Corruption Commission. votes
  • Has never voted on withdrawing troops from Afghanistan. votes
  • Voted consistently against using natural resource wealth for the benefit of all Australians. votes
  • Has never voted on protecting whistleblowers. votes
  • Voted almost always against a fast transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. votes
  • Has never voted on stopping tax avoidance or aggressive tax minimisation. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against ending illegal logging. votes
  • Voted generally against protecting threatened forest and bushland habitats. votes
  • Voted generally against a review of parliamentary entitlements. votes
  • Has never voted on the use of strong encryption technologies. votes
  • Voted almost always 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
  • Has never voted on removing parallel import restrictions for books. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against local community consultation on infrastructure projects. votes
  • Voted consistently against maintaining or increasing CSIRO funding. votes
  • Voted consistently against a publicly accessible foreign ownership register for agricultural land. votes
  • Voted generally for speeding things along in Parliament (procedural). votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and 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 consistently against increasing housing affordability. votes
  • Voted consistently against ending immigration detention on Nauru. votes
  • Voted generally against putting a time limit on immigration detention. votes
  • Voted generally against ending immigration detention on Manus Island. votes
  • Voted generally against protecting the Great Barrier Reef. votes
  • Voted consistently against public transport. votes
  • Voted consistently against strengthening gun control laws. votes
  • Voted almost always for protecting citizens' privacy. votes
  • Voted consistently against an Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC). votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing scrutiny of unions. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing investment in the coal industry. votes
  • Voted consistently against banning all investment in cluster munitions. votes
  • Voted consistently against closing the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. votes
  • Voted generally for equal treatment for all couples. votes
  • Has never voted on a citizenship test. votes
  • Voted almost always against increasing federal government support for childcare. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and 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 generally against making more water from Murray-Darling Basin available to use. votes
  • Voted consistently for promoting multiculturalism. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing political transparency. votes
  • Voted generally for Australia's timber industry. votes
  • Voted generally for for increasing the Youth Allowance rate. votes
  • Voted consistently against investing in climate science. votes
  • Voted almost always against implementing the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. votes

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Most recent appearances in parliament

Parliamentary Office Holders: President (26 Jun 2014)

“Thank you, everyone.”

Parliamentary Office Holders: President (26 Jun 2014)

“Senator Siewert—I did recognise you, Senator Siewert. You have not had a change of hairstyle for a while.”

Parliamentary Office Holders: President (26 Jun 2014)

“That's not my problem!”

More of John Hogg's recent appearances

Numbers

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  • Has spoken in 174 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 4 comments on this Senator's speeches — above average amongst Senators.
  • 3 people are tracking whenever this Senator speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 378 times in debates — above average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)