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Judith Adams, former Senator

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  • Former Liberal Party Senator for WA
  • Became a Senator on 1 July 2005 — Federal election
  • Left Senate on 31 March 2012 — Died

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Judith Adams voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted generally against same-sex marriage equality. votes
  • Voted consistently against tobacco plain packaging. votes
  • Voted consistently against a carbon price. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted almost always for government administered paid parental leave. votes
  • Voted almost always against increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
  • Voted generally against the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. votes
  • Voted almost always against implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing competition in bulk wheat export. votes
  • Voted consistently against recognising local government in the Constitution. votes
  • Voted generally for voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Has never voted on a minerals resource rent tax . votes
  • Voted generally against increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted consistently 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 consistently against increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted almost always for stem cell research. votes
  • Voted generally for more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Voted almost always against increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted generally against decreasing the private health insurance rebate. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing the age pension. votes
  • Voted consistently against extending government benefits to same-sex couples. votes
  • Voted consistently 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 consistently against carbon farming. votes
  • Voted consistently for the Intervention in the Northern Territory. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Voted almost always for increasing beef import standards. votes
  • Voted almost always 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 generally against increasing consumer protections. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing access under Freedom of Information law. votes
  • Voted almost always against 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
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing accessibility of government data and documents. votes
  • Voted consistently against removing children from immigration detention. votes
  • Voted consistently for funding the national school chaplaincy program. votes
  • Voted consistently against protecting whales within Australian waters. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing the diversity of media ownership. votes
  • Voted consistently against decreasing the gender pay gap. votes
  • Voted consistently against greater public scrutiny of the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations. votes
  • Voted consistently against treating government action on climate change as a matter of urgency. votes
  • Voted consistently against revoking citizenship of dual nationals involved with terrorism offences by the minister. votes
  • Voted almost always 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
  • Has never voted on using natural resource wealth for the benefit of all Australians. votes
  • Voted consistently against protecting whistleblowers. votes
  • Voted consistently against a fast transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. votes
  • Voted consistently against stopping tax avoidance or aggressive tax minimisation. votes
  • Voted consistently against ending illegal logging. votes
  • Voted generally against protecting threatened forest and bushland habitats. votes
  • Voted generally against a review of parliamentary entitlements. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing parliamentary entitlements for current MPs and Senators. votes
  • Voted consistently 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 consistently against maintaining or increasing CSIRO funding. votes
  • Voted generally against speeding things along in Parliament (procedural). votes
  • Voted generally for 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 almost always against protecting the Great Barrier Reef. votes
  • Voted consistently against public transport. votes
  • Voted consistently against protecting citizens' privacy. votes
  • Voted consistently for an Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC). 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 consistently against equal treatment for all couples. votes
  • Voted consistently for a citizenship test. votes
  • Voted almost always against increasing federal government support for childcare. votes
  • Voted consistently against government action on animal & plant extinctions. votes
  • Voted consistently for making more water from Murray-Darling Basin available to use. votes
  • Voted consistently against promoting multiculturalism. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and 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 investing in climate science. votes
  • Voted consistently against 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

Committees: Rural Affairs and Transport References Committee; Report (23 Nov 2011)

“I rise also to say how much I appreciated the way people came forward to our inquiry. It was probably one of the most practical, hands-on inquiries, to follow on from what Senator Nash said. Having been a live sheep exporter for 38 years, I certainly understand how those people in the north felt. None of us liked what we saw on Four Corners. That was absolutely dreadful. I think it was an ill...”

Matters of Public Importance: Mining (22 Nov 2011)

“The time for the discussion has expired.”

Questions without Notice: Take Note of Answers: Carbon Pricing (22 Nov 2011)

“I rise this afternoon to take note of answers given by Minister Wong. Obviously the government is now out of excuses. Overnight we have seen that lack of support has put back any likelihood of an international carbon treaty before 2020. Instead of an agreement this year, we are now looking at eight years down the track for a carbon tax agreement. What this means is that the government's...”

More of Judith Adams's recent appearances

Numbers

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  • Has spoken in 31 debates in the last year — below average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 0 comments on this Senator's speeches — average amongst Senators.
  • 2 people are tracking whenever this Senator speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 121 times in debates — below average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)