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Kate Lundy, former Senator

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  • Former Australian Labor Party Senator for ACT
  • Became a Senator on 2 March 1996 — Federal election
  • Left Senate on 24 March 2015 — Resigned

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Kate Lundy voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted generally against same-sex marriage equality. votes
  • Voted consistently for tobacco plain packaging. votes
  • Voted generally 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 almost always for increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
  • Voted generally for the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and 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 generally against temporary protection visas. votes
  • Voted almost always against voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing or removing the Government debt limit. votes
  • Voted consistently for a minerals resource rent tax . votes
  • Voted generally against increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted almost always for regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted almost always against increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted consistently 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 almost always against more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and 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 almost always 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 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
  • Has never voted on an emissions reduction fund. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing funding for road infrastructure. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing beef import standards. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted consistently for encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted generally for uranium export. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing surveillance powers. votes
  • Voted almost always for increasing consumer protections. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing access under Freedom of Information law. votes
  • Voted consistently for an NBN (using fibre to the premises). votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against 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 generally against requiring a warrant to access citizens’ telecommunications records. votes
  • Has never voted on decreasing ABC and SBS funding. votes
  • Voted almost always against tighter means testing of family payments . votes
  • Voted generally against deregulating undergraduate university fees. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing accessibility of government data and documents. votes
  • Voted generally against removing children from immigration detention. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against funding the national school chaplaincy program. votes
  • Voted generally against landholders' right to say no to mining and gas exploration. votes
  • Voted consistently for 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
  • Has never voted on increasing the diversity of media ownership. votes
  • Voted consistently for 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 against greater public scrutiny of the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations. votes
  • Voted consistently against requiring Parliamentary approval of military deployments. votes
  • Voted almost always 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
  • Voted consistently against withdrawing troops from Afghanistan. votes
  • Voted consistently against using natural resource wealth for the benefit of all Australians. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against protecting whistleblowers. votes
  • Voted consistently 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 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 a mixture of for and against local community consultation on infrastructure projects. votes
  • Voted generally for 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 almost always 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 for federal action on public housing. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing housing affordability. votes
  • Voted consistently against ending immigration detention on Nauru. votes
  • Voted consistently against putting a time limit on immigration detention. votes
  • Voted consistently against ending immigration detention on Manus Island. votes
  • Voted consistently against protecting the Great Barrier Reef. votes
  • Voted generally against public transport. votes
  • Has never voted on strengthening gun control laws. votes
  • Has never voted on the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against 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 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 consistently against banning all investment in cluster munitions. votes
  • Voted consistently for getting rid of Sunday and public holiday penalty rates. votes
  • Voted consistently for giving approval for mining in the Liverpool Plains. votes
  • Voted consistently against closing the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. votes
  • Voted almost always 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 generally for refugee family reunification. votes
  • Voted consistently for a citizenship test. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing federal government support for childcare. votes
  • Voted generally against government action on animal & plant extinctions. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and 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 consistently 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 generally for Australia's timber industry. votes
  • Has never voted on reducing air pollution. votes
  • Voted consistently against investing in climate science. votes

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Most recent appearances in parliament

Parliamentary Representation: Valedictory (24 Mar 2015)

“Thank you, Mr President, and Senate colleagues. I want to take this opportunity to pay my respects to you and to thank you. It has been an honour to work with many of you over many years as we have sought to make this extraordinary country a better place in which to live and work. Obviously this occasion lends itself to a little reflection. I want to begin by saying that being a senator for...”

Committees: Finance and Public Administration References Committee; Report (19 Mar 2015)

“I present the interim report of the Finance and Public Administration References Committee on violence against women. Ordered that the report be printed. I move: That the Senate take note of the report. I do so acknowledging that this issue has stepped right into the public spotlight, thanks in large part to an extraordinary woman. This woman is the Australian of the Year as a result of her...”

Committees: National Broadband Network Select Committee; Report (19 Mar 2015)

“I present the second interim report of the Select Committee on the National Broadband Network. Ordered that the report be printed. I move: That the Senate take note of the report. First, I acknowledge the efforts of the staff of the select committee's secretariat. The hard work they do and their dedication as this committee conducts its work across the country are genuine testament to their...”

More of Kate Lundy's recent appearances

Numbers

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  • Has spoken in 27 debates in the last year — well below average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 2 comments on this Senator's speeches — average amongst Senators.
  • 51 people are tracking whenever this Senator speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 411 times in debates — above average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)