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Kay Patterson, former Senator

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  • Former Liberal Party Senator for Victoria
  • Became a Senator on 11 July 1987 — Federal election
  • Left Senate on 30 June 2008 — retired

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Kay Patterson voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted very strongly against same sex marriage. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted very strongly against government administered paid parental leave. votes
  • Voted very strongly against implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing competition in bulk wheat export. votes
  • Voted very strongly against recognising local government in the Constitution. votes
  • Voted very strongly for voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted very strongly against restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted very strongly for privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted moderately for stem cell research. votes
  • Voted very strongly against more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted very strongly against decreasing the private health insurance rebate. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing the age pension. votes
  • Voted very strongly against extending government benefits to same-sex couples. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing protection of Aboriginal heritage sites. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing availability of abortion drugs. votes
  • Voted very strongly for the Intervention in the Northern Territory. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted very strongly for encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted very strongly for uranium export. votes
  • Voted moderately for increasing surveillance powers. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing freedom of political communication. votes

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Most recent appearances in parliament

Questions without Notice: Carers (26 Jun 2008)

“My question is to the Minister representing the Prime Minister, Senator Evans. In January, in a typical spin versus substance stunt, Kevin Rudd gave his senators and members—”

Questions without Notice: Carers (26 Jun 2008)

“The Prime Minister, Mr Kevin Rudd, gave his senators and members homework to do. They were to visit homeless shelters and schools supposedly so they could develop more informed policy. Will the Prime Minister give a similar order for compulsory homework over the winter break and, this time, will it include visiting carers of older Australians and carers of sons and daughters with a...”

Questions without Notice: Carers (26 Jun 2008)

“Mr President, I ask a supplementary question. He really did not answer the question I asked him, and it only requires a simple yes or no. Will the minister ask the Prime Minister to set his colleagues homework to visit carers in their homes and see what they do 24/7?”

More of Kay Patterson's recent appearances

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