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Lin Thorp, former Senator

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  • Former Australian Labor Party Senator for Tasmania
  • Became a Senator on 20 June 2012 — Federal election
  • Left Senate on 30 June 2014 — retired

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Lin Thorp voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted strongly for same sex marriage. votes
  • Voted moderately for a carbon price. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
  • Voted very strongly against implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted very strongly for recognising local government in the Constitution. votes
  • Voted strongly against temporary protection visas. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing or removing the debt limit. votes
  • Voted very strongly for a minerals resource rent tax . votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted strongly for regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted strongly against increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted moderately for unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Voted very strongly against restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted very strongly for decreasing the private health insurance rebate. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing protection of Aboriginal heritage sites. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against live animal exports. votes
  • Voted very strongly for decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Voted moderately for re-approving/ re-registering agvet chemicals. votes
  • Voted very strongly for the Intervention in the Northern Territory. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing funding for road infrastructure. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Voted strongly for increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted strongly for encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted very strongly for uranium export. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing surveillance powers. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing public access to government data. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing freedom of political communication. votes
  • Voted very strongly against decreasing ABC and SBS funding. votes

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Most recent appearances in parliament

Committees: Environment and Communications References Committee; Reference (26 Jun 2014)

“I move: That the following matter be referred to the Environment and Communications References Committee for inquiry and report by 3 December 2014: The adequacy of arrangements to prevent the entry and establishment of invasive species likely to harm Australia's natural environment, including: (a) recent biosecurity performance with respect to exotic organisms with the potential to harm the...”

Committees: Environment and Communications References Committee; Reference (26 Jun 2014)

“I move: That the following matter be referred to the Environment and Communications References Committee for inquiry and report by 29 October 2014: The history, effectiveness, performance and future of the National Landcare Program, including: (a) the establishment and performance of the Natural Heritage Trust; (b) the establishment and performance of the Caring for Our Country program; (c)...”

Parliamentary Representation: Valedictory (24 Jun 2014)

“I start by acknowledging the traditional owners of the land on which we are gathered, the Ngunnawal and Ngambi people, and pay my respects to their elders past and present. I would like to thank the chamber for the opportunity today to rise during my last few days in this place and put on the record my appreciation for the incredible opportunity I have been afforded in being a senator for...”

More of Lin Thorp's recent appearances

Numbers

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  • Has spoken in 23 debates in the last year — below average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 0 comments on this Senator's speeches — below average amongst Senators.
  • 4 people are tracking whenever this Senator speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 54 times in debates — well below average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)