This data was produced by OpenAustralia from a variety of sources.

RSS feed Lisa Singh, former Senator

Photo of Lisa Singh
  • Former Australian Labor Party Senator for Tasmania
  • Became a Senator on 1 July 2011 — Federal election
  • Left Senate on 1 July 2019 — unknown

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Lisa Singh voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted a mixture of for and against same-sex marriage equality. votes
  • Voted generally for tobacco plain packaging. votes
  • Voted generally for a carbon price. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted almost always for increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
  • Voted generally for implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted consistently for recognising local government in the Constitution. votes
  • Voted consistently against temporary protection visas. votes
  • Voted consistently 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 a mixture of for and against 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 generally for unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Voted consistently against restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted consistently for privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted generally against more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted consistently for decreasing the private health insurance rebate. votes
  • Voted almost always against increasing protection of Aboriginal heritage sites. votes
  • Voted generally for live animal export. votes
  • Voted consistently for carbon farming. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Voted generally for re-approving/ re-registering agvet chemicals. votes
  • Voted consistently for the Intervention in the Northern Territory. votes
  • Voted consistently against an emissions reduction fund. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing funding for road infrastructure. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted generally for uranium export. votes
  • Voted almost always for increasing surveillance powers. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing consumer protections. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing access under Freedom of Information law. votes
  • Voted consistently for an NBN (using fibre to the premises). votes
  • Voted almost always for a federal inquiry into Queensland government administration. votes
  • Voted almost always for offshore processing for people seeking asylum in Australia. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing freedom of political communication. votes
  • Voted consistently for storing all citizens' telecommunications data for access by government agencies. votes
  • Voted consistently against requiring a warrant to access citizens’ telecommunications records. votes
  • Voted generally against decreasing ABC and SBS funding. votes
  • Voted consistently against tighter means testing of family payments . votes
  • Voted consistently against deregulating undergraduate university fees. votes
  • Voted almost always for increasing accessibility of government data and documents. votes
  • Voted generally for removing children from immigration detention. votes
  • Voted consistently for funding the national school chaplaincy program. votes
  • Voted consistently 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 generally against protecting whales within Australian waters. votes
  • Voted consistently for 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 generally for decreasing the gender pay gap. votes
  • Voted generally for greater public scrutiny of the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations. votes
  • Voted almost always against increasing transparency of the China-Australia relationship. votes
  • Voted generally for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement. votes
  • Voted consistently against requiring Parliamentary approval of military deployments. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against treating government action on climate change as a matter of urgency. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing transparency of big business by making information public. votes
  • Has never voted on making Australians working overseas repay their student debts. votes
  • Voted almost always for letting environmental groups challenge the legality of certain government decisions. votes
  • Voted consistently for revoking citizenship of dual nationals involved with terrorism offences by the minister. votes
  • Voted almost always against restricting donations to political parties. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against creating a federal Anti-Corruption Commission. votes
  • Voted almost always against withdrawing troops from Afghanistan. votes
  • Voted consistently against using natural resource wealth for the benefit of all Australians. votes
  • Voted generally against Senate electoral reform. votes
  • Voted generally against protecting whistleblowers. votes
  • Voted generally against a fast transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against stopping tax avoidance or aggressive tax minimisation. votes
  • Voted almost always for ending illegal logging. votes
  • Voted almost always for protecting threatened forest and bushland habitats. votes
  • Voted generally against a Royal Commission into banking. votes
  • Voted consistently against the use of strong encryption technologies. votes
  • Voted almost always for increasing parliamentary entitlements for current MPs and Senators. votes
  • Voted almost always against increasing the foreign aid budget to 0.7% of Gross National Income. votes
  • Voted consistently against local community consultation on infrastructure projects. votes
  • Voted consistently for maintaining or increasing CSIRO funding. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing funding for legal aid. votes
  • Voted almost always for buffer zones around abortion clinics. votes
  • Voted generally against putting welfare payments onto cashless debit cards (or indue cards) on a temporary basis as a trial. votes
  • Voted consistently against a publicly accessible foreign ownership register for agricultural land. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against speeding things along in Parliament (procedural). votes
  • Voted generally against suspending the rules to allow a vote to happen (procedural). votes
  • Voted generally for federal action on public housing. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing housing affordability. votes
  • Voted generally against ending immigration detention on Nauru. votes
  • Voted consistently for imprisoning immigration detention workers who record or reveal information from their work. votes
  • Voted consistently against putting a time limit on immigration detention. votes
  • Voted almost always against ending immigration detention on Manus Island. votes
  • Voted almost always against protecting the Great Barrier Reef. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against public transport. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing the price of tobacco. votes
  • Has never voted on a national redress scheme for institutional abuse survivors. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against strengthening gun control laws. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against protecting citizens' privacy. votes
  • Has never voted on a same-sex marriage plebiscite. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing the initial tax rate for working holiday makers to 19%. 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
  • Has never voted on increasing the passenger movement charge ('PMC'). votes
  • Voted consistently against more scrutiny of the Australian Defence Force. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing the initial tax rate for working holiday makers to 15%. votes
  • Voted generally for Continuing Detention Orders (CDOs). votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing investment in the coal industry. votes
  • Voted generally for a Free Trade Agreement with China. votes
  • Voted consistently against banning all investment in cluster munitions. votes
  • Voted generally for changing the date of Australia Day. votes
  • Voted generally for doctor-initiated medical transfers for asylum seekers. votes
  • Has never voted on getting rid of the Gold Travel Pass. votes
  • Voted consistently against changing the wording of section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act. votes
  • Voted almost always against getting rid of Sunday and public holiday penalty rates. votes
  • Voted consistently against reducing the corporate tax rate. votes
  • Voted consistently against the Coalition's Youth Jobs PaTH. votes
  • Voted consistently against the Coalition's new schools funding policy ("Gonski 2.0"). votes
  • Has never voted on technology neutral emission reduction targets. votes
  • Voted consistently against requiring every native title claimant to sign land use agreements. votes
  • Voted consistently for giving approval for mining in the Liverpool Plains. votes
  • Has never voted on making sanitary items GST-free. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing access to medicinal cannabis products. votes
  • Voted generally for a Royal Commission into Violence and Abuse against People with Disability. votes
  • Voted consistently for criminalising "revenge porn". votes
  • Voted almost always for maintaining or increasing defence spending. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against Adani's proposed Carmichael coal mine in the Galilee Basin. votes
  • Voted generally against drug testing welfare recipients. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against refugee family reunification. votes
  • Voted almost always against privatising government services. votes
  • Voted consistently against a review of our representatives' eligibility. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing federal government support for childcare. votes
  • Voted generally against government action on animal & plant extinctions. votes
  • Voted almost always against turning back asylum boats when possible. votes
  • Voted consistently against civil celebrants having the right to refuse to marry same-sex couples. votes
  • Voted consistently for universal access to abortion services. votes
  • Voted consistently for expanding Medicare-funded dental care. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing the Newstart Allowance rate. votes
  • Voted consistently against an inquiry into the Iraq War. votes
  • Voted almost always for the Paris Climate Agreement. votes
  • Voted generally for making more water from Murray-Darling Basin available to use. votes
  • Voted consistently against privatising the ABC. votes
  • Voted generally for targeting foreign interference in Australia. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing penalties for breach of data. votes
  • Voted consistently for a declared area offence. votes
  • Voted consistently for legalising euthanasia. votes
  • Voted almost always against stopping former ministers from taking lobbying positions within five years. votes
  • Voted almost always for promoting multiculturalism. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing legal protections for LGBTI people. votes
  • Voted almost always against nuclear energy. votes
  • Voted generally against prioritising religious freedom. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing political transparency. votes
  • Has never voted on a travel ban on people from certain countries. votes
  • Has never voted on MacMines' proposed China Stone coal mine in the Galilee Basin. votes
  • Voted consistently against political interference in research funding. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against protecting Australian sovereignty in trade agreements. votes
  • Voted almost always against pill testing. votes
  • Has never voted on legalising pepper spray. votes
  • Voted almost always against increasing government support for the dairy industry. votes
  • Has never voted on ending Governor-General allowances for serious misconduct. votes
  • Voted almost always for transgender rights. votes
  • Has never voted on community right to say no to nuclear waste disposal sites. votes
  • Voted consistently against Australia's timber industry. votes
  • Voted consistently against for increasing the Youth Allowance rate. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against reducing air pollution. votes
  • Voted consistently for investing in climate science. votes
  • Voted consistently for offshore oil mining. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing funding for public schools. votes
  • Voted consistently for a constitutionally enshrined First Nations Voice in parliament. votes
  • Voted almost always against implementing the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. votes

Read about how the voting record is decided.

RSS feed Most recent appearances in parliament

Motions: Climate Change (14 Feb 2019)

“I ask that general business notice of motion No. 1370 standing in my name for today and relating to climate change in the Pacific region be taken as a formal motion.”

Adjournment: Tasmania: Bushfires, Climate Change (12 Feb 2019)

“Once again, bushfires have plagued Tasmania for the start of 2019. It is not something that Tasmanians are unfamiliar with. We suffered terrible losses around Lake Mackenzie in the Tasmanian central plateau in 2016 and the destruction of the fishing town of Dunalley in 2013 and, of course, so many Tasmanians, including my parents, remember the 1967 bushfires that plagued the state, killing 64...”

Committees: Select Committee into the Obesity Epidemic in Australia; Report (5 Dec 2018)

“Labor welcomes today's tabling of the report of the Senate Select Committee into the Obesity Epidemic in Australia. As the committee's deputy chair, I'd like to express my gratitude to all of those individuals and organisations from across Australia who made submissions to this inquiry—some 153 submissions—and also to those who appeared at public hearings. As the chair, Senator Di...”

More of Lisa Singh's recent appearances

Numbers

Please note that numbers do not measure quality. Also, Senators may do other things not currently covered by this site. (More about this)

  • Has spoken in 34 debates in the last year — below average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 4 comments on this Senator's speeches — above average amongst Senators.
  • 2 people are tracking whenever this Senator speaks.
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 355 times in debates — average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)