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Lyn Allison, former Senator

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  • Former Australian Democrats Senator for Victoria
  • Became a Senator on 1 July 1996 — Federal election
  • Left Senate on 30 June 2008 — unknown

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Lyn Allison voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted very strongly for same sex marriage. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted very strongly for government administered paid parental leave. votes
  • Voted strongly for implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing competition in bulk wheat export. votes
  • Voted very strongly for recognising local government in the Constitution. votes
  • Voted very strongly against voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Has never voted on restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted very strongly for stem cell research. votes
  • Voted very strongly for more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted strongly for decreasing the private health insurance rebate. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing the age pension. votes
  • Voted very strongly for extending government benefits to same-sex couples. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing protection of Aboriginal heritage sites. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing availability of abortion drugs. votes
  • Voted moderately against the Intervention in the Northern Territory. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted very strongly against encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted very strongly against uranium export. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing surveillance powers. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing freedom of political communication. votes

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Most recent appearances in parliament

President of the Senate: (26 Jun 2008)

“by leave—On behalf of my Democrat colleagues I wish you well as you join senators on the bench in August and thank you for a job very well done. You have commanded great respect, not just on both sides but right around the chamber, at this end as well. You have done better than most, in my experience, at seeing those of us on our feet in the cross benches. Thank you for your generous...”

Committees: Environment, Communications and the Arts Committee; Report (26 Jun 2008)

“I thank the chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Environment, Communications and the Arts for her thanks and, in return, thank her by saying that it was a very good inquiry to be on and that she and the rest of the committee conducted themselves in a fine manner on a difficult but important inquiry into the sexualisation of children in the media. It was initiated by parents who...”

Valedictory: (25 Jun 2008)

“Senator Bartlett stole my opening line, which is that this is probably one of the most difficult speeches I will have made in this place. It is the end of a 31-year long era, and I desperately wish that I was handing my seat over to the next generation of Democrats senators rather than standing here, the last of our parliamentary leaders in the Senate, turning out the proverbial lights. To...”

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