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Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Malarndirri McCarthy voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted consistently for same-sex marriage equality. votes
  • Voted consistently for tobacco plain packaging. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a carbon price. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
  • Voted almost always for the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. votes
  • Voted almost always for implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted consistently against voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted generally for regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against unconventional gas mining. votes
  • Voted consistently against restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Has never voted on privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted generally against more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing funding for university education. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing protection of Aboriginal heritage sites. votes
  • Voted generally for live animal export. votes
  • Voted generally for decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing funding for road infrastructure. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Voted almost always against increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted consistently for encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted almost always for increasing surveillance powers. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing consumer protections. votes
  • Voted generally for offshore processing for people seeking asylum in Australia. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing freedom of political communication. votes
  • Voted consistently against requiring a warrant to access citizens’ telecommunications records. votes
  • Voted almost always against decreasing ABC and SBS funding. votes
  • Voted consistently against tighter means testing of family payments . votes
  • Voted generally for increasing accessibility of government data and documents. votes
  • Voted consistently for removing children from immigration detention. votes
  • Voted consistently against landholders' right to say no to mining and gas exploration. votes
  • Has never voted on building Australia’s new submarine fleet in South Australia. votes
  • Voted generally for protecting whales within Australian waters. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing the diversity of media ownership. votes
  • Voted generally for decreasing the gender pay gap. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing transparency of the China-Australia relationship. votes
  • Voted generally for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement. 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 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 consistently for protecting whistleblowers. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against a fast transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. votes
  • Voted generally for stopping tax avoidance or aggressive tax minimisation. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against ending illegal logging. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against protecting threatened forest and bushland habitats. votes
  • Voted consistently against a Royal Commission into banking. votes
  • Voted consistently against the use of strong encryption technologies. votes
  • Voted generally 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 for increasing funding for legal aid. votes
  • Voted consistently 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 a mixture of for and against speeding things along in Parliament (procedural). votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against suspending the rules to allow a vote to happen (procedural). votes
  • Voted generally for federal action on public housing. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing housing affordability. votes
  • Voted consistently against ending immigration detention on Nauru. votes
  • Voted consistently for imprisoning immigration detention workers who record or reveal information from their work. votes
  • Has never voted on putting a time limit on immigration detention. votes
  • Voted generally against ending immigration detention on Manus Island. votes
  • Voted almost always against protecting the Great Barrier Reef. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing the price of tobacco. votes
  • Voted consistently for a national redress scheme for institutional abuse survivors. votes
  • Voted generally against strengthening gun control laws. votes
  • Voted consistently against the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). votes
  • Voted generally for protecting citizens' privacy. votes
  • Voted consistently against a same-sex marriage plebiscite. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing the initial tax rate for working holiday makers to 19%. votes
  • Voted generally for Preventative Detention Orders (PDOs). votes
  • Voted generally against increasing the passenger movement charge ('PMC'). votes
  • Voted consistently against more scrutiny of the Australian Defence Force. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing the initial tax rate for working holiday makers to 15%. votes
  • Voted generally for Continuing Detention Orders (CDOs). votes
  • Voted generally for increasing investment in the coal industry. votes
  • Voted consistently for a Free Trade Agreement with China. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against changing the date of Australia Day. votes
  • Voted consistently for doctor-initiated medical transfers for asylum seekers. votes
  • Voted consistently against getting rid of the Gold Travel Pass. votes
  • Voted consistently against changing the wording of section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act. votes
  • Voted generally 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
  • Voted consistently against technology neutral emission reduction targets. votes
  • Voted consistently against requiring every native title claimant to sign land use agreements. votes
  • Has never voted on giving approval for mining in the Liverpool Plains. votes
  • Voted consistently against 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 a mixture of for and against criminalising "revenge porn". votes
  • Has never voted on closing the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. votes
  • Voted consistently for maintaining or increasing defence spending. votes
  • Voted almost always for Adani's proposed Carmichael coal mine in the Galilee Basin. votes
  • Voted generally against drug testing welfare recipients. votes
  • Voted consistently against privatising government services. votes
  • Voted consistently against a review of our representatives' eligibility. votes
  • Voted almost always against increasing federal government support for childcare. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against government action on animal & plant extinctions. votes
  • Voted consistently for 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 almost always for expanding Medicare-funded dental care. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing the Newstart Allowance rate. votes
  • Voted almost always against an inquiry into the Iraq War. votes
  • Voted consistently for the Paris Climate Agreement. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing eligibility requirements for Australian citizenship. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against making more water from Murray-Darling Basin available to use. votes
  • Voted consistently against privatising the ABC. votes
  • Voted almost always for targeting foreign interference in Australia. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing penalties for breach of data. votes
  • Voted generally for a declared area offence. votes
  • Voted consistently for legalising euthanasia. votes
  • Voted generally against stopping former ministers from taking lobbying positions within five years. votes
  • Voted consistently for promoting multiculturalism. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing legal protections for LGBTI people. votes
  • Voted consistently against nuclear energy. votes
  • Voted generally against prioritising religious freedom. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing political transparency. votes
  • Voted consistently against a travel ban on people from certain countries. votes
  • Voted consistently for MacMines' proposed China Stone coal mine in the Galilee Basin. votes
  • Has never voted on a combined Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia. votes
  • Voted generally against political interference in research funding. votes
  • Voted generally against protecting Australian sovereignty in trade agreements. votes
  • Voted consistently against pill testing. votes
  • Voted consistently against legalising pepper spray. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing government support for the dairy industry. votes
  • Voted consistently against ending Governor-General allowances for serious misconduct. votes
  • Voted consistently for transgender rights. votes
  • Voted consistently against community right to say no to nuclear waste disposal sites. votes
  • Voted almost always for Australia's timber industry. votes
  • Voted consistently for reducing personal income tax. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against for increasing the Youth Allowance rate. votes
  • Voted consistently for Temporary Exclusion Orders. votes
  • Has never voted on making the cashless debit card program voluntary. votes
  • Voted generally against banning new thermal coal mines. votes
  • Voted generally for reducing air pollution. votes
  • Voted consistently against an independent NDIS assessment process. votes
  • Voted consistently for investing in climate science. votes
  • Voted generally against building community climate change resilience. votes
  • Voted generally for offshore oil mining. votes
  • Voted generally against increasing funding for vocational education. votes
  • Voted generally for increasing access to the JobKeeper Payment. votes
  • Voted generally for assisting the Arts sector through the coronavirus pandemic. votes
  • Voted almost always against mandatory minimum sentences for certain offences. votes
  • Voted consistently for paid parental leave equality for stay-at-home mums and dads. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing funding for public schools. votes
  • Voted consistently for a Royal Commission into Robodebt. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing state and territory environmental approval powers. votes
  • Voted consistently against increasing the cost of humanities degrees. votes
  • Voted almost always for the Murray Darling Basin Plan. votes
  • Voted generally for assisting Australians trying to return from overseas. votes
  • Voted consistently for extending Jobkeeper Payment. votes
  • Voted consistently for increasing protections for franchisees. votes
  • Voted consistently for an independent inquiry into Attorney-General Christian Porter. votes
  • Voted consistently for a constitutionally enshrined First Nations Voice in parliament. votes
  • Has never voted on implementing the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing support for the Australian film and TV industry. votes
  • Voted consistently for building dedicated quarantine facilities (COVID-19). votes
  • Voted consistently for treating the COVID vaccine rollout as a matter of urgency. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing workplace protections for women. votes
  • Voted consistently against putting welfare payments onto cashless debit cards (or indue cards) on an ongoing basis. votes

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RSS feed Most recent appearances in parliament

Bills: Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Amendment (Economic Empowerment) Bill 2021; Second Reading (30 Nov 2021)

“Well, who would have thought over 40 years ago when we had no land in the Northern Territory for First Nations people that we would be here four decades and some later arguing over minor amendments, really, in the land rights act. Let me share with the Senate. In 1976, the Yanyuwa people were the first under the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act. to go for land. It was in the...”

Questions without Notice: COVID-19: Quarantine (30 Nov 2021)

“On what date will a new federal quarantine facility first commence operation?”

Questions without Notice: COVID-19: Quarantine (30 Nov 2021)

“Chief Executive of the Business Council of Australia, Jennifer Westacott, said this morning: 'Why can't we get the systems in place to manage this? There are 24 letters in the Greek alphabet. Everyone assumes that we're going to have more mutations and variants.' Why has the Morrison government refused to take responsibility for national quarantine?”

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  • Has spoken in 62 debates in the last year — average amongst Senators.
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