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Voting record (from They Vote For You)
How Malcolm Roberts voted on key issues since 2006:
- Voted moderately against increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
- Voted very strongly for increasing trade unions' powers in the workplace. votes
- Voted strongly against the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme. votes
- Voted very strongly against implementing refugee and protection conventions. 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 for regional processing of asylum seekers. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against increasing marine conservation. votes
- Voted strongly for unconventional gas mining. votes
- Voted very strongly for restricting foreign ownership. votes
- Voted very strongly against increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
- Voted very strongly against more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
- Voted very strongly against increasing Aboriginal land rights. votes
- Has never voted on increasing funding for university education. votes
- Voted very strongly against increasing protection of Aboriginal heritage sites. votes
- Voted very strongly for live animal exports. votes
- Voted very strongly for decreasing availability of welfare payments. votes
- Voted moderately against increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
- Voted very strongly against increasing fishing restrictions. votes
- Voted very strongly for encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
- Voted very strongly for increasing surveillance powers. votes
- Voted a mixture of for and against increasing consumer protections. votes
- Voted very strongly for offshore processing of asylum seekers. votes
- Voted very strongly for decreasing ABC and SBS funding. votes
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- Hardly ever rebels against their party in this parliament.
- Business: Senate Temporary Orders (18 Jun 2020)
“I'm fairly new in the Senate, as people know, so I just want to first of all acknowledge some comments. I was delighted to see Senator Wong using data. I agree with her and the government. In fact, we mentioned to Senator Ruston that this segment of the day is out of hand. It's completely out of hand. I also want to compliment Senator Wong on saying that she is up for a discussion on this. I...”
- Regulations and Determinations: Coronavirus Economic Response Package (Payments and Benefits) Amendment Rules (No. 2) 2020; Disallowance (17 Jun 2020)
“The COVID scare has been having a massive impact on our country. We know that. As a servant to the people of Queensland and Australia, I want to express my empathy to the people who have either been put out of work or have limited work. There's enormous stress on people—we know that—and especially in the airline industry. It has been decimated because there is such close contact...”
- Matters of Public Importance: Morrison Government (17 Jun 2020)
“As a servant to the people of Queensland and Australia, I support this submission. In recent letters to the Prime Minister—in March, April and May—we expressed concern over the government's use of flawed modelling data to justify locking us all away and causing untold damage to our economy, businesses and jobs. The government's responses to these letters did not address the real...”
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- Has spoken in 144 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Senators.
- People have made 10 comments on this Senator's speeches — well above average amongst Senators.
- 3 people are tracking whenever this Senator speaks — email me whenever Malcolm Roberts speaks.
- Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 202 times in debates — average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)