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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 a mixture of for and against 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 moderately against increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted moderately 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
  • Voted very strongly against 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 very strongly for increasing funding for road infrastructure. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing restrictions on gambling. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Voted moderately 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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RSS feed Most recent appearances in parliament

Bills: Social Security (Administration) Amendment (Continuation of Cashless Welfare) Bill 2020; In Committee (9 Dec 2020)

“I have a question for the minister, but before asking it I would like to address a comment that Senator Wong made. I have a lot of respect for Senator Wong's ability, but she referred, as I understand it, to Senator McCarthy as a representative of the First Peoples. I see Senator McCarthy as a gracious, committed person, a very considered person, but I don't see her as a representative of the...”

Bills: Social Security (Administration) Amendment (Continuation of Cashless Welfare) Bill 2020; In Committee (9 Dec 2020)

“Minister, it seems to be continuing on this racist theme. My understanding of 'racist' and 'racism' is where one group, a particular race, is classified or thought of as inferior or superior. Is there any discussion at all, or labelling, within the department of any group as inferior or superior? Or is this based on needs?”

Bills: Social Security (Administration) Amendment (Continuation of Cashless Welfare) Bill 2020; In Committee (9 Dec 2020)

“Minister, it's very sad and disappointing to see the terms 'racist' and 'racism' used as an excuse. Whenever I've seen it, it's been an excuse covering a lack of facts and solid logical argument. It seems to be meant to intimidate, silence and divert. It won't silence people who have the facts. Has there ever been any targeting of groups, either under Labor or under the Liberal-National...”

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  • Has spoken in 135 debates in the last year — well above average amongst Senators.
  • People have made 13 comments on this Senator's speeches — well above average amongst Senators.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 246 times in debates — average amongst Senators. (Why is this here?)

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